European Vacation

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Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold and his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) -- and their two generally repulsive children, Rusty (Jason Lively) and Audrey (Dana Hill) -- are off on a European vacation thanks to a winning stint on a quiz show.

As the movie unfolds in brochures featuring London, Paris, and regions in Italy and Germany, the family undergoes a series of slap-schtick misadventures that include thinking an overwhelmed German husband and wife are long-lost relatives and getting into a funk in their train compartment.

Not on a par with the first National Lampoon vacation, the end of this European vacation is something that cannot come too soon for many viewers.


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