Director: John Landis
Screenwriters: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller
Stars: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Stephen Furst, Kevin Bacon, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen
You'd be hard-pressed to find a heterosexual male's college dorm room that doesn't have one of two posters on the common area wall: Scarface with gun in hand, and John Belushi's "College" picture.
Belushi's, of course, comes from Animal House, the most respected (and funniest) of all college movies. It centers on the mischievous Deltas, a ragtag crew of frat-rejects who wage a cavalcade of anarchy on their campus, much to the dean's chagrin. Animal House paints the collegiate experience as one full of sex, booze, and other forms of debauchery, which wasn't the case for us, unfortunately; we basically just played Xbox until the wee hours of the morning before stumbling into class rocking the same sweatpants every day.
No wonder so many live vicariously through the Belushi poster. —MB