In 1962, Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman are freshman in college. They want to join a fraternity. After visiting several, including the snobby Omega house, they come to a Delta house pledge party. Here they meet the handsome, but compulsive womanizer Otter, his best friend Boone, Boone's girlfriend Katy, the daring thrill-seeker D-Day, the ever responsible Hoover, and slacker Bluto. They are accepted into the fraternity and join in on the wild toga parties, road trips, and practical jokes. But Dean Wormer is determined to have Delta kicked off campus and its members expelled. He enlists the help of Omega house and its leaders Doug Neidermyer and Greg Marmalard and new pledge Chip Diller. Delta is not willing to go away quietly.
John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Peter Riegert, Mary Louise Weller, Stephen Furst, James Daughton, Bruce McGill, Mark Metcalf, DeWayne Jessie, Karen Allen, James Widdoes, Martha Smith, Sarah Holcomb, Lisa Baur, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland.
College freshmen -- Drama.
Greek letter societies -- Drama.
Initiations (into trades, societies, etc.) -- Drama.
Men -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Deans (Education) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
MPAA rating: R.
2 videodiscs (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Music, Elmer Bernstein ; edited by George Folsey, Jr. ; art director, John J. Lloyd.