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'Vacation' Movie Quotes

Updated June 10, 2019 166 votes 86 voters 15.7k views10 items

Vacation movie quotes reboot the classic National Lampoon's Vacation film series with a new, modern installment following one family's road trip to Walley World. The comedy was written and directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein using the premise of the 1983 movie for inspiration. With Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, Vacation opened in theaters on July 29, 2015.

In Vacation, Griswold son Rusty (Ed Helms) is now an adult with a wife and family of his own. He dreams about taking his family, including wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and sons James (Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins) on a cross-country road trip to the Walley World amusement park, just like the trip he took 30 years earlier in the original film.

So Rusty packs up the family in a fancy new, albeit odd foreign, car and they set off on vacation. Of course the hijinks, odd meetings with new characters and laughs follow, including when they visit Rusty's sister, Audrey (Leslie Mann), and her quite open husband, Stone Crandall (Chris Hemsworth).

Vacation cameos include those form Charlie Day, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall, Nick Kroll, Michael Pena, Colin Hanks and many others as the film opens alongside the likes of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Pixels, Southpaw, and Ant-Man.
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    This is a Very Special Guitar

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    Clark Griswold: That's a very special guitar. It was given to me by Bob Dylan.
    James Griswold: The Bob Dylan?
    Clark Griswold: No, a Bob Dylan but it was given to him by Jimi Hendrix.
    James Griswold: The Jimi Hendrix?
    Clark Griswold: No.

    James seems really excited when grandfather Clark gives him a very special guitar. This excitement wanes when Clark admits that isn't not so special after all.
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    It's the Honda of Albania

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    Rusty Griswold: Walley World, here we come!
    Kevin Griswold: What the hell is that?
    Rusty Griswold: That's a 2015 Tartan Prancer. It's the Honda of Albania. Let's hit the road!

    In a throwback to the original, father Rusty unveils a new ride to take the family to Walley World. It looks incredibly ugly, as did the original station wagon, but it's perfect for a family road trip.
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    You Must Be the Fung Family

    Chad: Hi, folks! You must be the Fung family.
    Debbie Griswold: Huh?
    Chad: I'm just messing with you. Look at that guy's face. He's like, 'Fungs?'
    Kevin Griswold: Stop talking to me.

    When the Griswolds arrive to do some whitewater rafting, guide Chad makes a (bad) joke to get them started with some levity. Youngest son Kevin is not amused.
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    The Prancer Doesn't Go Any Faster

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    James Griswold: You've gotta go faster, dad!
    Rusty Griswold: The Prancer doesn't go any faster!
    Debbie Griswold: Okay, well, maybe if I press this rabbit button it will go faster or give it a boost or something.
    Rusty Griswold: Yes! What? Why am I swiveling?
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    Rusty Griswold: I have an idea. If I pull the wheel to the left, yank the handbrake, drive right past him.
    James Griswold: You know how to do that?
    Rusty Griswold: If Vin Diesel can do it, so can I! Hang on!
    Debbie Griswold: Why are you as good as Vin Diesel?

    The family finds themselves in a road spat with a semi-truck in their fancy foreign car. Needing to get out of the way, they try some unconventional approaches. Pulling over and letting the truck pass apparently would be too easy.
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