Rude, rough, tasteless, but often hilarious, this movie was a huge hit with young audiences and grossed more than $80 million. Supposedly based on the actual college experiences of the screenwriters (specifically Miller's year at Dartmouth), it served to introduce to films the anarchistic
talents of Belushi as he played off the fine work by Hulce, Matheson, and others. The story takes place in the early 1960s, before the Vietnam War had heated up. Hulce and the rotund Furst attempt to join fraternities on their Faber College campus, but they are turned away and wind up at Delta
House, a pigsty where they are welcomed by Matheson. The school's dean, Vernon, is keepi...