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Vegas Vacation (1997)

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

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The Keno scene at the end of the film takes place at the MGM Grand Hotel Casino. The family is seen entering through the original "lion's head" entrance, which was present when the casino was first built. This entrance has since been remodeled to look like "regular" doors, with a lion statue on top. The keno section of the casino is no longer there either. See more »

Goofs

When the Griswold family is playing Keno, The #80 comes up on the Keno board. The next time the Keno board is shown the #80 is not on the Keno board, then it comes up again in the following scene. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Newton: [to Clark, about Ellen] Very special lady.
Clark Griswold: That's why I entered into the sacred bond of marriage with her.
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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

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Soundtracks

All Along the Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Marc Ferrari and Paul Taylor
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This one was pretty funny
28 December 2003 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Vegas Vacation and Christmas Vacation are my 2 favorites of the Vacation movies. Vegas Vacation was very funny. Good cast, and good story. I really enjoyed it. Lets face it, Chevy Chase has made some pretty crappy movies, but the Vacation ones seem to always make it for him. I like, its worthing buying.


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