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College Road Trip (2008)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Eugene Jones III ...
Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They just can't get there fast enough.


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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's College Road Trip  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$45,588,608 (USA) (25 July 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arnetia Walker is only 9 years older than Martin Lawrence although she plays his mother in the movie. See more »


In the scene where Chief James Porter is watching his daughter dancing through the window, the curtains are all the way closed. When he gets a ladder to climb up, the curtains are a 1/4 of the way open. See more »


Wendy Greenhut: [just finished singing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'] I love Christmas carols, don't you? Just give me a chorus of 'Joy to the World' and I'm as mad as a hatter!
[laughs, hysterically]
Trey Porter: [whispering] They're crazy
[makes cuckoo sign]
Melanie Porter: [whispers] I know!
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References The Flintstones (1994) See more »


Getting to Know You
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Lucas Grabeel
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Take your daughters to see this movie
27 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree that this movie was predictable and simple...but you guys obviously did not take your kids with you. My daughter loves Raven from her Cheetah Girls movies. She is a spectacular role model for girls and her movies are about having fun and doing responsible things as a young woman unlike most of the movies out there with girls as their stars. Most of them focus on chasing boys. She is the positive role model parents pray for.

My girlfriends and I love Martin Lawrence. The faces he pulls never get old. He's got charisma and as soon as he's on screen everyone is smiling. He's the kind of guy that lightens the mood and I know many many people who love seeing him on screen. How can you not like a guy that brings giggles with a gesture or funny face?

If you have daughters take them to see this movie. It's a great kids movie.

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