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 ...
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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 »


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23 September 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Not worthy of the series
8 February 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this for quite some time but I do recall that this TV movie (the Keatons travelling to London) - released at the height of the show's popularity - was considered a disappointment.

The film was not only frivolous but downright silly at times, especially with some nonsensical plot about the Keatons accidentally carrying some 'spy film' (located in a hair brush iirc) that had the London authorities chasing after them.

The real letdown was that it didn't accurately convey the strongest features about 'Family Ties'; not just the humour and memorable characters like Alex P Keaton, but the intelligence and sophistication that the show displayed in its best episodes.

That this effectively felt like a 'dumbed down' version of the show was a real waste, and not a worthy reflection of the TV series.

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