California Dreaming (2007)
"Out of Omaha" (original title)

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Unforeseen obstacles stand in the way of a family planning to take a road trip in an RV.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kevin Porter (as Nik Fackler)
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Officer Delaney (as Thomas Wees)
Tracy Iwersen ...
Azadeh Zoghi ...
Dr. Bahri
Lindsay (as Ryan Langdon)


Unforeseen obstacles stand in the way of a family planning to take a road trip in an RV.

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Rated PG for language, sensuality, mild drug references and smoking | See all certifications »


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Springfield Nebraska's Platteview High School Forensics class got to meet the main stars and the crew while being extras in the movie. They learned about the behind the scenes stuff as well as being in the movie itself. Ms. Anderson took these kids to the shoot: David Harshbarger, Matt Lott, Emily Christine, Daniel Balkovic, Amber Frieze, Autumn Spurck, Joe Daly, Cody Mahoney, and Mike Foresmen. See more »


The Dave Foley character makes a reference to the "Calistoga Wagons" that traveled the Oregon Trail. The word is "Conestoga Wagon" - and, Conestoga Wagons were NOT used on the Oregon Trail -- Conestoga Wagons were too large and heavy for use on the Oregon Trail. See more »


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Life is a beach
26 December 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Poor Ginger Gainor, she would love to take her family to a California beach where she vacationed and has the fondest memories of that time. She is an uptight real estate woman who might have the best intentions in wanting to show that part of the country to her family, but little does she realize, no one really wants to go! Her family, though, really enjoy going to Branson, where they feel 'at home' and are surrounded from people like them, so why bother?. Ginger is, what appears to be, a take charge woman, who does everything by the book and even calculates how long they will spend traveling from Omaha to California!

Unfortunately, things don't work the way Ginger wants. Things have a way of happening to her that completely derail her carefully laid plans. Ginger is defeated by everyone and everything, so guess where the family will head, after all? Yes, you guessed it!

What is Lea Thompson doing in this movie? She certainly deserved better. The movie will not add anything to her film career. The idea might have looked better in the written script by Linda Voorhees, who also directed, but alas, it doesn't translate to a fun time at all.

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