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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
D.J. Johnson (as Bow Wow)
Gabby Soleil ...
Mack, Jr. (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
Rodney Perry ...
Cousin Lump (as Rodney B. Perry)
Stall Guy (as Kevin Farley)


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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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steve Harvey and Jennifer Freeman have previously starred in You Got Served (2004). See more »


In the Native American casino when the dad has the chief's headdress on, in the first shot it's on backwards and in the next shot it's on correctly. See more »


Nate Johnson: You know son,the only reason i'm hard on you is well because one day you'll wear the pants in your own family, people will depend on you, and how can they do that if your pants are all hanging of your behind? I mean have you thought about what you gonna do if this whole rap thing dudn't work out?
D.J. Johnson: well, i was thinking about law school
[nate smiles in agreement]
D.J. Johnson: or medical school
[nate nods again in agreement]
D.J. Johnson: but then mom says she'll help me incorporate
[nate looks over at dorothy who's sleeping]
D.J. Johnson: ...
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References Dances with Wolves (1990) See more »


(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again
Written by Zane Grey and Lee Ron Hanks
Performed by L.T.D.
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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not funny and very bad
21 February 2005 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie is simply not good. It wasn't funny and was a very lame attempt to try something similar to National Lampoon's Vacation. There's hi-jinks at the hotel pool, going out to see silly things, etc... In this, the two parents are separated but are going to the husband's family reunion with the 3 kids. Considering they only spend a couple of hours at the reunion, why did they even go? Bow Wow basically uses this role as self-promotion since he raps. And when they get to the reunion, the relatives are dull and dumb, especially uncle earl.

I can't believe any of the actors would even let their name appear in the credits. If they weren't already famous, this movie would be career suicide. Even the music is terrible.

FINAL VERDICT: A snore fest.

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