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European Vacation (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  26 July 1985 (USA)
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The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

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The Froeger's Son
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Storyline

The Griswolds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays in countries where they CAN speak the language... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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For over two thousand years, Europe has survived many great disasters. Now for the real test... The Griswold's. See more »

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26 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bonjour les vacances II  »

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$49,400,000 (USA)
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The literal translation of the Italian billboard featuring Ellen's half-naked picture is "The Lady in the Shower". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, the plastic container of lighter fluid makes a metallic sound when Clark and Ellen squeeze it. See more »

Quotes

[in Germany, Clark peers down at a village in the hills and tears come to his eyes]
Clark Griswold: There it is, kids, my motherland.
Rusty Griswold: Dad, Grandma's from Chicago.
Clark Griswold: Shut up, Russ.
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Is this movie bad? NO WAY
5 January 1999 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why people don't like this movie so much. Chevy Chase is there, Beverly D'Angelo is there, Eric Idle is there which is great. Sure, I'd rather see Anthony Michael Hall rather than Jason Lively, but even that's alright, Lively does a decent job. I don't care if people hate this movie, I'm sticking by my beliefs, and I say this movie is great.


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