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Family Ties Vacation (1985)

The Keaton Family goes on a Family Vacation.

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Will Mackenzie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Meredith Baxter ... Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Michael Gross ... Steven Keaton
Michael J. Fox ... Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman ... Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers ... Jennifer Keaton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Ainslie Jean Ainslie ... Tour Guide
Philip Anthony Philip Anthony ... Receptionist
Paul Cooke Paul Cooke ... Student
John Gillett ... Inspector Wyman
Mark Greenstreet Mark Greenstreet ... Bellboy
Peter Guinness ... Contact Man
Guy Henry ... Jonathan
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Michael
Philip Hynd Philip Hynd ... Markham
Charles Lewsen Charles Lewsen ... Lord #2
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The Keaton Family goes on a Family Vacation.

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Stalked by spies! Chased by Scotland Yard! Caught with a deadly hairbrush! Will the Keaton's vacation destroy an empire? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Семейные узы едут в Лондон See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Came out the same year as National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), with many similar plot points. See more »

Quotes

Mallory Keaton: Do they have toast in England?
Alex P. Keaton: Yeah, I think a boat load just came in this morning.
Mallory Keaton: Alex, you don't have to be so sarcastic, okay? We are in a foreign country. We don't know for sure if they have toast here.
Alex P. Keaton: Mallory, the United States was started by people from England. They had toast before we did.
Mallory Keaton: Oh yeah? Who invented it?
Alex P. Keaton: Alfred Toast.
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Alternate Versions

These episodes have also aired on Nick at Nite with the incorrect closing credits, but in the proper place, between seasons 3 & 4, in the series run. See more »

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Spun-off from Family Ties (1982) See more »

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Not worthy of the series
8 February 2008 | by Marco_TrevisiolSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this for quite some time but I do recall that this TV movie (the Keatons travelling to London) - released at the height of the show's popularity - was considered a disappointment.

The film was not only frivolous but downright silly at times, especially with some nonsensical plot about the Keatons accidentally carrying some 'spy film' (located in a hair brush iirc) that had the London authorities chasing after them.

The real letdown was that it didn't accurately convey the strongest features about 'Family Ties'; not just the humour and memorable characters like Alex P Keaton, but the intelligence and sophistication that the show displayed in its best episodes.

That this effectively felt like a 'dumbed down' version of the show was a real waste, and not a worthy reflection of the TV series.


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