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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13  |   |  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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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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

7 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrivano i Johnson  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,375,307 (USA) (9 April 2004)


$31,179,516 (USA) (13 August 2004)

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'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 »


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


Nate Johnson: Nikki, this better be FTD, cuz this Russian tail is old enough to be yo' grandaddy
Nikki Johnson: Not mom's big daddy
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References National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) See more »


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Written by Al Eaton
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It just couldn't keep my attention
12 April 2004 | by (Hampton, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Going in to this movie, I actually had high expectations for it. I don't exactly know why i did, but I figured Cedric and Steve Harvey would not let me down. Well, I was without a doubt, highly disappointed. Not only was this movie boring, but it was an overall corny movie and extremely predictable. 20 minutes in to the movie, I told the person i was with exactly what was gonna happen at the end and i was exactly right. I can count on one hand the amount of times that i even got close to laughing. Well, at least Solange was pretty sexy in the movie, but believe me, thats still not enough to make this movie good. If you value your money at all, you'll wait till this comes out on video.

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