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 and Marisol Nichols appeared in together. They were also both in Can't Hardly Wait which released the following year. See more »
At breakfast, Clark picks up a glass of orange juice and takes a sip, but in the next shot it is a coffee mug that he puts back down on the table. See more »
[trying to get Clark's attention]
In a minute Russ.
[talking to Cousin Eddie]
You see the promise of material possesions can often blind one to...
[Rusty taps Clark on the arm]
What is it, Russ?
Those four cars over there... they're mine.
What do you mean they're... they're yours?
Where did they come from, Russ?
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Sid Caesar's name appears in the opening credits of the film, even though he doesn't appear until the last 15-20 minutes of the movie, and only for one scene. See more »
What's not to like? This movie is a classic like the first.
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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