National Lampoon's European Vacation

National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

For over two thousand years, Europe has survived many great disasters. Now for the real test. Chevy Chase & his family are coming from America!

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1985-07-25
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 815 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Amy Heckerling
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The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and so 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.

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  • Chevy Chase

    as Clark Griswold
  • Beverly D'Angelo

    as Ellen Griswold
  • Dana Hill

    as Audrey Griswold
  • Jason Lively

    as Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
  • Eric Idle

    as The Bike Rider
  • William Zabka

    as Jack
  • John Astin

    as Kent
  • Mel Smith

    as Hotel Manager
  • Maureen Lipman

    as Lady in the Bed
  • Robbie Coltrane

    as Man in the Bathroom
  • Paul Bartel

    as Mr. Froeger
  • Cynthia Szigeti

    as Mrs. Froeger
  • Jacques Herlin

    as Hotel Desk Clerk
  • Jacques Maury

    as Hotel's Assistant Manager
  • Willy Millowitsch

    as Fritz Spritz
  • Erika Wackernagel

    as Helga Spritz
  • Moon Unit Zappa

    as Rusty's California Girl
  • Claudia Neidig

    as Rusty's German Girl
  • Elizabeth Arlen

    as Mrs. Garland
  • Paul McDowell

    as 1st Motorist
  • Ballard Berkeley

    as 2nd Motorist
  • Derek Deadman

    as Taxi Driver
  • Angus MacKay

    as Announcer at Court
  • Jeannette Charles

    as The Queen
  • Peter Hugo

    as Prince Charles
  • Julie Wooldridge

    as Princess Diana
  • Malcolm Danare

    as The Froeger's Son
Production Matty Simmons Producer
Writing John Hughes Screenplay
Editing Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Directing Amy Heckerling Director
Camera Robert Paynter Director of Photography
Sound Charles Fox Original Music Composer
Production Regina Gruss Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Graham Williams Costume Design
Art Alan Tomkins Art Direction
Production Stuart Cornfeld Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Monty Westmore Makeup Artist
Art Robert Cartwright Production Design
Writing Robert Klane Screenplay
Art Leslie Tomkins Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Nick Forder Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Christine George Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Daphne Martin Hairstylist
Art Simon Wakefield Set Decoration
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Directing Don French First Assistant Director
Lighting Bob Bremner Gaffer
Directing Michael D. Moore Second Unit Director
Sound Tony Dawe Sound Recordist
Crew Richard Richtsfeld Special Effects
Production Dieter Meyer Production Supervisor
Camera Stephen Morley Still Photographer