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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clark Griswold
... Ellen Griswold
... Cousin Eddie
... Rusty Griswold
... Audrey Griswold
Miriam Flynn ... Cousin Catherine
... Cousin Vicki
... Wayne Newton
Siegfried Fischbacher ... Siegfried (as Siegfried)
Roy Horn ... Roy (as Roy)
... Marty
... Old Guy
... Limo Driver
... Mirage Security Guard
... 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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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  »

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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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Trivia

This is more a geographical error than trivia. When Audrey is shown standing up in the limo, you can see the Stratosphere tower behind her. That means they are traveling south on Las Vegas Boulevard, but if they had been picked up from the airport, they would be going north, because the airport is south of the city. See more »

Goofs

Rusty claims he put a dollar in each of the slot machines to get a car - however the amount was never a dollar. In the first car win scene, he uses a quarter. In the second scene he uses two quarters. See more »

Quotes

Clark Griswold: [running up to Dean, the Pit Boss] Hey! Have you seen this person?
[holds up picture of Rusty]
Pit Boss: [examining the picture] Hm. Mr. Pappagiorgio, yeah. Lanai Six.
Clark Griswold: My son.
Pit Boss: [confused] Mr. Pappagiorgio?
Clark Griswold: [confused as well; to Ellen] Let's go.
[they run off]
Pit Boss: [catching onto what's going on] Oh boy, oh boy.
[picks up phone to call security]
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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

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

Soundtracks

Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu)
Written by Domenico Modugno, Franco Migliacci and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Nelson Riddle
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Have to admit after 20th viewing that it is good
26 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released in the theatres, and thought it was one of the worst films ever made. Since then, whenever this movie comes on TV, I cannot turn it off. What was once like watching a car wreck has become an enjoyable viewing experience that is a very funny experience. Still can't figure out how the daughter grew up Latina but Marisol Nichols is so cute, who cares? Sinatra imitator very funny, as is the seemingly five minutes of silence they hold on the Quaid/Newton bit. Also funny, the server in the buffet "oh you're right, this is chicken WANT SOME!" and Chevy Chase butt-ugly costume.


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