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European Vacation (1985)

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The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

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The Griswalds 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. Chevy Chase & his family are coming from America! 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 video camera (a JVC SF-P3) that Clark uses to film Ellen in the shower (which gets stolen in France) was Chevy Chase's own video camera at the time. See more »

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As the car chase ends in the fountain, Clark pulls Eric Idle out of the water to punch him and Idle's hair is all wet, but in the next shot Idle's hair is dry. See more »

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Rusty Griswold: [comes in the room while Clark is brushing his teeth in a bowl] ... Hey, Dad, look. Bed pans!
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I wondered whatever happened to Jack? :D
19 September 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

OK, was this the best Vacation sequel? No, not really. But it still had a great amount of a laughter. I can't believe that some people really didn't like this film. Don't you have moments where you just want to sit down and laugh? Don't think, just laugh and have a good time with the film? The Griswalds are back and they are in Europe! They have won an excellent trip to London, Paris, Germany(they don't state where), and Rome. Of course they do manage to get into trouble, otherwise it wouldn't be a comedy. Clark still has the "father-knows-best" policy and becomes more obsessed with having a good time with the family than listening to them and their ideas. Ellen has become a famous naked model in Europe because of some undeleted footage that was stolen from Clark on his camera. Rusty is opting for a lot of booty in Europe and Audrey just won't shut up about a not all that boyfriend, Jack.

This movie has non-stop laughter that you have to admit is catchy. They did recycle some jokes from the first, but I think you need to let go and have some fun. This was an enjoyable film.

7/10


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