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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

European Vacation (original title)
PG-13 | | Adventure, 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 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. Chevy Chase & his family are coming from America! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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26 July 1985 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's European Vacation  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Harold Ramis declined to return as director due to him working on Ghostbusters (1984). See more »

Goofs

When the plane passes the Statue of Liberty, the passengers look out the window on the left, but the view shown is on the right side. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Griswold: [after Audrey collapses on a French museums steps] Great, are you happy now Dad? She's dead!
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Connections

References National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) See more »

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Ca plane pour moi
Written by Lou De Prijck and Yves Lacomblez
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Courtesy of A&M Benelux
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3 September 2002 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised by all the negative comments - this was the first National Lampoon movie I saw, so I came to it fresh. OK, so it's not a great work of art, but I thought it was side-splittingly funny in places, and cleverly parodies all the national stereotypes that people tend to use.

As a great fan of visual humour, my favourite moment in the film has to be the scene where, having had all their clothes stolen, the family go shopping in a boutique in Italy and emerge on to the street dressed in absurdly over-the-top designer creations. It really is one of the funniest sights I have ever seen in a film. I defy anyone with a sense of humour not to laugh.


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