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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rik Mayall was first considered for the role of the bike rider as both Chevy Chase and director Amy Heckerling were both fans of "The Young Ones (1982)." But "Warner Bros" executives wouldn't allow him to be cast as he wasn't very well known in the US. John Cleese was also considered for the role. See more »
The "Pig In a Poke" announcer says they won a "supercharged Honda 750 motorcycle." The motorcycle shown is a Honda Rebel 250. See more »
The opening credits are stamped on various parts of passports, including the passport photos of the cast. See more »
When Clark's car suffers the blowout during the chase, he originally yelled out "Oh, fuck!" In order for the film to receive a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, the line was redubbed with "Darn it all!" This dub is clearly evident in all released versions. See more »
OK, was this the best Vacation sequel? No, not really. But it still had a great amount of a laughter. I can't believe that some people really didn't like this film. Don't you have moments where you just want to sit down and laugh? Don't think, just laugh and have a good time with the film? The Griswalds are back and they are in Europe! They have won an excellent trip to London, Paris, Germany(they don't state where), and Rome. Of course they do manage to get into trouble, otherwise it wouldn't be a comedy. Clark still has the "father-knows-best" policy and becomes more obsessed with having a good time with the family than listening to them and their ideas. Ellen has become a famous naked model in Europe because of some undeleted footage that was stolen from Clark on his camera. Rusty is opting for a lot of booty in Europe and Audrey just won't shut up about a not all that boyfriend, Jack.
This movie has non-stop laughter that you have to admit is catchy. They did recycle some jokes from the first, but I think you need to let go and have some fun. This was an enjoyable film.
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