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College Road Trip (2008)

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James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.

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Roger Kumble

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Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Lee Wilson (as Carrie Evans) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... James
Raven-Symoné ... Melanie
Kym Whitley ... Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Adam LeFevre ... Judge
Eugene Jones III Eugene Jones III ... Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
Brenda Song ... Nancy
Margo Harshman ... Katie
Lucas Grabeel ... Scooter
Matthew Schlein Matthew Schlein ... Jury Foreman
Eshaya Draper ... Trey
Will Sasso ... Deputy O'Mally
Geneva Carr ... Mrs. O'Mally
Na'Kia Bell Smith Na'Kia Bell Smith ... Young Melanie
Josh Meyers ... Stuart
Lonny Ross ... Student Guide
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Storyline

Melanie Porter (Raven-Symone)is a talented high school graduate who has selected a University 800 miles from home. Her over protective father, James (Martin Lawrence) doesn't want her to be so far away, so he cooks up a plot to try to convince her to go to a local University. On the guise of going to her selected university, he forces a visit to his preferred (close to home) school. This is a typical road trip movie with lost cars, bumming rides on buses and planes, covering that difficult time of life when a father loses control of his daughter. Written by D.B.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They just can't get there fast enough.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's College Road Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,601,419, 9 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,588,608, 27 July 2008
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Raven-Symoné, Brenda Song and Margo Harshman starred in Disney Channel shows That's So Raven (2002), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005) and Even Stevens (2000). See more »

Goofs

In the early scene of James and Nancy in bed, Nancy puts a pink sleep mask over her eyes. When James wakes her, she raises the sleep mask the top of her head. In a shot from over his shoulder, the mask is gone. In the next shot, the mask is back on top of her head. See more »

Quotes

Chief James Porter: Little Houdini pig.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Written by Lee Pockriss (as Lee J. Pockriss) and Paul Vance
Performed by Donny Osmond and Molly Ephraim
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An Okay Film
5 March 2008 | by joecantongamingguruSee all my reviews

This film goes to show that you can be on top of the world and fall all the way down. With "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins","Wild Hogs" and now "College Road Trip" under Lawrence's belt, i don't know how much more he can take. This movie is pretty standard "Cheaper by the Dozen" film. With all the sight gags and kiddy jokes about pigs and dancing, and, of course the soft spot for tolerance. Donny Osmond was straight forward in this film and Lawrence was really exaggerated as a goofy dad. Raven Symone played a OK part, but not a real big leap forward for the young actress. Of course, this doesn't mean the film is all bad. The movie, in its quirky way is funny. With its zany comedy style, like animal humor and kiss jokes...this film reaches to little kids. If you have young ones, this wont be bad for them, but for you...its okay.


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