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Vegas Vacation (1997)

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In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.



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Himself (as Roy)
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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 new family entertainment capital of America! Chevy Chase returns as bubbly, bumbling Clark in Vegas Vacation, a jokers-are-wild laugh fest 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 goof ball 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 Seigfried 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! Written by Anonymous

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This time the Griswolds are on a roll.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sensuality, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,837,927 (USA) (14 February 1997)


$36,429,528 (USA) (30 May 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "War" dealer is named Nick Mazzola. He was also the "Blackjack" dealer in the movie "Rainman" at the Caesars Palace as well as a dealer in Casino (1995). In real life, Nick was actually a real Blackjack dealer at Caesars Palace in the 1970s and 1980s. See more »


Reflected in both vehicles when the Griswolds are driving alongside the girl in the Ferrari. See more »


Cousin Eddie: Come on, Clark, the night is young... they're giving away free hot sandwiches at the blood bank.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits list Sid Caesar's character as the generic title of "old man", even though the character is given a proper name, Mr. Ellis, in the film. See more »


References The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) See more »


The Way You Look Tonight
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Performed by Gary Le Mel (as Gary LeMel)
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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User Reviews

Oh, okay. I like it.
5 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

What? There's another Vacation film?! Cool! Let's watch it!

Okay, after the first viewing, you probably won't like this film that much. After a week, you'll probably forget you saw it, you watch it again, and then and only then, will you learn to truly appreciate the second best Wallace Shawn film ever. Randy Quaid is hilarious, but not quite as good as he was in Christmas Vacation, but still good. Then, there's this one problem.

I DON'T CARE ABOUT CLARK'S DAUGHTER! That's right, there's a subplot about Clark's daughter... becoming a prostitute? Yeah, I'm 80% sure that's what it is! What the heck?! The franchise films were alway raunchy, but nothing like that. Well, unless you count those scenes from the first two but... Chevy Chase got old.

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