Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.

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

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Both Breckin Meyer and Seann William Scott are from Minnesota. See more »

Goofs

When they load up Kyle's Taurus for the road trip, it has a West Virginia license plate. Later, the film shows Kyle's parents eating at a restaurant in "Upstate New York", which they've been going to "every day for twenty years". However, this statement is proven to be wrong/a joke, so the license plate is not necessarily inconsistent. See more »

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E.L.: Did I say two? Better make it three.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009) See more »

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Heart Shaped World
Written by Brian Tabor, Gayla Borders, W.L. Burnette & Jeff Borders
Performed by Jessica Andrews
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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Crass, offensive, and absolutely hilarious
9 August 2004 | by eht5ySee all my reviews

Usually this kind of film turns me off, but I was talked into watching 'Road Trip' with a bunch of college buddies and a couple of twelve-packs, and I couldn't stop laughing.

Josh (Breckin Meyer) has loved Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard) since they were both five years old. But Josh attends college in upstate New York, while Tiffany has gone to school in Texas. Josh's friends think he's crazy to keep up a long-distance relationship when there are plenty of girls around to . . . date. Particularly alluring is Beth (Amy Smart), who has the hots for Josh. When Josh is unable to locate Tiffany by phone and begins to suspect that she's been cheating on him, he gives in to his urges and brings Beth back to his dorm room for a night of hot love. Beth, eager to show how wild she can be, decides to videotape the encounter. The next day, Josh finds out that he couldn't reach Tiffany because of a family emergency, and is immediately wracked with guilt. Things get more complicated when his knuckleheaded suitemate Barry mistakes the sex tape for a video message to Tiffany which Josh had asked him to drop in the mail. Horrified at the thought of Tiffany popping a tape into the VCR to see him making the double-backed beast with another girl, Josh determines to travel to Texas to intercept the illicit tape. His two best friends--resident prankster E.L. (Sean W. Scott) and stoner-intellectual Rubin (Paul Costanzo)--offer to come along, and help Josh persuade mega-nerd Kyle (D.J. Qualls) to let them use his father's car in exchange for a chance to come along for the ride.

From that point on, 'Road Trip' follows the traditional teen exploitation comedy format, though with greater wit and intelligence than should be expected from the genre. Director Todd Phillips manages to give us slapstick, gross-out comedy while simultaneously poking fun at stereotypes and experiences familiar to anyone who's gone to college (psycho-sorority hazing, TAs trying to make undergrad girls, alcohol- and pot-related shenanigans, the nerd breaking bad, a hilarious run-in at an all-black fraternity house,etc.). Compensating for the adolescent hijinks is the surprisingly smart and thoughtful subplot for Kyle, who transforms from nerdy object of derision into the film's most likable and memorable character.

In the tradition of 'Animal House,' 'Road Trip' is crass and juvenile, but irresistibly funny. Not a movie for date night, but a good choice for gathering around the tube with bongs, brews, and bros. An instant joe six-pack classic.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,484,004, 21 May 2000

Gross USA:

$68,540,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,754,278
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1.85 : 1
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