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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
14 February 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This time the Griswolds are on a roll.
Plot:
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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The Griswalds Parade In Vegas See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (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 Guy
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:

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)
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Directed by
Stephen Kessler 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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 D. 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)
 
Thanks
Joyce Luman .... special thanks
Steve Wynn .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for sensuality, language and thematic elements
Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ellen is sitting at the table in the casino with Wayne Newton, she gets up to give the piano lady a tip, but in the next shot Wayne gives her money while she is sitting down.See more »
Quotes:
Rusty:[trying to get Clark's attention] Dad?
Clark Griswold:In a minute Russ.
[talking to Cousin Eddie]
Clark Griswold:You see the promise of material possesions can often blind one to...
[Rusty taps Clark on the arm]
Clark Griswold:What is it, Russ?
Rusty:Those four cars over there... they're mine.
Clark Griswold:[surprised] What do you mean they're... they're yours?
Rusty:Yeah.
Clark Griswold:[suspiciously] Where did they come from, Russ?
[...]
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Griswalds Parade In Vegas, 14 November 2004
Author: CurtMan@LVCM.com from Las Vegas, NV

"Vegas Vacation" makes no pretenses to be a good, hearty, intelligent piece of cinema: it features many critical, inexcusable flaws, such as: trafficking in mindless frivolity, some occasionally cheesy dialogue, and even wavers constantly from scene to scene without any means of resolution or connection. Yet, if you can ignore its many irksome qualities, the latest outing with the Griswalds is simply an outrageous, hilarious, and pleasurable romp of a movie. If you laugh at something senseless and absurd, such as Cousing Eddie babbling on about his worthless, pathetic existence, or Clark Griswald finding himself at the edge of the Hoover Dam, or even a busload of tourists crashing into the estate of "Mr. Las Vegas", Wayne Newton, so what? Where logic and reasoning are scarce behind the odds of the scenarios the Griswalds encounter, laughs are aplenty to make this one gleeful, jovial outing full of some really effective comedy. The idea of the dysfunctional Griswalds venturing to Vegas for yet another "family vacation" and finding themselves experiencing the whims of the city of entertainment in their own individual ways, with Clark being a hapless, compulsive gambler, Ellen having somewhat of an affair with Wayne Newton, Rusty hitting it rich at the casinos and masquerading as a "playboy", and Audrey aspiring to be an exotic dancer, how hilarious can it get? Couple this with the outrageous imbecilic likes of Cousin Eddie continuing to plague Clark's existence, and "Vegas Vacation" succeeds in delivering a royal flush of laughs. If it's silly and inane, if scenarios are too illogical for words, and if not everything really comes together by the end, at least you have plenty of funny material to laugh away at, and that makes for a jolly good outing, when you find yourself laughing consistently throughout the film, which warrants a solid recommendation for "Vegas Vacation". Hilarious! *** out of ****

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