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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
"European Vacation" (original title)

R  |   |  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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Not as good as the first, not as bad as they say...
7 January 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Although it's not as good as the first film, this sequel isn't as terrible as I've heard people say. There are some very funny moments and this is Chevy Chase's best screen role. The only thing that's ever really bothered me about the Vacation films is that the Griswold's children are always played by different actors. Maybe I'm being picky, but I like continuity once in a while. There is a nice cameo from Eric Idle that was very funny and I liked the spoof of The Sound Of Music. Worth a watch.


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