PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy
Co-Producer Stuart Cornfeld left production to work with Director David Cronenberg on The Fly (1986).
Who was it that said when in Rome do as the Romans do?
Clark Griswold: That was Rome not Paris. This is Paris and you're drunk.
During Ellen's dream on the plane of the Queen's reception the guests are greeting the Queen, Princess Diana, and Prince Charles and then turning away. You always face the Queen and never turn your back to Royalty in Great Britain. This is probably deliberate to show how uncultured the Griswalds are.
The end credits play over a montage of shots of American pop culture.
A recent airing on American Movie Classics has the following edits: 1) the scene with the topless female aerobic dancers is completely cut out; 2) Helga's subtitled reply when the Griswalds leave is "Beats the crap out of me"; 3) when Claudia unbuttons her top, we do not see her bare breasts, and Rusty's reaction is "Holy ****"; 4) at the last scene with Claudia when the bells are ringing, we are zoomed to see just Rusty and Claudia's heads.
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$12,329,627 28 July 1985