The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

  1. David Wain


  2. John Aboud


  3. Michael Colton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Will Forte

    Will Forte

    Douglas Kenney

  2. Domhnall Gleeson

    Domhnall Gleeson

    Henry Beard

  3. Martin Mull

    Martin Mull

    'Modern' Douglas Kenney

  4. Thomas Lennon

    Thomas Lennon

    Michael O'Donoghue

  5. Joel McHale

    Joel McHale

    Chevy Chase

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture
A Futile and Stupid Gesture



Status Released

Release Information

  • January 24, 2018


  • January 26, 2018


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue -



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