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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | | Adventure, 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clark Griswold
... Ellen Griswold
... Audrey Griswold
... Rusty Griswold
... Pig in a Poke Host - Kent
... Game Show Hostess #1
... Mr. Froeger
Cynthia Szigeti ... Mrs. Froeger
... The Froeger's Son
... The Froeger's Daughter
Tricia Lange ... Game Show Hostess #2
... Jack
Wendy Goldman ... Stewardess
Angus MacKay ... Announcer at Court
Julie Wooldridge ... Princess Di
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Storyline

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... The Griswold's. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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National Lampoon's European Vacation  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,329,627, 28 July 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,400,000
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Trivia

The opening title sequence showing the character's passports was Chevy Chase's idea. He insisted that his name be shown first, in case the movie did well. See more »

Goofs

When Audrey calls Jack from the London hotel, she dials 7 numbers before Jack answers. Calling the US from the UK requires 13 numbers (001 + Area Code + 7-digit number). See more »

Quotes

Clark Griswold: [Clark is driving around Lambeth Bridge Roundabout in London, England, and is unable to turn to the left] Hey look kids, there's Big Ben, and there's Parliament... again.
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The opening credits are stamped on various parts of passports, including the passport photos of the cast. See more »

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Baby It's You, Yes I Am
Performed by Danger Zone
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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