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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 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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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, crude humor and brief drug material | See all certifications »
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7 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrivano i Johnson  »

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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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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 »

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In the bathroom of Bun World, the stains on the chef's apron change from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Glorietta Johnson: We gon' let Mack and Nate pray, uh see which one of 'em was paying more attention in sunday school
Mack Johnson: well, well i guess since i'm the oldest i go first
Nate Johnson: fine, alright everyone uh, bow your heads and close your ears
Mack Johnson: yo eyes, err'ybody close yo eyes, Gracious God, I come to you as humbly as i know how, Praising you and giving you thanks, for bringing us together yet another year,helpin us come together to help celebrate my victory, and Nate's agony of defeat, let us eat
Nate Johnson: Father God we thank you for ...
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Take Your Time (Do It Right)
Written by Sigidi Abdulla and Harold Clayton
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.
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The Lost Sequel
16 April 2004 | by (The Heartland) – See all my reviews

Spend a couple of hours with the Griswold, oops, I mean Johnson family as they take to the road for their family reunion.

Cedric the Entertainer supplies the laughs, all seven of them. A sexy female traveler inciting marital tension, being given the wrong car at the dealership, unkempt rural relatives, we've seen it all before.

But what might be the funniest thing of all about this predictable remake of National Lampoon's Vacation is that (Lil') Bow Wow has a higher billing than Vanessa Williams.

But the fact remains that if you are looking for about 90 minutes of profanity free family entertainment which, by the way, is becoming harder and harder to find these days, then maybe The Johnson Family Vacation is just what the doctor ordered.


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