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European Vacation (1985)

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The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

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The Froeger's Son
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Storyline

The Griswalds 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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26 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bonjour les vacances II  »

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$49,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

It is revealed in the intro, on his passport, that Clark's middle name is Wilhelm. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, we see that the Griswalds live at 8805 Skyline Drive, Chicago IL. There is no Skyline Drive in Chicago, IL. There is a Skyline Drive in Justice, IL (a very small southern suburb), but it does not run nearly long enough to have an 8800 block. See more »

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Hotel Manager: [Speaking very quickly in a heavy English accent] You're scuppered mate, this place is full of macaroons, of course I could get on the dog and bone and call my friend down White Chapel way.
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Rusty Griswold: Dad, he's speaking English.
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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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