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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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Storyline

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... 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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Chevy Chase mentions that after the release of the movie in theaters, he received dozens of letters from people who had visited London and claimed to have the same problem with the traffic circle where Clark cannot get left and is stuck driving in circles. See more »

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Ellen Griswold: Look back there!
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Ellen Griswold: Look who she's with!
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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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