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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 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 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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In Rome, the Griswalds pose in front of the Hotel Nazionale, built in 1733. See more »

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In the opening sequence, the Griswalds' address is revealed as 8805 Skyline Drive, Chicago IL. There is no Skyline Drive in Chicago. Justice, IL, (a very small southern suburb) has a Skyline Drive, but it's not long enough to have an 8800 block. See more »

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Clark Griswold: [Clark is driving around Lambeth Bridge Roundabout in London, England, and is unable to turn to the left] Hey look kids, there's Big Ben, and there's Parliament... again.
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Reach Out and Touch Someone
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Not as Good as the first Vacation,but Still a Ton of Fun,
20 May 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

European Vacation is a good movie with a well developed storyline a good comedic cast.I was certainly disappointed by this movie,because after seeing the first one,I thought seeing the Griswolds going to Europe would just be even more fun,but it wasn't,but this movie still is filled with some very funny scenes.Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are still in good form in this movie,and they are certainly the highlight,they are filled with positive energy and there is great chemistry between the two of them.I found Audrey,who is played by a different actor than she was in the first,was extremely annoying and certainly the worst part,she didn't make me laugh once.European Vacation is certainly disappointing,but fans of the first should still definitely enjoy.

After entering a game show,the Griswolds win a trip to Europe,but while they're there one problem after another comes along.

Best Performance: Chevy Chase Worst Performance: Dana Hill


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