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Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | | Comedy | 14 February 1997 (USA)
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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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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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Comedy

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

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Filmed during the busy tourist season, from mid-June, through late September of 1996. See more »

Goofs

When the family arrives at the Hoover Dam, Cousin Catherine says she loves electricity, and that Eddie has said they will get it soon. However, earlier in the film when Ellen and Catherine were in the kitchenette of the trailer, Ellen opens the fridge door, and the light is on, so it is powered. Perhaps by a generator, but it's still electricity. See more »

Quotes

Marty: You don't know when to quit, do ya Griswold? Here's an idea: Why don't you give me half the money you were gonna bet? Then, we'll go out back, I'll kick you in the nuts, and we'll call it a day!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are played over Clark driving home from work, happily singing along to a Beach Boys tune, driving very carelessly. See more »

Connections

Follows National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) See more »

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Ready To Go (U.S. Mix)
Written by Tim Dorney, Saffron, Jonny Male (as Jonathan Male) and Andrew Todd
Performed by Republica
Courtesy of BMG U.K. Ltd./BMG Entertainment
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What's not to like? This movie is a classic like the first.
9 August 2004 | by (Amarillo, Texas) – See all my reviews

I've read many comments about the Vacation movies. Most people give the original "Vacation" high marks, but trash the others. I think a lot of people just like to be pick on Chevy Chase. "Vacation" is the best, but I liked the sequels and "Vegas Vacation" is my favorite of them. My kids just love to watch "Vegas Vacation". You can't pop in the DVD expecting to watch a movie that will be thought provoking or life altering. It was made to make people laugh and it accomplishes that very well. Chevy Chase and cast are very funny in this movie. The Wayne Newton bit was great. I love going to Vegas, and I love this movie. When my wife and I fly to Vegas, we always kid about going to the bathroom to join "the club" like Clark and Ellen. Numerous other things remind us of the movie when we are in Vegas, and it has made those trips even more enjoyable. Just wish Chevy would do another "Vacation" movie.


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