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Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | | Comedy | 14 February 1997 (USA)
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.

Director:

Stephen Kessler

Writers:

Elisa Bell (story), Bob Ducsay (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Siegfried Fischbacher ... Siegfried (as Siegfried)
Roy Horn Roy Horn ... Roy (as Roy)
Wallace Shawn ... Marty
Sid Caesar ... Old Guy
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Limo Driver
Sly Smith ... Mirage Security Guard
Julia Sweeney ... Mirage Reception Person
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

This time the Griswolds are on a roll.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,837,927, 16 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,429,528, 1 June 1997
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The radio station broadcast that opens the film gives a radio station ID of k-lite and then plays The Beach Boys. In the Chicagoland area all radio stations call letters begin with a W and not a k. There is an actual radio station in Chicago with the call letters of WLIT and calls itself the light. See more »

Goofs

When Clark is onstage with Siegfried and Roy, his words do not match his lips. See more »

Quotes

Cousin Eddie: Oh yeah, Yuban Coffee. You know you can sprinkle that stuff on anything? Ice cream, mashed potatoes, or just eat it right out of the can for a quick pick me up.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Home Sweet Home (2010) See more »

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Born To Be Alive
Written and Performed by Patrick Hernandez
Courtesy of Red Bullet Productions B.V.
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User Reviews

how is this only 4.9 out of 10?
16 February 2003 | by maq27See all my reviews

this movie deserves a better rating than what you all rated it! this movie, although, is 3rd in ranking (in my opinion) but it is still good (last is European). overall, a great comedy with the best kids out of all of the vacations.

8 1/2 out of 10


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