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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)  »

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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

Clark tells Rusty and Audry that he hardly recognizes them anymore, a reference to having different actors play the Griswold children in each of the four movies. See more »

Goofs

When Clark, Ellen, Rusty enter the dance club to look for Audrey, when you see a view of Cousin Vicky, a couple walking behind her in front of the bar skip further ahead, although a shot of her is continuous. See more »

Quotes

Rusty: Can't you just wrap me up in a blanket and roll me across the bed again?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Yes, Dear: Vegas Vacation (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Garota De Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
Performed by Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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