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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | | 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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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

In some scenes, Chevy Chase wears a black Chicago Bears ball cap. He wears the same Chicago Bears cap throughout all four Vacation movies. See more »

Goofs

When Clark discovers the bound man in the trunk, he slams it shut. A hole is cut out of the trunk's lid, presumably for the camera. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: Those bells haven't rung in years.
Rusty Griswold: What do they mean?
Claudia: They're going to hang someone!
Rusty Griswold: [thinks for a moment, then] DAD!
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Baby It's You, Yes I Am
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Written and Produced by Lloyd Chiate and John Nelson
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pretty good
5 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

even though it's not as good as the first,and 3rd it's still pretty good. it's also a bit better than the 4th one. there are some laughs in this movie,and it's entertaining. after this one the series started not to make sense. even though the 3rd vacation is better it has the kids younger,which makes no sense. all in all european vacation is not as bad as people say. i give this movie **1/2 out of ****


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