European Vacation

European Vacation
After winning a trip of a lifetime on a game show, the Griswold’s are off on another family adventure. But, despite their intentions, chaos and havoc follow the family during their trip to Europe. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “European Vacation”.

∙ The family is onboard the Pan Am plane to Europe. The outside of the plane is shown as it takes off and there are only three small windows on the right side along with five doors, indicating it’s a cargo plane. But views of the family sitting inside the plane shows open windows along both sides.

∙ Clark is walking down the hallway, trying to get back to the room. He breaks into the door on his right and the man and woman who run the hotel are sitting in the room. (Notice the fire extinguisher two doors behind him in the hallway.) Clark walks across the hallway, to his left, and accidently ends up in the bed with the wrong person. He runs for the door and steps out into the hallway toward Ellen and he’s coming out of the first door—the one where the man and woman were sitting. (Notice the fire extinguisher!)

∙ When the Griwolds are leaving the hotel after their first night in London, Clark mistakenly gets in the passenger seat while Ellen is in the driver’s seat. When they realize their mistake, the front view of the car shows Ellen and Clark get out. The close-up of Clark shows Ellen in the background and she leaves the car door open. It cuts to a front view as Clark is walking around to the other side and the door is closed.

∙ The family visits the Eiffel Tower. In the front view of Rusty and Clark, the woman to their left has her purse on her left arm while she’s holding the dog. But, when the dog jumps, the close-up of her shows the purse is gone.

∙ Audrey is reading the letter from Jack at the table in Paris. In the front view, she’s holding the paper and her right hand is at the top with her left hand near the bottom. It cuts to an overhead view (over Audrey’s left shoulder) and Audrey’s left hand is at the top and her right is at the bottom. Her hands are back in their original position in the next front view.

“European Vacation” (1985) stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane and John Astin. It runs 95 minutes and is rated R for nudity and language.

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