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Runtime: 95 min

Genres: Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Romance

Languages: English | French | German | Italian

Countries: USA

After winning a tour package in a game show, the bickering Griswald family carve a trail of destruction through England, France, Germany, and Italy. Somehow Ellen (Bevery D'Angelo), the mom, gets kidnapped by gangsters, leading to a car chase that reunites the family, despite their differences.

Directors (1)

Writers (2)

John Hughes story
Robert Klane screenplay

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Robert Paynter (director of photography) (as Bob Paynter)

Actors (47)

Alice Sapritch Dowager on the Eiffel Tower
Angus MacKay Announcer at Court
Ballard Berkeley Second English Motorist
Beverly D'Angelo Ellen Griswold
Bruno Di Luia Beret'ed Man in City Square (uncredited)
Chevy Chase Clark Griswold
Claudia Neidig Claudia
Cynthia Szigeti Mrs. Froeger
Dana Hill Audrey Griswold
David Gersh Mr. Garland
Derek Deadman Taxi Driver
Didier Pain Video Camera Thief
Elizabeth Arlen Mrs. Garland
Ennio Antonelli Applauder (uncredited)
Eric Idle The Bike Rider
Erika Wackernagel Helga Spritz (as Erica Wackernagel)
Gary Owens Pig in a Poke Announcer (uncredited)
Gloria Charles Stewardess
Gwen Nelson Hotel Manager's Mother
Isa Carol Horio Blonde Girl at Eiffel Tower
Isabelle Massaro Brunette Girl at Eiffel Tower
Jacques Herlin Hotel Desk Clerk
Jacques Maury Hotel's Assistant Manager
Jason Lively Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
Jeannette Charles Queen Elizabeth
John Astin Kent Winkdale
Jorge Krimer Unfortunate Express Agent
Julie Wooldridge Princess Diana
Kevi Kendall Daughter Froeger
Malcolm Danare Son Froeger
Massimo Sarchielli The Other Thief
Maureen Lipman Lady in the Bed
Mel Smith Hotel Manager
Moon Unit Zappa Rusty's California Girl (as Moon Zappa)
Paul Bartel Mr. Froeger
Paul McDowell First English Motorist
Peter Hugo Prince Charles
Philippe Sturbelle Cafe Waiter
Robbie Coltrane Man in the Bathroom
Salvatore Billa Policeman (uncredited)
Sheila Kennedy Game Show Hostess #1
Sylvie Badalati Rusty's French Girl
Tricia Lange Game Show Hostess #2
Victor Lanoux The Thief
Wendy Goldman Stewardess
William Zabka Jack
Willy Millowitsch Fritz Spritz (as William Millowitsch)