Original Australian One Sheet movie poster. European Vacation (originally given the working title Vacation '2' Europe) was directed by Amy Heckerling and written by John Hughes and Robert Klane based on a story by Hughes. The second film in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, it stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Dana Hill and Jason Lively replace Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall as Griswald children Audrey and Rusty. The film is the only installment of the series to credit the family’s name spelled as "Griswald", instead of "Griswold".