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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  7 April 2004 (USA)
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AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »

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Nate Johnson / Uncle Earl
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D.J. Johnson (as Bow Wow)
Gabby Soleil ...
Destiny Johnson
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Chrishelle Rene Boudreau
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Jacqueline
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Jill
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Mack Jr. (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
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Cousin Lump (as Rodney B. Perry)
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Stan
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Gladys
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Stall Guy (as Kevin Farley)
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Storyline

AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly along for the ride are Nate's wife, who's only in it for the kids; their rapper-wannabe son; their teenage daughter who's fashioned herself as the next Lolita; and their youngest, whose imaginary dog Nate just can't seem to keep track of. Can the Johnsons survive each other and all the obstacles the road throws at them to make it to Caruthersville, Missouri? Can they find Missouri? Written by ivegot2act@yahoo.com

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Wrong turn in Arizona. No brakes in Colorado. Arrested in Kansas. It's the ultimate family trip. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, crude humor and brief drug material | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

7 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrivano i Johnson  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,804 (South Africa) (9 July 2004)

Gross:

$31,179,516 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

'Solanges Knowles' (Beyoncé Knowles' sister) makes an ad lib reference to her sister during a cell phone conversation in her first scene of the movie. Her character's little sister in the movie is named "Destiny" an obvious reference to her sister's former group Destiny's Child. See more »

Goofs

In the sack race scene, the "Lakers" logo on the back of DJ's jacket is backward. See more »

Quotes

Nate Johnson: [DJ sees Nate's griddle and tries to sneakily get a piece, Nate catches him and hits his hand] oh no! don't even think about it
D.J. Johnson: Dang dad!
Nate Johnson: [takes the griddle and starts eating it] Man what would i do without my Mike Tyson Griddle, tastes so good it'll bite cha back
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Connections

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Grits & Beans
Written by Ali Dee and Zach Danziger
Performed by AD
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group on behalf of Deetown Productions
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User Reviews

Not worth your time
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected this film to be bad, and it met my expectations. You can clearly see the effort of the filmmakers and the actors to be funny, but it just comes off as annoying. The jokes are lame. I found it difficult to merely smile. Cedric should stick to stand-up. As for Bow Wow and Solange, who told them that they could act? It's amazing this ever got made. I would have rather spent my time at the library reading up on capital punishment. Obnoxious, unfunny, just a very long headache. Exaggeration to the point of excess (even over-the-top stuff can get too ridiculous), it's just not worth it. Save your money and your dignity. Rent The Kings of Comedy instead, where Cedric shows how funny he really is.


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