Vegas Vacation


1h 35m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He's selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn't count on one thing. Despite Vegas' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they've tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they'll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ett päron till farsa i Las Vegas, Vacaciones en Las Vegas
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Sequel
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He's selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn't count on one thing. Despite Vegas' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they've tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they'll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.

Crew

Michael Adams

Stunts

Scott M. Anderson

Assistant Property Master

Joe Antczak

Assistant Camera Operator

Herach Arzounian

Other

Karine Avakians

Production Associate

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Tom Bahler

Song

Melanie Baker

Assistant Art Director

Sandy Balek

Production Associate

Perry Barndt

Stunts

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Elisa Bell

Screenplay

Elisa Bell

From Story

Elisa Bell

Story By

Elmer Bernstein

Music

Jerry Bilik

Song

Steve Blalock

Stunts

Ken Blazer

Stunts

Chris Boardman

Song

Paul Borne

Stunts

Mark Bourgeois

Assistant Editor

Buff Brady

Stunts

Tasso Bravos

Best Boy Grip

Leslie Bricusse

Song

Carole Brown-james

Costume Designer

Patti Browne

Assistant

Lindsey Buckingham

Song Performer

Lindsey Buckingham

Song

Jackie Burch

Casting

Michele Burkett

Stunts

Michael Burmeister

Location Manager

Ruben Cabanas

Song

Sammy Cahn

Song

Kevin E Carpenter

Rerecording

Mike Cassidy

Assistant Camera Operator

Phil Chong

Stunts

Ted Chu

Assistant Camera Operator

Patricia Conaway

Assistant Sound Editor

Kurt Courtland

Assistant Editor

Michael Cozzi

Song

Vic Cuccia

Transportation Co-Captain

Beverly D'angelo

Song Performer

Denise Davis

Visual Effects

Donovan Dear

Other

Vinicius Demoraes

Song

David Diano

Camera Operator

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Dr. Martin R Dinnes

Animal Services

Laurie Dodsworth

Assistant Production Accountant

Tim Dorney

Song

Bob Ducsay

Story By

Bob Ducsay

From Story

Bob Dylan

Song

Donna Ekins

Artistic Advisor

Susan Ekins

Executive Producer

Steve Ellsworth

Costumes

Victor Ennis

Assistant Sound Editor

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Kenneth Feld

Consultant

Marc Ferrari

Song Performer

Brigitte Ferry

Costumes

Johnny Fiasco

Song

Dorothy Fields

Song

Sylvia Fine Kaye

Music

Seth Flaum

Editor

Fred Fontana

Associate Producer

William Fraker

Director Of Photography

William Fraker

Dp/Cinematographer

Audree Futterman

Hair Stylist

Jerry Gadette

Other

Stan Getz

Song Performer

Alex Gibson

Music Editor

Peter Gikas

Swing Gang

Philip Goldblatt

Makeup Artist

Stanley Gonsales

Lighting

Allan Graf

Unit Director

Allan Graf

Stunt Coordinator

Marian Green

Stunts

Jay Guerra

Assistant Director

Chris Haarhoff

Camera Operator

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Rerecording

Lee Harman

Makeup Artist

Jay C Harris

Foreman

Matt Harris

Original Music

Dan Hegeman

Sound Effects Editor

Robert S Henderson

Special Effects Supervisor

Patrick Hernandez

Song Performer

Patrick Hernandez

Song

Bones Howe

Music Supervisor

Craig Jaeger

Sound Effects Editor

Kent James

Costume Supervisor

Chris Jargo

Sound Effects Editor

Victor Jimenez

Digital Effects Supervisor

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Song Performer

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Song

Dennis Jones

Boom Operator

Larry Kemp

Adr Editor

Jerome Kern

Song

William B Kerr

Assistant Location Manager

Kashina Kessler

Assistant

Jamie Keyser

Stunts

Aram Khachaturian

Song

Mckinley Kirby

Makeup Artist

Lesa Lakin

Assistant

Tony Lamberti

Sound Effects Editor

Barry Lather

Choreographer

Al Laverde

Key Grip

Gene Lebell

Stunts

Ben Levine

Assistant

Michael Louis

Assistant

R J Louis

Coproducer

R J Louis

Unit Production Manager

Mike Love

Song

Joyce Luman

Special Thanks To

Jonathan Male

Song

Marsha Mann Koff

Production Accountant

F. D. Marchetti

Song

Dean Martin

Song Performer

Roy Martin

Color Timer

Elizabeth Marx

Casting Associate

Brick Mason

Visual Effects

David Mccullough

Consultant

Bonnie Mcdaniel

Other

Joel Mcneely

Music Composer

Michael Meinardus

Special Effects Coordinator

Franco Migliacci

Song

Domenico Modugno

Song

Helen Monoghan

Costumes

Dorenda Moore

Stunts

Philip D. Morrill

Assistant Sound Editor

Mark Mueller

Song

Shawn Murphy

Music

Don Nemitz

Original Music

Anthony Newley

Song

Wayne Newton

Song Performer

Casey O'neill

Stunts

Robin Oliver

Assistant Director

Michael P Owen

Stunts

Mitchell Parish

Song

Tim Park

Swing Gang

Debi Parker

Stunts

Doug Pentak

Lighting Technician

Ron Phillips

Photography

Kim Pinkstaff

Assistant

John S Platt

Stunts

Rick Poppe

Song Performer

Rick Poppe

Song

Buz Presock

Assistant

Scott Prophet

Dolly Grip

Dana Reed

Stunts

John Rice

Assistant Sound Editor

Dan Rich

Sound Effects Editor

Nelson Riddle

Song Performer

Minnni Ripperton

Song

Stephen Robinette

Hair Stylist

John Robotham

Stunts

Dan Romero

Transportation Coordinator

Catherine Rowe

Foley Artist

Richard Rudolph

Song

Miriam Rutman

Assistant

Craig Safan

Song

Lynn Salvatori

Stunts

Robert Schaper

Rerecording

Anthony Schmidt

Stunts

Dennis R. Scott

Stunts

Sasha Semenoff

Song

Peggy Semtob

Hair Stylist

Tom Shaw

Property Master

Henry Shead

Music

Jesse Silver

Art Department

Matty Simmons

Executive Producer

Frank Sinatra

Song Performer

David Slonaker

Original Music

Joanne Small

Script Supervisor

Tim Snowber

Other

David L Snyder

Production Designer

Michael Sobich

Assistant

Peter Sobich

Production Associate

Chris Spellman

Set Decorator

Lauren Stevens

Sound Effects Editor

Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Editor

Stan Storc

Transportation Captain

Kim Strand

Music

Ty Suehiro

Key Rigging Grip

Peter Michael Sullivan

Sound Effects Editor

Paul Taylor

Song Performer

Donald Therrien

Song

Andrew Todd

Song

Emma Trenchard

Costumes

Tom Valentine

Art Director

James Van Heusen

Song

Thomas Vandermillen

Assistant Camera Operator

Ariel Velasco Shaw

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lance Velazco

Video Assist/Playback

Tom Villano

Music Editor

Kaye Wade

Stunts

Kellee Warren

Song

Jamie Weintraub

Assistant

Jerry Weintraub

Producer

Jody Weintraub

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Ett päron till farsa i Las Vegas, Vacaciones en Las Vegas
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Sequel
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 8, 1997

Released in United States Winter February 14, 1997

Feature film directorial debut for commerical director Stephen Kessler.

Began shooting June 4, 1996.

Completed shooting August 22, 1996.

The fourth film in the series of Chevy Chase comedies, which includes "National Lampoon's Vacation" (USA/1983), directed by Harold Ramis; "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (USA/1985), directed by Amy Heckerling; and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (USA/1989), directed by Jeremiah Chechik.

Released in United States Winter February 14, 1997

Released in United States on Video July 8, 1997