European Vacation
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Background information
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Produced by Matty Simmons
Written by John Hughes (Story, Screenplay)
Robert Klane (Screenplay)
Starring Chevy Chase
Beverly D'Angelo
Dana Hill
Music by Charles Fox
Release date 26 July 1985
featuring music by The Power Station

National Lampoon's European Vacation is a 1985 comedy film directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Chevy Chase. The film features The Power Station's "Some Like It Hot".

About the filmEdit

The film is the second in National Lampoon's Vacation film series and was the only one that did not feature Randy Quaid's "Cousin Eddie" character.

The film's plot is another family misadventure, full of over-the-top slapstick. Chase and D'Angelo again portray the married couple Clark and Ellen Griswold, living in suburban Chicago with two children, Rusty and Audrey. The family competes in a game show called "Pig in a Poke" (based on Family Feud, but with the families wearing pig costumes) and wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe. In a whirlwind tour of western Europe, chaos of all sorts ensues.

The Power Station's "Some Like It Hot" features during a scene when Rusty daydreams he is a hotshot at a dance club.


  • Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold
  • Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold
  • Dana Hill as Audrey Griswold
  • Jason Lively as Russell "Rusty" Griswold
  • William Zabka as Jack
  • Victor Lanoux as The Thief
  • Massimo Sarchielli as The Other Thief
  • Eric Idle as The Bike Rider
  • John Astin as Kent Winkdale
  • Moon Unit Zappa as Rusty's California Girl


  • "Pig in a Poke" - Danny Gould
  • "Holiday Road" - Lindsey Buckingham
  • "Hey, Big Spender" - Beverly DeAngelo
  • "Some Like It Hot" - The Power Station
  • "The Hills Are Alive..." - The Griswolds
  • "Problemes d'Amour" - Alexander Robotnick
  • "Ca Plane Pour Moi" - Plastic Bertrand
  • "Town Called Malice" - The Jam
  • "New Looks" - Dr. John
  • "Back in America" - Network
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