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Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Movie 20 December 2003
A holiday to the South Pacific turns awry, when Cousin Eddie's family and a tour guide are shipwrecked on an island.

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Though Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to provide for everyone and prove himself a real man. Written by samjjones

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What could go wrong in paradise? Just about anything!

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According to Randy Quaid, many of cousin Eddie's characteristics (most notably the clicking of the tongue) were based off a guy that Quaid knew from when he grew up in Texas years ago who had similar traits. See more »

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When the family is boarding the boat, the bow and stern of the boat are tied to the dock. Cousin Eddie unties the line from the stern. In the next shot the boat takes off, and the bow line has disappeared. See more »

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[Eddie looks out his window while sitting in an airplane]
Edward 'Eddie' Johnson: Hey, Third. All those people down there look like ants.
Clark 'Third' Johnson: [looks out the window] Dad, those *are* ants. We haven't taken off yet.
Edward 'Eddie' Johnson: You mean... we're gonna go higher?
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 2 (2010) See more »

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Vomitous
4 April 2004 | by (Wilton, NH) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of a few of the Vacation films, but when a movie franchise goes from the big screen to the TV screen, you know it's out of steam. Made for TV National Lampoon films do not do well on TV. This movie is another reason.

I think a lot of us were excited when this was coming out, but we also had to face the reality...it's a TV movie. Randy Quaid is fine as Cousin Eddie, but is better in a supporting role than the lead. Dana Barron sets history as the first actor to reprise her role as one of the Griswold kids. She is just as pretty, but it doesn't help a thin script.

Why was this movie even made? It was probably because NBC recently picked up another few years of presenting X-mas Vacation. There is nothing wrong with the acting. It's all in the script. It's just not that funny. People need to think before they write stuff like this. It is one Christmas movie I do not recommend.


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