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
The first film that Ethan Embry (Rusty) and Marisol Nichols (Audrey) appeared in together. They were also in Can't Hardly Wait (1998). See more »
The Griswolds emerge from the dance club where Vickie works, and are across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe. This would place them squarely at the intersection of Paradise/Harmon, roughly a mile or so east of Las Vegas Blvd., where the MGM Grand is located. Yet the film implies they simply walk there quickly. Going by foot, even if they were hurrying, this is a walk that probably would have taken nearly an hour. They could not have taken a cab because they had no money. See more »
[Lounging by a pool with Audrey, looking at hunky guys]
These boys ain't much to talk to, but if you need a night away from your cat, they're more than fine.
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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 »
I saw this movie when it was first released in the theatres, and thought it was one of the worst films ever made. Since then, whenever this movie comes on TV, I cannot turn it off. What was once like watching a car wreck has become an enjoyable viewing experience that is a very funny experience. Still can't figure out how the daughter grew up Latina but Marisol Nichols is so cute, who cares? Sinatra imitator very funny, as is the seemingly five minutes of silence they hold on the Quaid/Newton bit. Also funny, the server in the buffet "oh you're right, this is chicken WANT SOME!" and Chevy Chase butt-ugly costume.
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