A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable, and unimaginable.


Ken Scott


Steve Conrad
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Dan Trunkman
Tom Wilkinson ... Timothy McWinters
Dave Franco ... Mike Pancake
Sienna Miller ... Chuck Portnoy
June Diane Raphael ... Susan Trunkman
Britton Sear ... Paul Trunkman
Ella Anderson ... Bess Trunkman
Nick Frost ... Bill Whilmsley
James Marsden ... Jim Spinch
Ken Scott Ken Scott ... Tourist at German Hotel
Kasia Malinowska Kasia Malinowska ... Craigslist Maid
Carmen Lopez Carmen Lopez ... Actual Maid
Melissa McMeekin ... National Rental Clerk
Michael Krabbe Michael Krabbe ... Dandlin Desk Clerk
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Maarten Daaervk


A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable - and unimaginable. Written by 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Caution: not safe for work. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong risqué sexual content/graphic nudity, and for language and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) and his company, Apex Select, deal in "swarf", which are most frequently metal filings produced by machine cutting. Swarf has several uses, including serving as lightweight construction materials in the automobile industry. See more »


When Vince Vaughan is leaving the railway station there is a tear on the right shoulder at the back of his suit, in the next scene there is an emergency repair and the suit is in one piece. See more »


Bill Whilmsley: Dan, this is Chuck Portnoy, who you know, don't you?
Chuck Portnoy: Those pants are so tight. Is that a crease?
Dan Trunkman: No, I don't have a crease. Thank you!
Chuck Portnoy: Slit?
Dan Trunkman: No
Chuck Portnoy: There's a space.
Dan Trunkman: There is no space.
Chuck Portnoy: There's actually space. It's alarming.
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References Tales from the Crypt (1989) See more »


On a Roll
Written by Kool Kojak (as Allan Grigg), Peter Svensson, and Shellback (as Johan Schuster)
Performed by Icona Pop
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Sit back and enjoy it
12 June 2015 | by frank-63-838463See all my reviews

Weird that so many people did not like this movie. I suppose if you had high expectations, you would be let down, but other than that, it was a thoroughly enjoyable well constructed comedy. At least a 7.2

The punch lines and comedy came off as low key and sort of anti-climactic, but I thought that gave it a greater sense of realism. I saw the IMDb ratings, and set my expectations low, and then looked for the redeeming qualities of the film, sometimes that's all it takes to get more out of it than the high-expectation crowd.

The main character suffers one realistic defeat after another, and sometimes that's how life goes. That sense of exhaustion from trying was clearly pervasive throughout the film, but the main character keeps chugging along and does not give in to the adversity he faces. To me, it created a compelling every day sort of comedy that was accessible and portrayed by fun characters.

There is some gratuitous nudity & lewdness that detracts in some ways from the film, but being thick skinned, it really did not bother me at all. Bullying is a surface theme, but really it's "being there" for your fiends and family that is the real message and the bullying is sort of mentioned as a mechanism to show adversity and rising above it with the people we love. What's not to like about that? Bunch of "nose in the air" stiffs didn't get it, so what.

Very watchable "b" comedy that does not try and over-achieve. Good movie for a quiet evening where you don't want to think too much. Anyone can highbrow this film and put it down, but it has tangible qualities that do not make it and idiotic "dumb & dumber" type film.

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Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Business Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,772,613, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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