National Lampoon's Vacation

Trivia: The script was based on writer John Hughes short story called "Vacation 58" which was based on a real life trip he took as a child with his parents in 1958.

Trivia: When Clark and his family finally reach Wally World only to discover that it is closed for repairs, the voice of the apologetic recorded message from Marty Moose is that of the film's director, Harold Ramis.

Trivia: Russ is older than his sister Audrey in the film, but in real life Anthony Michael Hall is two years younger than Dana Barron, who was 16- 17 at the time the movie was undergoing production.

Trivia: Harold Ramis' voice can be heard as a member of the SWAT team telling Roy Wally, "Everything is wrapped up here" just before Roy decides not to press charges.

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Trivia: Lorenzo Salviati, Beverly D'Angelo's husband at the time, has a cameo as the musician playing the piano at the bar during the scene where Clark meets up and chats with the Ferrari girl (Christie Brinkley).

Trivia: Daisy Mabel Johnson, the daughter of Eddie and Catherine who was born without a tongue, is portrayed by Violet Ramis, the daughter of the film's director, Harold Ramis.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Christie Brinkley takes off her clothes and invites Chevy into the pool, he takes off his pants and we are supposed to assume he's naked. When he dives in you can see he's wearing flesh coloured underwear.

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Suggested correction: No they show he is never naked, absurd post.

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Question: In all the Vacation movies, the children are played by different actors. What is the reason behind this? Is it simply a joke?

Answer: According to the commentary from "Christmas Vacation" this is an inside joke referencing the fact that Clark is away from home so much with work, he hardly even recognizes them anymore. "European Vacation" could not obtain the same kids who played in the original Vacation, namely Anthony Michael Hall, and tried to cast kids whom looked close. Thus the joke began. No doubt the actors' aging between movies also plays a part.

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Answer: Ironically in 2003, Dana Barron (the original Audrey in the first film) returned as Audrey Griswald in "Christmas Vacation 2: Eddie's Island Adventure" although this film did not contain Chevy Chase, Beverly D' Angelo or a Rusty actor (Rusty not in this film).

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