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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 goes awry when Cousin Eddie's family and a tour guide are shipwrecked on an island.


Nick Marck


Matty Simmons
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Simmons Kate Simmons ... Paige (as Kate Bradley)
Jake Thomas ... Third Johnson
Randy Quaid ... Eddie Johnson
Fred Willard ... Professor Doornitz
Rodger Bumpass ... Lab Visitor / Plumber (voice) / Air Controller (voice)
Miriam Flynn ... Catherine Johnson
Eric Idle ... English Victim
Maya Quin Maya Quin ... Airplane Hostess
Angela Bennett ... Doornitz Assistant
Stephen Furst ... Hospital Doctor
Dana Barron ... Audrey Griswold
Edward Asner ... Uncle Nick (as Ed Asner)
Sal Catalano ... Taxi Driver
Jay Greenberg Jay Greenberg ... Santa Claus Security Guard
Trish Suhr Trish Suhr ... Woman Sitting Next to Nick on Plane


Unexpectedly, with Christmas just around the corner, the crude and perpetually unemployed Cousin Eddie Johnson, from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), wins a worry-free, all-inclusive vacation to a breathtaking tropical island in the South Pacific. However, after a seemingly innocuous boat trip, Eddie's family--along with the heartbroken, Audrey Griswold; the equally sad, Uncle Nick, and the lovely guide, Muka Laka Miki--end up marooned on a deserted islet in the middle of nowhere. Now, it's Eddie's chance to shine. Can he pull off the perfect Christmas out of nothing? Written by Nick Riganas

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Eddie's ready for the holidays. But are the holidays ready for Eddie? See more »




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The only Vacation movie that is a direct sequel of a sequel of the original National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) movie. See more »


While Eddie is flying the float plane, shots of the instrument panel show the airspeed as zero, with fixed altitude, even during landing. See more »


[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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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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4 April 2004 | by MichaelMovieLoftSee 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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20 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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