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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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Take the ride. 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:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Solange Knowles makes a reference to her sister Beyoncé during a cell phone conversation in her first scene of the movie. Her character's little sister in the movie is named "Destiny," an obvious reference to her sister's former group Destiny's Child. See more »

Goofs

When Nate and D.J. first pull up into the drive in the new red truck, the whole crew is reflected in the side of the truck. 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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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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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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Not worth your time
27 December 2005 | by RechRoSee all my reviews

I expected this film to be bad, and it met my expectations. You can clearly see the effort of the filmmakers and the actors to be funny, but it just comes off as annoying. The jokes are lame. I found it difficult to merely smile. Cedric should stick to stand-up. As for Bow Wow and Solange, who told them that they could act? It's amazing this ever got made. I would have rather spent my time at the library reading up on capital punishment. Obnoxious, unfunny, just a very long headache. Exaggeration to the point of excess (even over-the-top stuff can get too ridiculous), it's just not worth it. Save your money and your dignity. Rent The Kings of Comedy instead, where Cedric shows how funny he really is.


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