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RV -- Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.
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RV -- Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.
RV -- Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.
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28 April 2006 (USA) See more »
One family. Eight wheels. No brakes. See more »
Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Barry Sonnenfeld 
Writing credits
Geoff Rodkey (written by)

Produced by
Warren Carr .... associate producer
Bobby Cohen .... executive producer
Matthias Deyle .... producer: IMF
Lucy Fisher .... producer
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Matthew Robert Kelly .... executive producer
Dan Maag .... line producer: IMF
Aslan Nadery .... executive producer: IMF
Graham Place .... co-producer
Volker Schauz .... executive producer: IMF
Philip Schulz-Deyle .... line producer: IMF
Chris Soldo .... associate producer
Douglas Wick .... producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
Casting by
Sean Cossey 
Ronna Kress 
Production Design by
Michael S. Bolton 
Art Direction by
Kelvin Humenny 
Set Decoration by
Carol Lavallee 
Costume Design by
Mary E. Vogt 
Makeup Department
Donna Bis .... department head hair stylist
Katherine James .... makeup department head (as Kathrine James Gibson)
Cheri Minns .... hair stylist: Mr. Williams
Cheri Minns .... makeup artist: Mr. Williams
Linda Nelson .... hair stylist: second unit
Joanne Preece .... makeup artist: second unit
Production Management
Warren Carr .... production manager
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
Drew Locke .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director
Shelley Cox .... third assistant director
Steve Eathorne .... second assistant director: second unit
Jess Maldaner .... third assistant director: second unit
David Massar .... first assistant director: second unit
Travis McConnell .... trainee assistant director
Joanna Moore .... second assistant director
Kayla Popp .... second assistant director: second unit
Chris Soldo .... assistant director
Art Department
Don Anderson .... assistant property master
Victoria Balharry .... graphic designer
Dean Barker .... property master
Michael A. Billings .... set buyer
Nancy Anna Brown .... assistant art director
Keith Burk .... set dresser
Joelle Ciona .... set designer
Cathy Cowan .... assistant art director: Alberta
Jack Crowells .... daily greens
Coral Dambrauskas .... greens lead
John Dambrauskas .... greens coordinator
Kieran Gelfand .... scenic artist
Frank Haddad .... head greensman
Craig Henderson .... construction coordinator
Brad Kaughman .... scenic painter
Darren Moore .... on-set greensperson
Michelle Pitney .... set dec buyer
Michel Rheault .... construction buyer
Nadine Sekora .... art department assistant
Christopher J.A. Smith .... set dresser
Jason Webster .... scenic painter
Milena Zdravkovic .... conceptual illustrator
Sound Department
Rick Bold .... boom operator
Joseph Bonn .... assistant sound editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Michael Dressel .... foley supervisor
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
Lisa Hannan .... foley editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Bradley Kita .... sound utility
Peter F. Kurland .... production sound mixer
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound designer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... supervising sound editor
Jay Petach .... adr recordist: Cincinnati
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Paul Benjamin .... special effects fabricator
Kelly Coe .... special effects crew
Garnet Harry .... special effects buyer
Chris Hatchwell .... special effects assistant
Rocco Larizza .... special effects key
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects director
Kyle T. Moore .... special effects technician
Jason Paradis .... special effects assistant
Dale Shippam .... special effects technician
Jayme Smith .... special effects assistant
Corie Tornack .... special effects foreman
Scott R. Treliving .... special effects best
Attila Vaski .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Andrea Caretta .... digital artist
Brian Corpus .... technical operations manager: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Mitchell Ferm .... visual effects producer
Chris Flynn .... digital compositor
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
Tom Lamb .... digital compositor
Doug Luberts .... data & video I/O supervisor
Robert Marty .... visual effects editor
Josh Mossotti .... visual effects artist
Lee Nelson .... visual effects
James P. Noon .... visual effects
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Greg Rodin .... lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
César Romero .... digital compositor
James D. Tittle .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Pacific Title
Xye .... visual effects
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Guy Bews .... stunt performer
Mike Desabrais .... stunt double
Jim Finkbeiner .... stunts
Corry Glass .... stunt double: Cheryl Hines
Mike Mitchell .... stunt double: Robin Williams
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Ty Trand .... stunt rigger
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Calhoun .... best boy electric
Darryl Foulds .... grip
Aris Georgiopoulos .... first assistant camera
Dan Gorval .... best boy grip
Stephen Jackson .... gaffer
Martin Keough .... unit gaffer
Charles Koetke .... grip
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Cary Lalonde .... second assistant camera
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: second unit
David McKnight .... digital video assist operator
Ryan Monro .... dolly grip
Craig Nix .... crane operator: Technocrane
Kim Olsen .... key grip
Sasha Proctor .... camera trainee
Dave Roughley .... best boy rigging electric
Christian Schauz .... grip
Clint Silzer .... dolly grip: second unit
Troy James Sobotka .... leadman grip
Aaron Stewart .... lamp operator
Aaron Stewart .... rigging best boy
Alison J. Stewart .... grip (as Alison Rigby)
Andrew Thom .... generator operator
Roger Vernon .... director of photography: second unit
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Landin Walsh .... rigging lamp operator
Lance White .... digital video assist operator: second unit
Ian C. Harris .... daily generator operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andrea Brown .... extras casting
Tony LaHaye .... extras casting assistant
Alyson Lockwood .... extras casting
Courtney Sheinin .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Derek J. Baskerville .... costumer: Mr. Williams
Lanny Campbell .... costume dyer/breakdown
Mary-Kate Killilea .... assistant costume designer
Anthea Mallinson .... costume dyer/breakdown
Editorial Department
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
Ann Gray .... post-production coordinator
Ryan Helsley .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Chris Jensen .... digital colorist assist
David Marks .... post-production assistant
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jeffrey M. Rose .... post-production coordinator
Alexis Seymour .... first assistant editor
Graham Tucker .... apprentice editor
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator
Thor Roos .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Bacon .... composer: additional music (as Chris P. Bacon)
Ramiro Belgardt .... music editor
Tim Davis .... vocal contractor
George Doering .... musician
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor
Jim Dunbar .... music coordinator
Mark Graham .... music librarian
James T. Hill .... scoring mixer
David Mansfield .... composer: additional music
Blake Neely .... composer: additional music
Julia Newmann .... scoring intern
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Stuart Michael Thomas .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Dwight Beard .... driver
Mike Behuniak .... picture car mechanic
Michael Corazza .... transportation co-captain (reshoots)
Rafal Dybowski .... transportation
Steve Ellis .... transportation captain: second unit
Michael Fennimore .... transportation captain
Paul Irvine .... driver
Red Murphy .... transportation coordinator
Neil Patten .... picture car mechanic
Rick Rasmussen .... picture car coordinator
Miroslaw Syta .... driver
Dale Tarrant .... picture car mechanic
Other crew
Paul Becker .... choreographer
Michael Bendner .... production assistant
Katherine Bennett .... stand-in
David Benning .... trainee location manager
Nick Bergstedt .... assistant location manager: second unit
Julie Black .... assistant: Mr. Daniels
Andrew Buziak .... second payroll accountant
Melanie Callaghan .... key set production assistant
Nicole Chartrand .... production assistant
Donald Colafranceschi .... production assistant: re-shoot
Shannon Corrie .... set production assistant
Mary B.R. Couch .... assistant: Mr. Sonnenfeld
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Danika Dinsmore .... tutor
Jim Dunlap .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Ganton .... assistant production coordinator: re-shoot
Flax Glor .... publicist
Rob Graham .... computer playback operator
Patti Henderson .... script supervisor
Danny Ho .... playback graphics producer
Tish Johnson .... production accountant
Colette Jost .... assistant accountant
Greg Kansky .... production assistant
Karin Korchinski .... assistant production coordinator
Flo Krisko .... animal trainer
Vicky Lambert .... assistant choreographer
Michael Leder .... production assistant
Myles Lennig .... trainee assistant location manager
Bliss McDonald .... production coordinator
Rod McDonough .... glassworks
Kenneth Meisenbacher .... location scout
Robert Milicevic .... security
Megan Moran .... assistant: Ms. Fisher
Claudia Morgado .... script supervisor: second unit (as Claudia Morgado Escanilla)
Graeme Morgan .... production assistant
Tim Moshansky .... location scout
Robert Murdoch .... location manager
Lenore Nemani .... location scout
Sabrina Paradis .... script supervisor: second unit (as Sabrina Birrell)
Amy Peltonen .... assistant: Mr. Wick
Joi Perle .... assistant: Mr. Sonnenfeld
Carol Phiniotis .... production assistant
John Poliquin .... production assistant
Susan Ringo .... consultant: Mr. Sonnenfeld
Nina Saxon .... title designer
V.W. Scheich .... assistant: Barry Sonenfeld
Jeremy Smith .... assistant: Mr. Place
Meghan Snyder .... assistant: Ms. Fisher
Rebecca Erwin Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Patrick Stark .... extras wrangler
Sarah Szloboda .... key production assistant
Michael Umble .... publicist
Juan Carlos Velis .... production staff
Courtney Wieden .... assistant: Mr. Wick
Mike Witherington .... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
John Rakich .... location scout (uncredited reshoots - Toronto)

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Also Known As:
"RV: Runaway Vacation" - Australia, Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"Runaway Vacation" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Rated PG for crude humor, innuendo and language
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Jeff Daniels did all the banjo playing in all of the music scenes.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The side view mirrors on the "Rolling Turd" are frosted, probably so that they would not reflect the crew.See more »
Cassie Munro:Dad.
Bob Munro:Yeah?
Cassie Munro:I get it.
Bob Munro:What?
Cassie Munro:Sometimes if you want to succceed, you have to do what they tell you.
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Referenced in The Brothers Solomon (2007)See more »
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73 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
"RV" is a silly and fun road trip comedy for the entire family., 1 May 2006
Author: MovieManMenzel from United States

Bob Munro (Robin Williams) has been planning to take his wife Jamie (Cheryl Hines) and his two children Cassie (JoJo) and Carl (Josh Hutcherson) to Hawaii. But at the very last minute his boss Todd Mallory, (Will Arnett) calls him up and tells him that the biggest sales pitch of his career is going to happen in a few days. Bob gets the idea that if he rents an RV, he can take his family across country to Colorado on vacation and also attend this business meeting. Funny and bizarre moments ensue…

Going into "RV" I didn't know what to think about it but when I walked out of it just about an hour or so ago I must admit I liked it quite a bit. "RV" is a family road trip comedy, a genre made famous by "National Lampoon's Vacation." While no one will come out of this film feeling that they saw an original comedic masterpiece. I think if you look at it for what it is, a silly family comedy, you will be able to enjoy it. Personally, I found the film to be very amusing, more so than most others in the theater. There is just something about Robin Williams' comedic facial expressions that make me chuckle.

The whole idea of this rich upper class family traveling in an RV is just amusing. You can't picture this class of people taking a road trip which is why this film is funny. The film features some really strong laughs including the scene where Bob tries to drive the RV over the mountain. I won't deny for a second, that there isn't much thinking involved when watching this film because that is clearly out of the question. But honestly some of the stuff that happened in this film is extremely amusing and I think in this case, it's amusing because it was over the top. Unlike most comedies when they try to drag out a joke, it doesn't work but in "RV" the longer the joke goes, the funnier it gets in my opinion.

I also like how this film at times left it up to the audience's imagination. There are a couple of scenes that would have been really stupid and wouldn't work if they actually showed what was happening. The whole raccoon scene is a perfect example of this. I also like that although the humor was very low brow, it wasn't over done. What I mean by that was the jokes are funny but they are somewhat spaced out. Not like with "Scary Movie 4" where you have a new joke every other minute.

It's nice seeing Robin Williams come back and do comedy. I personally think he is one of those actors who can do both comedy and drama. He played the father figure very well here and like I said his facial expressions are always amusing. Also his little rap that he did in this film was hilarious. Robin is truly a talented actor. As for the rest of the cast, they were all fine was well. JoJo, who I actually never seen in a film before, was decent as the rebellious daughter and Josh Hutcherson was good as the rap loving son. Cheryl Hines who played Robin Williams wife Jamie was also good. Also a very amusing appearance by Jeff Daniels was also a lot of fun; he really knows how to play those redneck characters.

Barry Sonnefeld was the director of "RV" and I am not sure what to think of him. While some of his films are good, some of them are not. It's hit or miss with his films. I personally like the fact that a lot of his films including "RV" have the dark comedic touch to them, I pick up on these things and I seem to be one of the few people laughing when this happens but hey I find dark humor to be amusing. Mr. Sonnefeld does a good job in the directing chair here and he really creates all these weird and awkward obstacles that the Munro family has to overcome. Also the way he never allows the film to become overly sappy with family moments is also a nice touch.

So in the end, "RV" is a fun time. It's not a masterpiece by any means but just a funny little comedy that most members of the family can enjoy. Robin Williams steals the show the entire film and I feel without him involved this movie would have been really bad. When you see this movie, just take it for what it is, a silly family road comedy. If you take it for what it is, you shouldn't be disappointed. This movie is just like the trailer and TV spots lead you to believe so if you like the television spots or trailer, see this movie. "RV" is a movie where you should be able to have a few hard laughs and be able to smile the entire time.

MovieManMenzel's final rating for "RV" is a 7/10.

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