Released Year: 1997
Runtime: 93 minutes
Directors: Stephen Kessler
Writers: Elisa Bell, Bob Ducsay
Casts: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Miriam Flynn, Shae D'lyn, Wayne Newton, Siegfried Fischbacher, Roy Horn, Wallace Shawn, Sid Caesar, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Sly Smith, Julia Sweeney
IMDB: National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (1997) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.7
Chicago Reader -
The Griswolds, headed by Chevy Chase, are taking what could be one of their last family vacations.
Austin Chronicle -
If you enjoy an occasional taste of mental junk food, you might find Las Vegas Vacation worthy of a springtime dollar-cinema visit. Otherwise, hold out another decade for sexagenarian Chevy in Palm Springs Vacation.
TV Guide -
Chase is a veritable black-hole of mirthlessness who sucks every ounce of fun out what might otherwise be a fairly diverting comedy.
San Francisco Chronicle -
Why, if Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (1997)
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!