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Are We There Yet? (2005)

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To impress a foxy divorcee, ladies' man Nick offers to take her kids on an extended road trip, unaware of the torture he's in for.

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Brian Levant

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Nick Persons
Nia Long ... Suzanne Kingston
Aleisha Allen ... Lindsey Kingston
Philip Bolden ... Kevin Kingston (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
Jay Mohr ... Marty
M.C. Gainey ... Al
Tracy Morgan ... Satchel Paige (voice)
Henry Simmons ... Carl
Ray Galletti ... Car Dealer
Viv Leacock ... Nick's Pal on the Street
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Shoplifter
J.B. McEown J.B. McEown ... Shoplifter (as JB McEown)
Kenyan Lewis Kenyan Lewis ... Basketball Player
Daniel Cudmore ... Basketball Player
Tim Perez ... Basketball Player (as Timothy Paul Perez)
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Storyline

Nick Persons is a selfish player who owns a collectables sports shop in Portland, Oregon. Everything in his life is perfect until he meets Suzanne Kingston, a business woman who has something Nick hates - children: Lindsey and Kevin. Nick and Suzanne become friends and share good moments with each other. But Nick's peaceful life gets altered when Suzanne asks him to drive her kids to Vancouver. After the 3 miss a plane and then, train, they drive. Unfortunately, Kevin and Lindsey hate Nick, and he has to try to make it to Vancouver, unaware of the terror and torture he is in for. Written by Odyssey

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Rated PG for language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quieren volverme loco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,575,214, 23 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,674,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,918,663
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Witherspoon was originally set to portray the voice talents of Satchel Paige, but had to drop out at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts. He was later replaced by Tracy Morgan. See more »

Goofs

When Nick is by the river, he gets so mad that he throws his hat into the river (the hat is clearly seen floating in the water). In the next scene, when he climbs into the car again, the hat is back on his head. See more »

Quotes

Nick Persons: [wanting new tires] Look, I'll pay you extra. See? Yao Ming! Rookie card.
Car Mechanic: Oh, I see. You think because I am Chinese that you can get me to do anythi - OOOO! Hologram!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Steal This Episode (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hampster Dance Song
Written by Rob Deboer (as Robert DeBoer), Tony Grace (as Anthony Grace) and Roger Miller
Performed by Hampton the Hampster
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They tried to turn this "Westside" connection into a family man?
21 January 2005 | by raysondSee all my reviews

The year 2005 has already started out with some bad turkeys to begin the flock of one of the worst family films of the year. And the movie which is basically a children's vehicle for rapper/actor/producer Ice Cube who is starring in "Are We There Yet?" is not worth the ride nor the price of admission. Too bad for Ice Cube though. He is a winning presence with an appealing deadpan comic shtick in the "Friday",and "Barbershop" movies as well as here,but he is hampered by the subpar work of the writers who are totally responsible for this mayhem of family dysfunctional values. Here he is not only muggin the camera at its worst,it is also the most pathetic display of sympathy by a actor in recent months. Here is what the producers did here. First they bring on two of the stars from the first original "Friday" movie(Ice Cube and a suddenly aged Nia Long),and put them in a film that is supposed to be family oriented material,since the film uses every cliché from several films to bring this to the point of ridiculous mayhem. From there,they bring on two of the most misbehaving,obnoxious kids ever to sully the screen,exhibiting misbehavior to such an extreme that it goes beyond the point of normality which to say goes way beneath rude and disrespectful. Still it is a shame that Ice Cube chose this clunker of a vehicle for his first-ever family film. It could have been a whole lot better if Cube brought along his protégé from the first "Friday" film as one of the kids uncles,you know like Chris Tucker? It could have made this film a lot more entertaining.


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