Vegas Vacation

Continuity mistake: In addition to the submission regarding the tour van acquiring damage to the hood after crashing through Wayne Newton's house, the mirror on the drivers side is bent. In the next shot when Clark exit's the vehicle and closes the door, the mirror is gone.

Continuity mistake: At Hoover Dam, Clark pulls out a small rock and causes a little leak. While he's fixing, it another develops. He puts his left side against the second leak to hold it until he gets the gum in the hole. The water stain on his shirt changes from his left side to his right side, then eventually his entire shirt, in different shots.

Continuity mistake: In the Keno scene, after Ellen fills out the Keno card, she gets up and walks to a counter to turn in the card. While that is happening, Clark has a conversation with Mr. Ellis. During close-ups of Clark during the conversation, Ellen's shoulder and the shiny sequined dress she is wearing can be seen next to Clark. Ellen is there one moment, gone the next, back again and then Ellen is shown returning from the counter to her seat.

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Continuity mistake: In continuity of Rusty's fake ID lacking the Vegas background, both his right and left hand are covering significant parts of the text in the oversized ID he is holding which doesn't appear in the copy of the ID.

Continuity mistake: When Clark is getting breakfast and he is reading Card Counting, at first, you see him holding the book by the sides, then you see he is holding it by the bottom middle, then the sides again.

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Continuity mistake: When Russ takes his fake ID picture on the street, and he sticks his head in the giant license and there is no backdrop behind his head...you see Vegas light behind him.. but when the casino guy checks the fake ID, it is all white behind his head... no Vegas lights.

Continuity mistake: When they are at the Wayne Newton concert, and Wayne starts walking towards Ellen, when you see a back shot of Clark and Ellen, you see Clark looking towards Ellen, but in the next front shot of them, he is looking straight.

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Continuity mistake: When the mom is with Wayne she gets covered with pasta. In the next sequence she is running down the hall with Chevy Chase looking for Rusty where she still has noodles over her right shoulder. as soon as she steps into the room the noodles have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: In the Hoover Dam scene, the tour group is walking through an underground tunnel when Clark messes with the wall and more water than normal starts coming out. He gets gum from Audrey and starts plugging the holes. He puts gum on the first hole and when the gum makes a bubble filling with water, he puts another chewed piece on the bubble. In the next shot, there is no piece on the bubble and he puts a chewed piece on another hole in the wall.

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Continuity mistake: When Sid Ceaser is fake-dying near the end, his head rolls backwards. In the next shot his head is on his right shoulder.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark and Ellen are on the plane and go to the restroom to join the mile high club. Ellen goes to the back of the plane while Clark goes to the front.

Continuity mistake: When the family is on the airplane on their way to Las Vegas, Mrs. Griswold has her purse strap over her shoulder. In the next shot there is no strap. Later on when she is going to stand up, she takes the purse which is lying next to her and not over her shoulder.

Deliberate mistake: In the final scene when the four cars are driving away there is a road sign that shows how many miles it is to Chicago (where the main characters are from). In reality there would not be such a sign because there is not one direct route from Vegas to Chicago. A typical road sign would show the nearest cities.

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Ellen Griswold: Well, I hope you kids have learned something about the dangers of gambling.

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Trivia: In the middle of the Las Vegas Brochure, there is a picture of a family. This is actually a picture of the director Stephen Kessler with his own family.

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Chosen answer: $25,000. Given to the Griswalds by Sid Caesar's character just before he passed away.

Answer: The sign said $30,000.

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