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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 April 2004 (USA)
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AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »

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Christopher Erskin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cedric the Entertainer ... Nate Johnson / Uncle Earl
Vanessa Williams ... Dorothy Johnson
Solange ... Nikki Johnson (as Solange Knowles)
Shad Moss ... D.J. Johnson (as Bow Wow)
Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ... Destiny Johnson
Shannon Elizabeth ... Chrishelle Rene Boudreau
Steve Harvey ... Mack Johnson
Aloma Wright ... Glorietta Johnson
Shari Headley ... Jacqueline
Jennifer Freeman ... Jill
Philip Bolden ... Mack, Jr. (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
Rodney Perry Rodney Perry ... Cousin Lump (as Rodney B. Perry)
Christopher B. Duncan ... Stan
Lorna Scott ... Gladys
Kevin P. Farley ... Stall Guy (as Kevin Farley)
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Storyline

AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly along for the ride are Nate's wife, who's only in it for the kids; their rapper-wannabe son; their teenage daughter who's fashioned herself as the next Lolita; and their youngest, whose imaginary dog Nate just can't seem to keep track of. Can the Johnsons survive each other and all the obstacles the road throws at them to make it to Caruthersville, Missouri? Can they find Missouri? Written by ivegot2act@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Wrong turn in Arizona. No brakes in Colorado. Arrested in Kansas. It's the ultimate family trip. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, crude humor and brief drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrivano i Johnson See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,375,307, 11 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,179,516, 15 August 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Harvey and Jennifer Freeman have previously starred in You Got Served (2004). See more »

Goofs

In the bathroom of Bun World, the stains on the chef's apron change from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Glorietta Johnson: We gon' let Mack and Nate pray, uh see which one of 'em was paying more attention in sunday school
Mack Johnson: well, well i guess since i'm the oldest i go first
Nate Johnson: fine, alright everyone uh, bow your heads and close your ears
Mack Johnson: yo eyes, err'ybody close yo eyes, Gracious God, I come to you as humbly as i know how, Praising you and giving you thanks, for bringing us together yet another year,helpin us come together to help celebrate my victory, and Nate's agony of defeat, let us eat
Nate Johnson: Father God we thank you for ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

The Party Song
Written by Ali Dee, Vincent Alfieri and Zach Danziger
Performed by Chris Classic
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group on behalf of Deetown Productions
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This movie is a waste of time.
16 January 2005 | by GlitterchokeSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this movie I thought 'Great, this sounds good. Its gonna be a gigantic teen hit'. Boy was I wrong. This movie is literally trash. It hardly has a plot, the jokes are all old, and everything is stereotypical. The kind of family you find on sitcoms. A stressed dad that tried to keep everything in order but fails miserably, a 5-year-old girl who is a huge fan of Chuck.E.Cheese and wax crayons, a teenage rebel who refuses to wear anything that covers her thighs and stomach at the same time, a hip-hop-worshipping teenage son with a weird way of handling his dad and a mom that allows the father to take care of everything and watches her children disrespect their dad and just smiles. Its basically a family trip where they go to see their relatives, and they go there in a flash expensive car and fall from one problem to another. They do the whole fall-from-one-problem-to-another so many times that you actually get tired and uncomfortable towards the end. This movie is boring, and you've seen or heard every single joke here before. Don't even wait for the DVD. This movie is a disgrace to the film industry. And that is all I have to say.


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