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Release Date:
14 February 1997 (USA) See more »
This time the Griswolds are on a roll.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chevy Chase ... Clark Griswold

Beverly D'Angelo ... Ellen Griswold

Randy Quaid ... Cousin Eddie

Ethan Embry ... Rusty Griswold

Marisol Nichols ... Audrey Griswold
Miriam Flynn ... Cousin Catherine

Shae D'lyn ... Cousin Vicki

Wayne Newton ... Wayne Newton
Siegfried Fischbacher ... Himself (as Siegfried)
Roy Horn ... Himself (as Roy)

Wallace Shawn ... Marty

Sid Caesar ... Mr. Ellis

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Limo Driver

Sly Smith ... Mirage Security Guard

Julia Sweeney ... Mirage Reception Person

Corinna Harney ... Girl at Blackjack Table (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Joe Armeno ... Roulette Stickman

Christie Brinkley ... Woman in Ferrari

Juliette Brewer ... Cousin Ruby Sue

Zach Moyes ... Cousin Denny

John Finnegan ... Arty, the Hoover Dam Guide
Seth T. Walker ... Bellman (as Seth Walker)
Howard Platt ... Maitre d'
Elizabeth Illia ... Woman at Concert
Wayne Brown ... Croupier

Maria Cina ... Mirage Cashier
Wendy Kaufman ... Wendy
Joe Lacoco ... Riviera Bartender
David L. Garoutte ... Riviera Security Guard
C.C. Costigan ... Kelli
Peter George ... Marcus
Frank Mendonga ... Kurt
Daniel Steven Lopez ... Kyle

Shannah Laumeister ... Mariah
Aki ... Aki

Bud Ekins ... O'Shea Security Guard

Gary Devaney ... Croupier #2

Jerry Weintraub ... Jilly
Bernie Yuman ... Doc Sandy
Paul Kessler ... Silent Al

S.A. Griffin ... Pit Boss
Lou DiMaggio ... Casino Host
Ruth Gillis ... Saleswoman
Samuel J. Marber ... Painter
Antonio Mitchell ... Larry

Jason Stuart ... Buffet Manager
Nick Mazzola ... War Dealer
James Migliore ... Rock Paper Scissors Dealer
Reno Nichols ... Coin Tosser
Frank Washko Jr. ... Guess Which Hand Dealer
Ken Michelman ... Pick a Number Dealer

Clinton Brandhagen ... Valet

Hayley Mortison ... Girl in Hot Tub
Gene Ellison-Jones ... Mirage Guard at Party
Steve 'Biscuit' Walker ... Bouncer

Rusty Meyers ... Club Manager
Roxy Swaney ... Keno Dealer

Billy Morrissette ... Paramedic #1
Sharon Mendel ... Paramedic #2

Larry Hankin ... Preacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vanessa Bednar ... Hot pool model (uncredited)

Colleen Ann Brah ... Wayne Newton Show Fan (uncredited)
Kira Burt ... Casino Guest (uncredited)

Jeffrey Donovan ... Hotel Employee (uncredited)
Geri Gilmore ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)

Christopher Robin Hood ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Toby Huss ... Fake I.D. Salesman (uncredited)
Walter Ludwig ... Tourist (uncredited)
Chad Olshavsky ... Tourist (uncredited)

Frank Patton ... Hustler (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Jackpot Witness (uncredited)
Jay So ... High Roller (uncredited)
Edward Tubbs ... Slot Player (uncredited)
Chris Velvin ... Dancer / Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Kessler 
Writing credits
Elisa Bell (story) &
Bob Ducsay (story)

Elisa Bell (screenplay)

Produced by
Susan Ekins .... executive producer
Fred Fontana .... associate producer
R.J. Louis .... co-producer
Matty Simmons .... executive producer
Jerry Weintraub .... producer
Original Music by
Joel McNeely 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker 
Film Editing by
Seth Flaum 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
Art Direction by
Thomas Valentine  (as Tom Valentine)
Set Decoration by
Chris L. Spellman  (as Chris Spellman)
Costume Design by
Carole Brown-James 
Makeup Department
Audrey Futterman-Stern .... hair stylist (as Audree Futterman)
Philip Goldblat .... makeup artist (as Philip Goldblatt)
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
McKinley Kirby .... makeup artist
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (as Steve Robinette)
Peggy Semtob .... key hair stylist
Joyce Westmore .... makeup artist
Marvin G. Westmore .... key makeup artist (as Marvin Westmore)
Production Management
R.J. Louis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Jay Guerra .... second second assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... second assistant director (as Robin Oliver)
Jack Ziga .... first assistant director
Cal Naylor .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant property master (as Scott Anderson)
Melanie J. Baker .... assistant art director (as Melanie Baker)
Donna Ekins-Kapner .... art department researcher (as Donna Ekins)
Jerry Gadette .... stand-by painter
Pete Gikas .... swing gang (as Peter Gikas)
Jay C. Harris .... construction foreman
Brick Mason .... illustrator
Tim Park .... swing gang
Tom Shaw Jr. .... property master
Tim Snowber .... lead man
Deborah Wood .... labor foreman
Joe Wood .... construction coordinator
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Patricia Conaway Lamberti .... assistant sound editor (as Patricia Conaway)
Donavan Dear .... cable person
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Victor Ray Ennis .... first assistant sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor
Craig S. Jaeger .... sound effects editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Chris Jargo .... sound effects editor
Dennis Jones .... boom operator
Larry Kemp .... supervising adr editor
Tony Lamberti .... sound effects editor
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor (as Phil Morrill)
John Rice .... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... sound effects editor (as Dan Rich)
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Robert Schaper .... sound re-recording mixer
Lauren Stephens .... sound effects editor (as Lauren Stevens)
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... supervising sound editor
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound effects editor
Andy Wiskes .... production sound mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. .... adr editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert S. Henderson .... special effects supervisor (as Robert Henderson)
Michael Meinardus .... special effects coordinator (as Mike Meinardus)
Visual Effects by
Denise Davis .... visual effects producer: Warner Digital Studios
Victor Jimenez .... digital effects supervisor: Warner Digital Studios
Jesse Silver .... art department supervisor: Warner Digital Studios
Ariel Velasco-Shaw .... visual effects supervisor: Warner Digital Studios (as Ariel Velasco Shaw)
Michael Aceves .... matte artist: Warner Digital (uncredited)
Megan Bryant .... digital camera supervisor (uncredited)
D. Walt Cameron .... digital artist (uncredited)
Fortunato Frattasio .... digital artist (uncredited)
Dave Gregory .... color imaging supervisor: Warner Digital (uncredited)
Glen Gustafson .... film recorder operator: Warner Digital (uncredited)
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects coordinator: Warner Digital (uncredited)
John Charles Kohn .... Inferno artist (uncredited)
John Charles Kohn .... Inferno compositor (uncredited)
Juniko Moody .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Christopher Savides .... imaging color lead (uncredited)
Kevin Andrew Smith .... digital compositor (uncredited)
David Taritero .... visual effects plate coordinator (uncredited)
Katie Tucker-Fico .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Brian Avery .... stunts
Perry Barndt .... stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Ken Blazer .... stunts
Paul Borne .... stunts
Buff Brady .... stunts
Michelle Burkette .... stunts (as Michele Burkette)
Phil Chong .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Marian Green .... stunts
Jamie Keyser .... stunts (as Jamie A. Keyser)
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Lisa McCullough .... stunts
Dorenda Moore .... stunts
Casey O'Neill .... stunts
Michael Owen .... stunts (as Michael Patrick Owen)
Debi Parker .... stunts
John S. Platt .... stunts
Dana Reed .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts (as Dennis R. Scott)
Kaye Wade .... stunts
Lee Whittaker .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Antczak .... first assistant camera (as Joe Antczak)
Tasso Bravos .... best boy grip
Michael Cassidy .... second assistant camera (as Mike Cassidy)
Ted Chu .... first assistant camera
David E. Diano .... camera operator (as David Diano)
Stanley L. Gonsales .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Stan Gonsales)
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator
Al LaVerde .... key grip (as Al La Verde)
Doug Pentek .... chief lighting technician (as Doug Pentak)
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Scott J. Prophet .... dolly grip (as Scott Prophet)
Ty Suehiro .... key rigging grip
Thomas Vandermillen .... second assistant camera (as Tom Vandermillen)
Lance Jay Velazco .... video assist operator (as Lance Velazco)
Don Yamasaki .... key rigging gaffer
Malcolm Bryce .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Eric Vincent Cruse .... grip (uncredited)
Donna Fewell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronald R. Koch Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elizabeth Marx .... casting associate
Jaki Baskow .... las vegas casting (uncredited)
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Steve Ellsworth .... costumer
Bridgitte Ferry .... costumer (as Brigitte Ferry)
Kent James .... costume supervisor
Helen Monaghan .... costumer (as Helen Monoghan)
Emma Trenchard .... costumer
Llandys Williams .... costumer
Editorial Department
Mark Bourgeois .... first assistant editor
Kurt Courtland .... second assistant editor
Ray Martin .... color timer
Brandon K. Hogan .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Alex Gibson .... supervising music editor
Matt Harris .... orchestrator
Bones Howe .... music supervisor
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Kim Strand .... assistant music editor
Tom Villano .... music editor
Ron Aston .... musician: percussion programming (uncredited)
Talmadge Pearsall .... musician: keyboard (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Vic Cuccia .... transportation co-captain
Dan Romero .... transportation coordinator
Stanley Storc .... transportation captain
Robert aaron Brown .... driver (uncredited)
Everett Everett .... driver (uncredited)
Scott Jimerson .... driver: Jerry Weintraub (uncredited)
Mike Storc .... transportation (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Herach Arzounian .... first aid
Sandy Balek .... production associate
Patti Browne .... assistant: Mr. Simmons
Michael J. Burmeister .... location manager
Karine Cruz .... production associate (as Karine Avakians)
Martin Dinnes .... animal consultant (as Dr. Martin Dinnes)
Laurie Dodsworth .... assistant production accountant
Kenneth Feld .... consultant: Siegfried and Roy
Bill Kerr .... assistant location manager
Kashina Kessler .... staff assistant
Marsha Koff .... production accountant (as Marsha Mann Koff)
Barry Lather .... choreographer
Ben Levine .... staff assistant
Frank Lieberman .... unit publicist
Michael B. Louis .... staff assistant (as Michael Louis)
David McCullough .... biologist: desert tortoise
Bonnie McDaniel .... first aid
Kim Pinkstaff .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Buz Presock .... staff assistant
Lesa Lakin Richardson .... assistant: Mr. Kessler (as Lesa Lakin)
Miriam E. Rutman .... staff assistant (as Miriam Rutman)
Joanne Small .... script supervisor
Peter Sobich Jr. .... production associate (as Peter Sobich)
Michael Sobich .... staff assistant
Jamie Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Jamie Weintraub .... staff assistant
Jody Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Joseph Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Julie Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Rachel Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Sarah Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Weintraub
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Bernie Yuman .... consultant: Siegfried and Roy
David Berthiaume .... location manager (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Ben Le Vine .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Kelly Padovich .... mechanic (uncredited)
Billy Smith .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Joyce Luman .... special thanks
Steve Wynn .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for sensuality, language and thematic elements
93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-7 (2006) (DVD) | Finland:S (1997) (VHS) | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | UK:PG | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Chevy Chase appears in some scenes wearing a black Chicago Bears ball cap. He wears the same Chicago Bears cap throughout all four Vacation movies.See more »
Factual errors: In the very beginning of the movie (over the opening credits), a Chicago radio station is heard playing while Clark is driving home. The call letters are KLITE(pronounced on the radio as K-Light). There never was a Chicago radio station with those call letters. In fact, radio stations east of the Mississippi river start with "W". West of the Mississippi they start with "K".See more »
Cousin Catherine:[looking around Hoover Damn in awe] Oh, I love electricity. Eddie says we're gonna get some soon.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Griswalds go to Vegas, 26 August 2013
Author: Maziun from Poland

This is the forth and last movie about Griswalds. Well , at least until the new remake of "Vacation" doesn't show up. It doesn't have the National Lampoons title , but it is the sequel to previous three movies. It was directed Stephen Kessler. What is more important is that John Hughes (writer of all three movies) isn't the writer of this one. "Vegas vacation" was written by Elisa Bell and Bob Ducsay.

It's hard to find a good third movie in the series , much less forth. It's also a risk to make a sequel to an 80's movie . Many of the sequels to 80's movies fails , because they aren't able to capture that specific 80's magic of the original ("Another 48 hours" , "Beverly Hills cop 3", "Blues brothers 2000" for example). Griswalds didn't really needed another sequel , since the third one was really good . So who needed it ? Chevy Chase . After the 1989 he wasn't able to make a successful movie and this was his last attempt to become a major star once more .

In the end it's not a bad movie , but it lacks freshness . The writers actually did a lot of work to keep "Vegas vacation" in style of previous movies and for most part the movie resembles Hughes sense of humor. Unfortunately , there are too many moments of boredom when nothing happens and most of the jokes are mildly amusing .

The funniest scenes are happening near the ending , when Clark and Eddie go to VERY cheap restaurant and unusual casino (where you can play Rock, paper, scissors ! ). There is also a nice tribute scene to the first movie with the chick in the car. On the other hand the scene at the Hoover Dam is rather unbelievable , even for Clark.

The old cast is back and in a good shape – Chevy Chase , Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid. The kids has been recast again . Ethan Embry plays Rusty and Marisol Nichols plays Audrey. I have to say they are my least favorite couple from the whole series. They give very flat performances.

Anyway , it's still a quite decent goodbye for Griswalds. It was good to hear Beach boys "Good vibrations " and once again Lindsey Buckhingam "Holiday road" . And the scene between Clark and the old lonely man shows why the audience liked Clark so much . He isn't too bright , but he's heart is in the right place. I give it 5/10.

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