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College Road Trip (2008)

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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Storyline

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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7 March 2008 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's College Road Trip  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,601,419, 9 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,588,608, 27 July 2008
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chief James Porter: Life lesson. A lot of people think the moment a parent lets go of their child is at the wedding. Not me. Think he's crying because he's giving away his daughter? Uh-uh. It's because she's marrying this guy. Truth is, he said goodbye years ago, the day she left home. The trouble starts here. College application season. With over 4,000 colleges in the US, I developed five reasons for choosing the perfect one for my little girl. Academics, distance from home, campus safety, distance from home, and...
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.36 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Back Where We Started From
Written by J. Vincent Edwards (as Vincent Edwards) and Pierre Tubbs
Performed by Maxine Nightingale
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

 
Not the best but not bad
28 June 2008 | by 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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