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EuroTrip
Directed by Jeff Schaffer
Produced by Alec Berg
Daniel Goldberg
David Mandel
Jackie Marcus
Joe Medjuck
Written by Alec Berg
David Mandel
Jeff Schaffer
Starring Scott Mechlowicz
Jacob Pitts
Michelle Trachtenberg
Travis Wester
Jessica Böhrs
Lucy Lawless
Distributed by DreamWorks
Release date(s) February 20, 2004
Running time 90 min.
Language English
Budget ~ US$25,000,000
IMDb profile

EuroTrip is a 2004 American comedy film produced by the same people as Road Trip and Old School. It tells the story of an American high-school graduate and his friends traveling around Europe. The film grossed a worldwide total of $20,796,847. Download high resolution version (479x705, 59 KB)Eurotrip movie poster. ... Alec Berg is a comedy writer, best known as a writer for the sitcom Seinfeld. ... David Mandel (1971-) is an executive producer of Curb Your Enthusiasm. ... Scott Mechlowicz (born January 17, 1981 in New York City) is an American actor best known for his roles in Eurotrip (2004) and the well-reviewed independent film, Mean Creak. ... Jacob Pitts is an American actor. ... Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (born October 11, 1985) is an American television and film actress. ... Travis Wester (born 1977) is an American actor who got his start in the film industry by playing the part of Austin Sanders in Beverly Hills, 90210. ... Jessica Böhrs (born March 5, 1980 in Magdeburg, Germany) is a German singer and actress. ... Lucy Lawless (born Lucille Frances Ryan on March 29, 1968 in Mount Albert) is a New Zealand actress and singer best known for her role as Xena on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001. ... This article is about the film studio. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... This article is about the film Road Trip. ... Old School is a comedy motion picture released by DreamWorks SKG in 2003, about three thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity, and the tribulations they encounter in doing so. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

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Plot synopsis

Summary

Four friends travel across Europe in search of Scott Thomas's German pen pal Mieke, whom he initially mistakes for a guy, but now realizes he has feelings for. They visit London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Berlin, and Rome, getting into all manner of awkward and embarrassing situations along the way. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Pen pals (or penpals or pen friends) are people who regularly write each other, in particular in the case of snail mail. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... , Nickname: Beauty on the Danube Country  Slovakia Region Districts Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft) Area 367. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


Expanded overview

EuroTrip begins with the main character Scott Thomas, know as Scotty, being dumped by his girlfriend Fiona at his high school graduation, in front of his parents and filmed on camcorder. Devastated, he e-mails the happenings to his German pen pal Mieke, which he mistakenly pronounces as "Mike" during which his friend, Cooper Harris, quips about all people on the Internet being gay men looking for sex.


They decide to go to a party to prove that Fiona won't stop him enjoying graduation, but they arrive to find that Fiona has been having sex with the lead singer of the college band, and are then treated to a performance of the song "Scotty Doesn't Know", in which every detail of the lewd affair is revealed with an accompanying explanation of why Scotty didn't know about it.


Drunk and angry, Scott arrives home and receives an e-mail reply from "Mike", who says "he" is sorry for all that has happened to Scott, and wants to arrange a meeting in order to make him feel better. Scott replies by telling Mieke "he" is a sick German freak, resonating on his friend Cooper's earlier comment warning him about Internet relationships.


The next day Scott's brother Bert explains to him that "Mieke" in German is not "Mike" as Scott thought, but actually a name similar to "Michelle" in the English language. "No, retardo. That's not "Mike", it's Mieke, a common German girl's name, similar to our Michelle". Realizing his mistake, and that he has feelings for her, he tries desperately to e-mail Mieke again, only to find she had blocked his address. He resolves to travel to Germany, to fix the situation and confront her face-to-face. He tells his plans to Cooper, after which they plan to travel to Germany together. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Unable to afford a passenger ticket, Scott and Cooper receive a discounted rate by traveling as couriers to London, England. In London, the two friends go to a pub called The Fiesty Goat, believing that there is no drinking age in England, but realize too late it is a private pub for the members of the Manchester United football team fan club, and do not receive a warm welcome from the fans. The two teens say that they are a Manchester United fan club from Ohio, and after making up their own version of the football team's anthem (Scott sings Sheena Easton's song "9 to 5", and throws in a line praising Manchester United, which the hooligans find acceptable), the group welcomes them and they have a wild night of drinking. The next day, Scott and Cooper wake up on a double-decker bus, on their way to Paris for a Manchester United game. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... MUFC redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish two time Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... 9 to 5, with text and lyrics by Florrie Palmer is the title of a popular song recorded by Sheena Easton in 1980, becoming her first major hit. ... A London AEC Routemaster, RML 2473 (JJD 473D), on route 7 approaching Ladbroke Grove tube station in April 2002. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


After riding through the streets of France on the wrong side of the road, accompanied with a torrent of swearing and abuse being hurled by the hooligans, Scott and Cooper meet up with their friends in Paris, twins Jenny and Jamie. The gang decide to do "something fun", and end up while waiting in line for the Louvre. While in line, Scott gets into a robot dance showdown with a mime street performer and wins by kicking the mime in the groin. The four then go to a restaurant and Jenny and Jamie decide that they will also go to Berlin with Scott and Cooper to find Mieke. They agree on visiting other parts of Europe, since this would be the last summer the four of them will spend together before going off to different colleges. This article is about the museum. ... The robot (or mannequin) is an illusionary dance style - often confused with popping - that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin. ... This article is about the theatrical medium and those who practice it. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


After a long train trip, during which an overly enthusiastic Italian man attempts to grope them, the group ends up in the fictitious French town of Crans Sur Mer, where they visit a nude beach. To their dismay, it is full of naked men, also looking for nude girls. When Jenny arrives, they are chased down the beach by the desperate beach goers. Beach in Koktebel. ...


Later they arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands (which is actually filmed in Prague) which leads to Cooper going to "Club Vandersexxx" (which is, unbeknownst to him, an especially brutal BDSM club), where he is seduced and later tortured. Scott and Jenny go to a café and eat what they believe to be hash brownies and proceed to "freak out." However, they learn much to their embarrassment that the brownies were not hash brownies and that the café was just an ordinary Dutch bakery. While Jamie is at a camera store seeking to have his prized Leica M7 camera cleaned, shop keeper Anna takes him to the alley behind the store to engage in oral sex. Unfortunately, Jamie, who is in charge of all of the money and passports, is robbed of everything by a mugger. For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... Collars are a commonly used symbol of BDSM and can be ornamental or functional. ... , Leica Camera AG is a German company that has been designing and producing cameras since 1913. ... Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ...


With no choice but to hitchhike to Berlin, they manage to get a truck driver to pull over. Unfortunately, he does not speak English and Scotty uses what little German he knows to communicate with him. He misunderstands the burly driver and believes they are indeed going to Berlin based on the fact that he said it numerous times—though he was actually trying to explain he was going "nowhere near Berlin" as he is wanted there for stabbing a woman and sexually assaulting a horse. Consequently they end up in Bratislava, Slovakia where they are horrified by the desolation of Eastern Europe. For other uses, see Hitch hike. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... , Nickname: Beauty on the Danube Country  Slovakia Region Districts Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft) Area 367. ... Eastern Europe is a concept that lacks one precise definition. ...


They talk to a Slovak man and discover that there is no train network. They only have US$1.83 but due to the (exaggerated) exchange rate, they get the executive suite at a lavish Slovak hotel. Deciding to have "some more fun", they arrive at a nightclub where a remixed and translated version of the song "Scotty Doesn't Know" is playing in the background. The nightclub is apparently owned by the man Jenny met at the railway station in Paris, but she discovers that he is married and bisexual, and in a fit of depression, Jenny downs half a bottle of absinthe—becoming so intoxicated that she makes out with Jamie, her brother. The next morning, the same Slovak man drives them to Berlin. A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Bisexual redirects here. ... A reservoir glass filled with a naturally-colored verte, next to an absinthe spoon. ...


After reaching Berlin, they find out that Mieke has gone on a boat tour for the summer and will only be reachable in Rome for a short time. In order to afford flight tickets, Jamie sells his precious Leica camera. For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


In Rome, the four go to Vatican City, since Mieke will be there before she leaves. Cooper manages to accidentally ring the bell of Saint Marco, before setting fire to a "pope hat" and throwing it onto the fireplace, which lights up white smoke in Vatican City, making everyone believe a new pope has been elected. Trying to escape, Scotty gets tangled in a golden curtain, before stumbling out on the balcony where he is believed to be the new pope (to what the real Pope, who is watching the event on TV from his house, responds "What the fuck!?"). Spotting Mieke, he jumps down a banister to meet up with her. Although the Swiss Guards realized what was going on and attempted to stop them and severely punish them for their actions, the football hooligans from England return and thwart their attempts. Soon after, Scotty introduces himself to Mieke and they spend time having sex in a confessional before Mieke boards her boat. A man whom Jamie took on a tour of the Vatican turns out to be Arthur Frommer, author of the guidebook Jamie has memorized and he hires Jamie to tour every museum and cathedral in Europe. Cooper and Jenny have sex in one of the aircraft's toilets. The Papal Tiara, also known as the Triple Tiara, or in Latin as the Triregnum, and in Italian as the Triregno, is the three-tiered jewelled papal crown, supposedly of Byzantine and Persian origin, that is a prominent symbol of the papacy. ... Papal Swiss Guards in traditional uniforms Swiss Guards are Swiss mercenary soldiers who have served as bodyguards, ceremonial guards, and palace guards at foreign European courts from the late 15th century until the present day (in the form of the Papal Swiss Guard). ... This refers to the Roman Catholic practice. ... Arthur Frommer is the man behind Frommers travel guides and Arthur Frommers Budget Travel magazine. ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ...


At the end of the film, Scott moves to Oberlin College. Mieke surprises him when she says that she is his roommate, due to another misunderstanding about her name. The song "Scotty Doesn't Know" has apparently become so widespread and presumably popular that Cooper has it as his cell phone ringtone. The film ends with Scott and Mieke kissing. Oberlin College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ...


Production

For the production of EuroTrip, Matt Damon shaved his head during filming of the movie. Also, when the main characters are boarding the train station in Paris, the scene was actually filmed in Prague's main railway station (Hlavní nádraží). Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ...


Cast

Scott Mechlowicz (born January 17, 1981 in New York City) is an American actor best known for his roles in Eurotrip (2004) and the well-reviewed independent film, Mean Creak. ... Jacob Pitts is an American actor. ... Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (born October 11, 1985) is an American television and film actress. ... Travis Wester (born 1977) is an American actor who got his start in the film industry by playing the part of Austin Sanders in Beverly Hills, 90210. ... Jessica Böhrs (born March 5, 1980 in Magdeburg, Germany) is a German singer and actress. ... Kristin Laura Kreuk (born December 30, 1982 in Vancouver, BC) is a Canadian actress. ... Vincent Peter Jones (born 5 January 1965) is an English-born ex-footballer (and former captain of the Wales national football team). ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Fred Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American musician, comedian, and actor, known for his work as a castmember on Saturday Night Live. ... Lucy Lawless (born Lucille Frances Ryan on March 29, 1968 in Mount Albert) is a New Zealand actress and singer best known for her role as Xena on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001. ... Rade Šerbedžija (Serbian Cyrillic: Раде Шербеџија, occasionally credited as Rade Sherbedgia in some English-language productions), born 27 July 1947, is a Croatian actor and director. ... This article is about the comic actor and writer. ...

DVD release date

Eurotrip was released on DVD on June 1, 2004, in an R-rated theatrical version (91 mins) and an "Unrated" extended version (93 mins). is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soundtrack

Eurotrip
Soundtrack by various artists
Released February 24, 2004
Genre Punk rock, pop
Label Milan
Professional reviews
  1. "Scotty Doesn't Know" - Lustra
  2. "My Generation" - Chapeaumelon (The Who cover)
  3. "Wild One" - Wakefield
  4. "99 Red Balloons" - Goldfinger (Nena cover)
  5. "In The City" - The Jam
  6. "Shooting Stars" - Cauterize
  7. "Nonchalant" - Chapeaumelon
  8. "Scotty Doesn't Know" (Euro Version) - MC Jeffsky
  9. "Make My Dreams Come True" - Apollo 440
  10. "Du" - David Hasselhoff (Peter Maffay cover)
  11. "Les Promesses" - Autour De Lucie
  12. "I Love Marijuana" - Linval Thompson
  13. "Turn It Up" - Ugly Duckling
  14. "Get Loose" - The Salads
  • "England 5 - Germany 1" , a song by the seminal English Oi! band The Business plays on the hooligan bus trip to Paris. This song does not appear on the soundtrack.
  • "Ça plane pour moi", a song by Belgian musician Plastic Bertrand can be heard when the four friends first get on the train. This song does not appear on the soundtrack either.

In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Milan Records is a record label specializing in film scores and soundtrack albums. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a large, comprehensive and high quality metadata database about music. ... Image File history File links 2. ... Music sample My Generation Problems? See media help. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... It has been suggested that Aaron Escolopio be merged into this article or section. ... 99 Luftballons is a Cold War-era protest song by the German singer Nena. ... For other uses, see Goldfinger. ... Nena (born March 24, 1960 in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German singer who became famous with the New German Wave song 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons in the English version). ... The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Apollo 440 (alternately known as Apollo Four Forty or @440) are an English musical band formed in 1990 in Liverpool by brothers Trevor and Howard Gray with fellow Liverpudlians Noko and James Gardner, although Gardner left after the recording of the first album. ... David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland), nicknamed The Hoff, is an American actor who was best known for his lead roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch. ... Peter Maffay (born August 30, 1949 in the Romanian town of BraÅŸov, German:  ; real name: Peter Alexander Makkay) is a German musician. ... Autour de Lucie is a French pop band, consisting of vocalist Valérie Leulliot, guitarist Olivier Durand and bassist Fabrice Dumont. ... Linval Thompson is a reggae and dub artist and producer. ... Young Einstein, Andy Cooper & Dizzy Dustin Ugly Duckling are a hip hop trio, formed in 1993 in Long Beach, California. ... The Salads are a punk rock band from Ontario, Canada, with strong reggae tendencies. ... For other uses, see Oi! (disambiguation). ... The Business may mean: The Business, a British Sunday broadsheet newspaper The Business, a novel The Business, a band The Business, a term describing something that is excellent, or well-done. ... Plastic Bertrand (born Roger Marie Francois Jouret, 24 February 1954) is a Belgian musician, songwriter, producer, editor and television presenter, best known for his 1977 international hit single Ça plane pour moi. // He was born in Brussels of a French father and Ukrainian mother. ...

Theme song

"Scotty Doesn't Know" is a song that was written exclusively for the movie. It is performed by the band Lustra (although commonly mis-credited to the band Sum 41), but in the movie, the lead singer was portrayed by Matt Damon, whose character has surreptitiously stolen a girl from "Scotty," hence the title and subject matter. Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ...


The song contains numerous lewd references to how Scotty's girlfriend Fiona (played by Kristin Kreuk) has been cheating on him with Damon's character for an extended period of time. In the movie, the song becomes something of a popular phenomenon: a week or so later in Bratislava, the song has been remixed and is playing in a popular nightclub. By the end of the movie, it has become so widespread and (presumably) popular that Scotty's best friend Cooper is able to use it as his cell phone ringtone. Kristin Laura Kreuk (born December 30, 1982 in Vancouver, BC) is a Canadian actress. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Cell phone redirects here. ... A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ...


Reception

The film was released in the United States and Canada on February 20, 2004 in 2,512 theaters. Over its opening weekend, the film grossed $6,711,384. It went on to gross $17,771,387 in the United States and Canada and $3,025,460 in other territories for a worldwide total of $20,796,847.[1] is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 47% approval rating based on 111 reviews and a 23% rating based on 26 reviews from top critics.[2][3] On the similar site Metacritic, the film scored 45 out of 100 based on 30 reviews.[4] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


References

  1. ^ Eurotrip (2004). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  2. ^ Eurotrip. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  3. ^ Eurotrip - Cream of the Crop. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  4. ^ Eurotrip (2004): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.

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