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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)
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)  »

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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11 pigs played Albert. See more »


When Trey and the pig are playing chess in the tub at the hotel, the arrangement of the pieces on the board changes between successive shots. See more »


Trey Porter: In the future all video will be implanted in our brains.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Alphabet Song
Performed by Na'Kia Bell Smith
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User Reviews

4 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've read all of the other reviews and i believe in order to enjoy the movie it has to be for the right audience. I'm sorry for those of you who watched it and were disappointed because your idea of a college roadtrip is girls and booze. I'm about to go to college this fall and it hit so close to home. This was a great movie and me and my mom were both laughing. I was quite surprised that a Disney movie could have so much meaning for those of us who are in that part of life while also providing a clean movie for the entire family. If the critics tell you it was bad and if that's what you base whether you will go see the movie or not then don't go! You don't have to write horrible reviews so that others who may take something away from the movie may not go.

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