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
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Dana Hill had Type 1 diabetes (a disease which took her life in 1996), which made shooting Audrey's nightmare scene difficult. Hill had to be very careful and avoid swallowing any of the food she was supposed to be eating. See more »
Clark clearly says "Fuck!" during the car chase at the end, but the word is dubbed over. See more »
[In their hotel room in England, Ellen opens a door, only to find a closet, and discovering there is no bathroom]
Clark, there's no bathroom.
Of course there's a bathroom. Europeans go to the bathroom, don't they?
[Clark opens the door to his left to find another closet with a mattress inside]
Maybe they don't.
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The opening credits are stamped on various parts of passports, including the passport photos of the cast. See more »
I have seen this movie many times and although it is nearly 20 years old, it still makes me laugh.Europe as experienced by an American family is very funny and even people who are offended by the so-called lack of respect towards the old continent, should agree that the typical characteristics of the English, French, Germans and Austrians are true to life, although admittedly slightly exaggerated.It's an unpretentious movie which aims at offering a better form of slapstick. Chevy Chase with his mixture of good intentions and bewilderment is always hilarious. One good piece of advice: NEVER go to Austria and watch the guys doing those typical male dances in their short leather pants.After having seen this movie, you will be subjected to hysterical laughter!
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