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Road Trip (2000)

R | | Comedy | 19 May 2000 (USA)
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Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.


Todd Phillips
810 ( 325)
4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Josh
Seann William Scott ... E. L.
Amy Smart ... Beth
Paulo Costanzo ... Rubin
DJ Qualls ... Kyle
Rachel Blanchard ... Tiffany
Anthony Rapp ... Jacob
Fred Ward ... Earl Edwards
Tom Green ... Barry
Andy Dick ... Motel Clerk
Ethan Suplee ... Ed
Horatio Sanz ... French Toast Guy
Rhoda Griffis ... Tour Group Mom
Marla Sucharetza ... Sperm Bank Nurse
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Barry's Grandma


Josh and Tiffany have been together since they were kids. ENTER Beth, a sexy blonde going to college with Josh. One night, Josh and Beth hook up and make a videotape the same day that Josh plans to mail a video to Tiffany of him talking about college life. The wrong tape gets sent, forcing Josh, along with a few pals, to go to Austin, where Tiffany is, and stop her from seeing the tape. Full of laughs, you'll be sure to enjoy Road Trip. Written by Zac Abrams

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Love is never having to say you're sorry you made a sex tape with a woman then mailed it to your girlfriend. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Jacob's suicide cult could possibly be a reference to the Heaven's Gate cult with the subtle reference to Jonestown mixed in there. Heaven's Gate because of the outfits and black and white shoes his cult was wearing and Jonestown because of the Kool-aid. Founded in 1974, Heaven's Gate committed mass suicide in 1996. The black and white shoes they were wearing with their black tracksuits were a line of Nike Decade shoes, but were taken off the shelves and had ceased being made, as Nike didn't want its shoes to be associated with a suicide cult. The shoes were purchased specifically for price, not appearance, but Nike didn't want to take any chances and soon discontinued the line. See more »


When Josh and Beth are making their video, the TV showing the view of the camera shows all of Mitch's cage in the background. When Tiffany watches the tape only half of Mitch's cage is shown. See more »


Barry: [Barry attempts to convince the snake to eat a mouse] Unleash the fury!
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Alternate Versions

Available on DVD in both R and unrated versions. Unrated version features more nudity in the shower scene. See more »


Referenced in Dhamaal (2007) See more »


The Salmon Song
Written & Performed by Tom Green
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User Reviews

The entire theatre shook with laughter.....
20 May 2000 | by sackinSee all my reviews

ROAD TRIP is a movie with well focused hilarity from start to finish. It is raunchy and wonderful, capturing college days with a light hearted frivolity that really tickled me so that I felt sick from laughing. The New York Times critic reviewed it on Friday, May 19th and said it much better than I can. He also loved the movie and found it very appealing, although neither of us is the age of the target audience, I suspect. I am 64 and love comedies. The sex and comedy is not at all offensive to viewers who have a well developed sense of humor. Sure, the serious and critical audience who love to find fault with any comedic effort will turn their noses up at this film. I do not recommend that they see this superb comedy. Tom Green is not the central character but he is very good in his role. The other cast members may not be well known but after this film it's just a matter of time before they are leading stars. All of the casting is just perfect. Photography and music are excellent. If this is the first of the quality that Montecito Pictures will produce they are a studio to follow in the future. Go see this film. Buy a box of popcorn and a Coke. Be careful not to choke on the popcorn from uncontrollable laughter. Take a long, hard swallow of the Coke and calm down. You will remember this evening for years!

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Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,484,004, 21 May 2000

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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