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


Work hard, play harder! 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 »

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Did You Know?


The movie poster featuring a glass of beer in place of someone's head is an homage to Thank You for Smoking (2005). See more »


Although "Flügelschlagen" is an actual German word it does not make any sense the way it is used throughout the movie. It's nonsense and becomes a running gag after that. Translated back to English it means "flapping wings", i.e. what birds do to fly. Only at the end of the movie, where Dan tries to explain it to his wife, it fits pretty well into the context of his words of wisdom. See more »


Dan Trunkman: I just landed a huge deal for you and then you tell me that I'm going to take 5% less this year?
Chuck Portnoy: You are replaceable.
Dan Trunkman: You say that kind of stuff a lot and that's why Brian Peters wrote, 'you're a jackass' on your parking spot.
Brian Peters: What the hell, Dan?...
Dan Trunkman: That was one year ago. The next day I started my own company. I only have two employees. One's too old and one's too young.
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Beer Garden
Written by James Clarke
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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If you are self-employed, you will love this movie
21 November 2015 | by Jwxujerry-580-428462See all my reviews

This movie is superficial. The jokes are marginally funny. There were nude scenes. The plot is somewhat predictable, a story of a underdog who eventually pulled it off with persistency and heart despite numeral setbacks. However, I for one can relate to the characters, a lot. I watched the movie on HBO on a Friday night after a long day of work as a small business owner. On this day, I bid on a project of a client who really likes our work but seldom gives projects because of our small size. Later I was told that another client was not happy with the frequency of our communication - a large company's VPs have meeting with her on a daily basis. With about a million things to take care of everyday, I can't imagine to have time to call her everyday just to chat. If you have struggles as a small business owner, which I am sure each has, you will like this movie because you feel that the main character is part of you. You try so hard for your family and your employees, whose livelihood depend on you. So the movie struck me on a day filled with some success and some setback at the same time, a typical day of my life. Who can't say that's not how life is no matter what you do. So the spirit of the character is contagious, and can struck you deep. The movie appears to be superficial. But when you think about it, and relate it to your life, it is not that superficial. In fact, it provoked some deep emotions.

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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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