The 1978 film "Animal House" is the film where John "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi) plays the character of a college student. Bluto is a member of the Delta fraternity; he is also a guy that welcomes others (claiming his house "need the dues"). So the entire film concerns a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.

When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House. They get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on "Double Secret Probation" and secretly assigned Omega's president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.

"Animal House" (aka "National Lampoon's Animal House") is a comedy. It was directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, and Chris Miller. It was produced by Matty Simmons of National Lampoon and Ivan Reitman for Universal Pictures. It's made $141.6 million.

This film was inspired by stories written by Miller and published in National Lampoon. The stories were based on Ramis's experience in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis, Miller's Alpha Delta Phi experiences at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and producer Reitman's life at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

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