The Keaton Family goes on a Family Vacation.




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Credited cast:
Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Ainslie ...
Tour Guide
Philip Anthony ...
Paul Cooke ...
John Gillett ...
Inspector Wyman
Mark Greenstreet ...
Contact Man
Richard Huw ...
Philip Hynd ...
Charles Lewsen ...
Lord #2


The Keaton Family goes on a Family Vacation.

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Stalked by spies! Chased by Scotland Yard! Caught with a deadly hairbrush! Will the Keaton's vacation destroy an empire? See more »


Comedy | Family





Release Date:

23 September 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mallory Keaton: Do they have toast in England?
Alex P. Keaton: Yeah, I think a boat load just came in this morning.
Mallory Keaton: Alex, you don't have to be so sarcastic, okay? We are in a foreign country. We don't know for sure if they have toast here.
Alex P. Keaton: Mallory, the United States was started by people from England. They had toast before we did.
Mallory Keaton: Oh yeah? Who invented it?
Alex P. Keaton: Alfred Toast.
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Spun-off from Family Ties (1982) See more »

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Decent enough
25 September 2008 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I notice that one reviewer here feels like this TV-movie-of-the-week was not worthy of the series and he also mentions that it's downright silly at times.

I agree with him that the show displays better humor and that this movie is a bit on the silly side. The bumbling spies look especially silly and some of the Keatons look like they're completely different characters here than on the show. Steven, Elyse and Mallory act a lot differently here than we're used to on the show and Jennifer has nothing to do here. The one character who's instantly recognizable is Alex and he carries the movie as far as it can go. The scenes at Oxford university are decent and Alex's inability to blend in with the English crowd is pretty funny at times.

I recently read Michael J. Fox's "Lucky Man" and there he comments on this film. He doesn't think too highly of it and mentions the fact that it was incredibly rushed.

But for a fan of the show I doubt that person will be bored to death. This film is sporadically funny, a bit too silly but for a TV movie of the week I think it's overall decent enough. For a fan of the show that is.

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