Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end all parades for all time.Written by
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P.J. O'Rourke blames this movie for the decline and fall of the "National Lampoon" magazine. After the immense success of the movie at the box-office, various Hollywood studios and producers began to offer jobs to the best Lampoon writers. When they realized they could make much, much more money writing movie scripts, than writing for the Lampoon, they left for Hollywood. O'Rourke noted that many of the projects these writers worked on, never amounted to much, which hurt the writer's careers as much as the magazine. See more »
In the fraternity's basement bar, on the wall in the background is a Coca-Cola sign with the slogan, "Things Go Better With Coke." Coca-Cola didn't introduce that advertising slogan until 1963, a full year after the movie's setting. This is according to Coke's own web site, on a page titled "A History of Coca-Cola Advertising Slogans." See more »
Point of parliamentary procedure!
Don't screw around, they're serious this time!
Take it easy, I'm pre-law.
I thought you were pre-med.
What's the difference?
[Addressing the room]
Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests - we did.
[winks at Dean Wormer]
But you can't hold a whole fraternity responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the...
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Four of the listings in the cast are "mean dude," "meaner dude," "meanest dude," and "gigantic dude". See more »
The original studio screening ran 175 minutes, including footage featuring director John Landis as a bearded cafeteria worker who is tired of Bluto's antics in the lunchroom. See more »
If you have only seen this movie on TV, you have not really seen this movie. One of the best movie experiences of my life was seeing this movie in the theater with a full house of college students. I have never heard an audience laugh so hard, and I was laughing with them. That experience can never be recaptured. I don't know why this movie doesn't make the midnight movie tour in college towns. That way it might have some of the same impact. Also when it came out in 1978 it is hard to explain how big John Belushi was unless you were there and saw it first hand. It's still funny on the small screen, but only if you see it uncut. Never watch it on a network, they cut out most of the jokes!
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