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College Road Trip (2008)

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James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.

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Roger Kumble

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Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Lee Wilson (as Carrie Evans) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... James
Raven-Symoné ... Melanie
Kym Whitley ... Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Adam LeFevre ... Judge
Eugene Jones III Eugene Jones III ... Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
Brenda Song ... Nancy
Margo Harshman ... Katie
Lucas Grabeel ... Scooter
Matthew Schlein Matthew Schlein ... Jury Foreman
Eshaya Draper ... Trey
Will Sasso ... Deputy O'Mally
Geneva Carr ... Mrs. O'Mally
Na'Kia Bell Smith Na'Kia Bell Smith ... Young Melanie
Josh Meyers ... Stuart
Lonny Ross ... Student Guide
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Storyline

Melanie Porter (Raven-Symone)is a talented high school graduate who has selected a University 800 miles from home. Her over protective father, James (Martin Lawrence) doesn't want her to be so far away, so he cooks up a plot to try to convince her to go to a local University. On the guise of going to her selected university, he forces a visit to his preferred (close to home) school. This is a typical road trip movie with lost cars, bumming rides on buses and planes, covering that difficult time of life when a father loses control of his daughter. Written by D.B.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They just can't get there fast enough.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's College Road Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,601,419, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$45,610,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,549,674
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Arnetia Walker, who is 9 years older than Martin Lawrence, plays his character's mother. See more »

Goofs

When James watches his daughter dancing through the window, the curtains are all the way closed. When he gets a ladder to climb up, the curtains are partly open. See more »

Quotes

Chief James Porter: Life lesson. A lot of people think the moment a parent lets go of their child is at the wedding. Not me. Think he's crying because he's giving away his daughter? Uh-uh. It's because she's marrying this guy. Truth is, he said goodbye years ago, the day she left home. The trouble starts here. College application season. With over 4,000 colleges in the US, I developed five reasons for choosing the perfect one for my little girl. Academics, distance from home, campus safety, distance from home, and...
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Mozart: Piano Concerto #21, in C
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College Road Trip may be silly and very mediocre but at least it has a lot of heart.
31 August 2008 | by devil_730See all my reviews

What a very bland movie, I know it was a live-action Disney movie but by half way through the movie I just wanted to shut it off. So how come did I rate it a 6/10? The last 30 minutes of the movie (not the last fifteen but the fifteen minutes before it.) There's one sequence that will literally move you to tears. The score is amazing, the timing is just right and it'll surely make up for the dull movie. Without that sequence, I probably would've rated it a 3/10. I know they try to make it appealing to kids, but if it the movie was more serious then I say we could've had a great movie. If you're looking for a good Disney film, then I say skip it. But, if your a father to daughter(s), I say see it - a lot of fathers can relate to this (although the movie is highly over exaggerated.) For a rather dull movie, it does have a lot of heart.


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