Vegas Vacation 1997

Vegas Vacation

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The Vacation franchise hits rock-bottom in this corny and tepid trip to sinfully laugh-free city.

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The Griswolds are off on a family outing to Las Vegas, where they each have their own misadventures. Hapless dad Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) immediately starts losing money at blackjack, while his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), develops a crush on lounge performer Wayne Newton (Wayne Newton). Elsewhere, young Rusty (Ethan Embry) is enthusiastically playing dice, and his sister, Audrey (Marisol Nichols), winds up in seedy nightclubs. Can the family reunite and stay out of trouble?

Cast & Crew

Chevy Chase
Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo
Ellen Griswold
Randy Quaid
Cousin Eddie
Ethan Embry
Russell "R'usty" Griswold
Marisol Nichols
Audrey Griswold
Miriam Flynn
Cousin Catherine
Shae D'Lyn
Cousin Vicki
Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton
Sid Caesar
Mr. Ellis
Matty Simmons
Executive Producer
Susan Ekins
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Critic Reviews for Vegas Vacation

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Audience Reviews for Vegas Vacation

  • Jun 30, 2015
    While a slight improvement of "European Vacation," the (technically) fourth film in the "Vacation" franchise is extremely poor, while still managing to keep us liking it's characters, which is a rare feat. If the cast had been replaced, this film would have been a whole lot worse. The shenanigans that the characters get into are usually the best parts of these films, and there is no exception with that here. Aside from that very little praise I can give the film, "Vegas Vacation" is not only one big commercial for Vegas, but it also says that not matter where a family goes, they can always have fun if they are together. It is definitely the most family friendly of the road trip films (Christmas Vacation notwithstanding). There is really not much to say about this film. It is a lazily written romp about a family visiting Las Vegas that could have easily been better. With a few enjoyable moments, it makes it a more morable sequel than European, but it is still not a good movie in any way shape or form. The "Vacation" films have always been up and down, and this is definitely one of their downs.
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2013
    The Griswolds go on one last family trip in the hilarious comedy Vegas Vacation. After receiving a bonus from his company Clark Griswold takes his family to Las Vegas for fun and adventure, but things quickly spiral out of control when Clark becomes addicted to gambling. Despite some cartoonish slapstick humor, most of the comedy works and provides a clever satire of Vegas tourism. Additionally, the casting is rather good and features performances from Wallace Shawn and Wayne Newton. It's a long way down the Holiday Road...and Vegas Vacation provides a fun filled conclusion to the hysterical journeys of the Griswolds.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2011
    Follow-up to Christmas Vacation isn't as funny as I'd hope it would have been. The film is a decent enough comedy with quite a few laughs; unfortunately, it is not as memorable as Christmas Vacation, which in my opinion is a comedy classic. But despite its imperfections this is a decent comedy film. However it's clear that the producers were running out of ideas. I think it's a great shame because this film could have been memorable. I found the film to be quite funny at times, but it lacked something to really make it special. Like I said, this isn't Christmas Vacation. Most of the jokes are tired, unimpressive and original. It's a great waste of Chevy Chase. As this is the fourth entry in the Vacation series, it's clear that the producers have run out of ideas and are trying to deliver a good film, unfortunately, it's to mixed results. The film is at times funny, and does bring on a few chuckles, but it's pretty minor to previous Vacation films. I think the series should have stopped at Christmas Vacation. What's really a shame here is that the concept of the Griswold family spending a vacation in Vegas is a good idea for a film; unfortunately the result is only a decent comedy with a few laughs here and there. Vegas Vacation will likely disappoint fans of the previous films in the series as it's clear that the screenwriters have run out of ideas. This film could have been memorable, but ends up being only decent.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2011
    poor sequel and unworthy addition to the vacation series. the series died with this film
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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