Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
The executive Bob Munro is stressed, feeling threatened of losing his job and his lifestyle, since his abusive boss Todd Mallory hired the Stanford's geek Laird to work in their soda's company. Bob has promised his wife Jamie Munro, his teenage daughter Cassie Munro and his young son Carl Munro to spend vacations in Hawaii, but Todd demands him to prepare a presentation and attend a business meeting with the owners of a family company in a merging operation scheduled in the same period. Bob hides the truth to his family, rents a recreational vehicle and tries to convince his dysfunctional family that a road trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains would be good to bring old values back to their family. After many incidents and while in the trailers parking area, the rookie Bob is helped by the bizarre but friendly Gornicke family. They escape from the Gornickes and initiate a journey of difficulties and leaning, retrieving their forgotten family bonds.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The script originally called for a 1990s recreational vehicle, but Barry Sonnenfeld wanted something more classic. His search yielded two 1948 "Flexible Clippers," which were used in the '40s and '50s by such companies as Greyhound and Trailways. Both were in reasonably good shape when the production acquired them. The seats were stripped away, the bodies restored and painted an eye-catching red and cream (they were originally blue and white) and outfitted like vintage motor homes. Other exterior appointments included "eyelid" shades over the headlights, a chrome ladder up the back and a wooden roof rack to complete its distinctive classic look. The second bus was completely rebuilt, including engine and drive train, with only about 60 percent of the interior restored. It was used mainly for stunt work and second unit exterior shots. See more »
When Bob is on top of the Gornickes' bus the lines on the road change inconsistently between shots. See more »
[after taking a sudden and far swerve to get away from the Gornickes]
Where did you learn to drive like that?
How do you think I get the kids to school on time?
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The Gornickes and the Munroes sing (and rap) "Route 66". See more »
Robin Williams was on sedatives for most of this one, but I think he was trying hard to be the semi-happily married businessman has was casted to be. The kids were just a little over the top but accurate enough examples of their generation. There were great slapstick scenes and some decent toilet humor that owners and renters of RVs can relate to more than others. Avoiding the sweet as pie family was very funny. The way they destroyed the RV at every turn, made me think a little too much about how Robin was going to pay for it especially since he loses his job at the end, but wait!! the little Ben and jerry type owners save the day.
This one was definitely a renter quality not a lets go see a movie quality film.
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