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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Director: Jeremiah Chechik (Dir)
Release Date:   1989
Premiere Information:   New York opening: week of 1 Dec 1989; Los Angeles opening: 9 Dec 1989
Duration (in mins):   97
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Cast:   Chevy Chase (Clark)  
    Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen)  
    Randy Quaid (Eddie)  
    Miriam Flynn (Cathrine)  
    William Hickey (Lewis)  

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Production Company: Hughes Entertainment  
Distribution Company: Warner Bros., Inc. (A Warner Communications Company)
Director: Jeremiah Chechik (Dir)
Producer: John Hughes (Prod)
  Tom Jacobson (Prod)
Writer: John Hughes (Wrt)
Photography: Thomas Ackerman (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Stephen Marsh (Prod des)
Film Editor: Jerry Greenberg (Film ed)
  Michael A. Stevenson (Film ed)
Music: Angelo Badalamenti (Mus)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Warner Brothers, Inc. 12/3/1990 dd/mm/yyyy PA479396

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Genre: Comedy

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Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   30 May 1989   p. 27.
Los Angeles Times   1 Dec 1989   p. 9.
New York Times   1 Dec 1989   p. 12.
Variety   6 Dec 1989   p. 32, 34.

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