College Road Trip (2008)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  7 March 2008 (USA)
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James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.



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Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Eugene Jones III ...
Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
Matthew Schlein ...
Na'Kia Bell Smith ...


Melanie Porter (Raven-Symone)is a talented high school graduate who has selected a University 800 miles from home. Her over protective father, James (Martin Lawrence) doesn't want her to be so far away, so he cooks up a plot to try to convince her to go to a local University. On the guise of going to her selected university, he forces a visit to his preferred (close to home) school. This is a typical road trip movie with lost cars, bumming rides on buses and planes, covering that difficult time of life when a father loses control of his daughter. Written by D.B.

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They just can't get there fast enough.


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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's College Road Trip  »

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Opening Weekend:

$13,601,419 (USA) (7 March 2008)


£121,360 (UK) (22 August 2008)

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At approximately 00:15:05 into the movie, Albert the pig is seen briefly near a crayon drawing (presumably drawn by Albert) of the words "SOME PIG". This is a reference to the classic book "Charlotte's Web" where the words "SOME PIG" are used to distinguish the uniqueness of Wilbur, the porcine main character. See more »


Georgetown University is 2.8 miles from the White House and is well within the restricted airspace zone. It would have been very unlikely that a plane would be allowed that close without being shot down, let alone skydivers being able to jump from it. See more »


Trey Porter: In the future all video will be implanted in our brains.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »


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Performed by Na'Kia Bell Smith
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Not the best but not bad
28 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because I like to watch Martin Lawrence movies.

This is a family movie. There is no swearing, there is no violence, etc. It's the way family movies should be. The storyline isn't the best nor is the musical score or acting however, it is not as bad as others deem it to be. I think too many people expect to be entertained by movies as if it was the first time being on a roller coaster. Those types of movies are jewels and should be praised as such however, these types of movies (college road trip) should not be condemned by seemingly heartless people who think they are experts in how movies should be. I often wonder if these people actually sit through and watch movies or just make bad comments because they don't like a particular actor. Oh well. I liked this movie.

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