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Planes, Trains and Automobiles/National Lampoon's Vacation/European Vacation [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 5747343
  • Release Date: 05/13/2014
  • Rating: R
  • 4.8 (37)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.8
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (37 out of 37)

Synopsis

National Lampoon's European Vacation
Despite the many adventures they suffered in National Lampoon's Vacation, the Griswold family decides to take another crack at having fun. This time, the doltish clan heads across the Atlantic for a whirlwind vacation after winning a game show. Will the monuments of Europe survive? ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Were it not for its profanity-laden opening scenes, John Hughes' Planes, Trains and Automobiles might have been suitable family entertainment: certainly it's heaps less violent and mean-spirited than Hughes' Home Alone. En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, easily annoyed businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita. Unable to find a room in any of the four-star hotels, Neal is compelled to accept Del's invitation to share his accommodations in a cheapo-sleazo motel. Driven to distraction by Del's annoying personal habits, the ungrateful Neal lets forth with a stream of verbal abuse. That's when Del delivers the anticipated (but always welcome) "I don't judge, why should you?"-type speech so common to John Hughes flicks. The shamefaced Neal tries to make up to Del, but there's a bumpy time ahead as the mismatched pair make their way back to Chicago, first in a balky train, then by way of a refrigerator truck. We know from the outset that the oil-and-water Neal and Del will be bosom companions by the end of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but it's still a fun ride. The best bit: a half-asleep Del thinking that he's got his hand tucked between two pillows -- until his bedmate, Neal, bellows "Those aren't pillows!" ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

National Lampoon's Vacation
The first film in the Vacation comedy franchise stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, an ad exec who becomes consumed with taking his family cross-country to Wally World, a California amusement park. Less a vacation than a descent into a peculiarly American kind of hell, the Griswolds suffer through an endless series of catastrophes, culminating in a run-in with the law. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase - Clark Griswold
  • Beverly D'Angelo
    Beverly D'Angelo - Ellen Griswold
  • Jason Lively
    Jason Lively - Rusty Griswald
  • Dana Hill
    Dana Hill - Audrey Griswald
  • Eric Idle
    Eric Idle - Bike rider

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (37 Reviews)
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