|Everything is planned, everything is packed, everything will go hilariously wrong: The Griswolds are going on vacation! The Ultimate Vacation Collection from National Lampoon includes VACATION, EUROPEAN VACATION, CHRISTMAS VACATION, and VEGAS VACATION!|
VACATION: Everything is planned. Everything is packed. And everything is about to go hilariously wrong. The Griswolds are going on vacation. In the driver's seat, of course, is Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), an Everyman eager to share the open road and the wonders of family togetherness with his wife and kids. Myriad mishaps, crude kin (Randy Quaid), encounters with a temptress (Christie Brinkley), financial woes, Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) on the roof, one security guard (John Candy) and 2,460 miles later, it is indeed a wonder the Griswolds are together. There's never been a family vacation like it. Except perhaps for yours. And that helps explain why NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION remains so popular...and so very funny.
EUROPEAN VACATION: The first time the Griswolds took a trip -- in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION -- moviegoers everywhere went along for the ride...and went bonkers! Now, they're into even zanier sightseeing in NATIONAL LAMPOON'S EUROPEAN VACATION, directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High). Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo return as Clark and Ellen, winners of a European tour on which their teenagers Rusty (Jason Lively) and Audrey (Dana Hill) join them. Deluxe accommodations...don't. Clark tries left-sided English driving, leaving Stonehenge unhinged. In Bavaria a slap-dancing polka turns into a slaphappy free-for-all. It's holiday road havoc for the Griswolds -- and your high road to hilarity!
CHRISTMAS VACATION: This holiday season Clark Griswold vows his clan will enjoy "the most fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas ever." Before you can sing "Fa-la-la-la-lah," he decks the halls with howls of folly in the perennial favorite NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION. Seeing is believing. There are 25,000 lights on the roof. An exploding turkey on the dining room table. A SWAT team taking siege outside. A festive supporting cast and a John Hughes script full of wit, heart and sheer goofiness. Yule love it!
VEGAS VACATION: When Clark Griswold puts his mind to something, we soon realize he hasn't got one. Still, nothing stops him when the vacation bug hits. This time he's chosen Las Vegas, the family entertainment capital of America! Chevy Chase returns as bubbly, bumbling Clark in VEGAS VACATION, a jokers-are-wild laughfest including two other stars from past Vacations. Beverly D'Angelo is back as wife Ellen, doting on the guy she calls "Sparky," and Randy Quaid again delights as grubby goofball Cousin Eddie. Ethan Embry (That Thing You Do!) and screen-debuting Marisol Nichols are Griswold teens who love the round-the-clock nightlife -- as long as they don't share it with mom and dad! From Siegfried and Roy's extravaganza to a Hoover dam tour, from cruising to losing (Wallace Shawn as a shifty blackjack dealer) to amorous crooning (Wayne Newton falls for Ellen), watch Clark try to keep family and wallet together!
"[European Vacation] Another great Vacation movie. Fred Topel, About.com
"[Vacation] Have a good laugh. I liked taking this Vacation. Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"[Vacation] Constantly hilarious, with a comic supporting cast to die for. Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"[Vegas Vacation] A winner. This fourth Vacation is clearly the best. Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"[Christmas Vacation] I laughed myself silly. Christmas Vacation jingled my bells! Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV
"[European Vacation] A silly, funny sequel. Richard Freedman, Newhouse Newspapers
"[Christmas Vacation] The ultimate family holiday film, playing on both the heart strings and the horror to capture a genuine Christmas spirit. Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
Editor's NoteHilarious misadventures are in store for the Griswold family in this four-film collection. Included here are NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S EUROPEAN VACATION, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION, and VEGAS VACATION. Please see individual titles for synopsis information.