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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 April 2004 (USA)
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Buckle up for the wildest road trip of the year. A comedy adventure about a misfit family trying to survive outrageous obstacles (includeing each other) on a cross-country trek to their annual family reunion.

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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnson Family Vacation 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

Gross USA:

$31,203,964

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,326,183
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jason Mamoa's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Stan shows up, as they're leaving, as Dorothy opens her car door you can see a cameraman reflected in the side mirror. See more »

Quotes

Nate Johnson: [Nate walks through the hotel lobby naked, and runs into a white family] Hey, Don Judy. How you guys doing? It's a fine evening. Hey, why don't you get rid of the clothes and the kids? We're all playing butt-naked uno up in 304.
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Alternate Versions

BET broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

References Vacation (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Your Time (Do It Right)
Written by Sigidi Abdulla and Harold Clayton
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.
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Original Vacation vs. JFV
16 February 2005 | by princess003katanaSee all my reviews

I will not give away most of the story. But maybe the fact that I was raised on the original vacation movies, I had a hard time accepting this as a remake. I do think Cedrick the entertainer and Vanessa Williams did a great job in their roles, but the remake could never hold a candle to the original Vacation or any of the sequels for that matter. (except for Christmas vacation 2).

I did find the first part of the movie very entertaining, but I somehow got lost in the sudden change of the story, where the Johnson family Finally makes it to the reunion, and has to turn around and leave. Although, the fact that it was one wrong turn after another, and a story of a family coming together, I must give it some credit for sticking to some of the original "vacation" movie. I would not recommend it to someone who loves the original vacation movies.


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