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FULL SYNOPSIS

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer serves as both producer and star of this comedy about a family who discovers just how much can go wrong en route to a family get-together. When Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is invited to a big family reunion in Missouri, he sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children, as well as a chance to show up his wealthier know-it-all brother, Mack (Steve Harvey). Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his recently separated wife, Dorothy (Vanessa L. Williams), to tag along, and packs up his three kids -- nubile teenager Nikki (Solange Knowles), under-age wannabe rapper D.J. (Bow Wow), and precocious seven-year-old Destiny (Gabby Soleil) -- for what he imagines will be a leisurely drive from Los Angeles to St. Louis. However, between his wary wife, arguing kids, angry police officers, bizarre hitchhikers, bad diner food, and an unfortunate run-in with a cement mixer, getting from point A to point B proves to be just short of a nightmare. Johnson Family Vacation was the first feature film for director Christopher Erskin, who previously distinguished himself directing music videos for the likes of Missy Elliot, TLC, and Boyz II Men. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 7, 2004

Cast

Cedric the Entertainer
as Nate Johnson
Vanessa Williams
as Dorothy Johnson
Cedric the Entertainer
as Uncle Earl
Solange Knowles
as Nikki Johnson
Bow Wow
as D.J. Johnson
Gabby Soleil
as Destiny Johnson
Shannon Elizabeth
as Chrishelle
Steve Harvey
as Mack Johnson
Aloma Wright
as Glorietta Johnson
Jennifer Freeman
as Jill
Philip Daniel Bolden
as Mack Jr.
Chris Hardwick
as Arson Investigator
Shari Headley
as Jacqueline
Rodney Perry
as Cousin Lump
Lorna Scott
as Gladys
Kevin Farley
as Stall Guy
Lee Garlington
as Betty Sue
Shane Woodson
as Angus
Jason Momoa
as Navarro
DeRay Davis
as Jamaican Stoner
Jonathan Joss
as Casino Host
Godfrey Danchimah
as Motorcycle Cop
Kurupt
as Kurupt
Masasa
as Theta #1
Gabriel Corbin
as Dancer #1/"Mack Johnson"
Tracie Burton
as Dancer #2/"Jacqueline"
Katerina Graham
as Dancer #3/"Jill"
Jamil Morgan
as Dancer#4/"Mack Jr."
Tanjareen Martin
as Tangerine
Lichelli Lazar-Lea
as Navi Computer Voice
Tracie Burton
as Dancer #2/"Jacqueline"
Kurupt
as Kurupt
Tanjareen Martin
as Tangerine
Lorna Scott
as Gladys
Philip Daniel Bolden
as Mack Jr.
Godfrey Danchimah
as Motorcycle Cop
Jason Momoa
as Navarro
Shari Headley
as Jacqueline
DeRay Davis
as Jamaican Stoner
Jennifer Freeman
as Jill
Jamil Morgan
as Dancer#4/"Mack Jr."
Shane Woodson
as Angus
Chris Hardwick
as Arson Investigator
Katerina Graham
as Dancer #3/"Jill"
Jonathan Joss
as Casino Host
Lee Garlington
as Betty Sue
Gabriel Corbin
as Dancer #1/"Mack Johnson"
Kevin Farley
as Stall Guy
Masasa
as Theta #1
Rodney Perry
as Cousin Lump

Crew

Christopher Erskin
Director
Cedric the Entertainer
Producer
Eric C. Rhone
Producer
Paul Hall
Producer
Wendy Park
Producer
Todd R. Jones
Screenwriter
Earl Richey Jones
Screenwriter
Richey Jones
Screenwriter
Shawn Maurer
Cinematographer
Anna Foerster
Cinematographer
Jojo Villanueva
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Jordan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Keith Brian Burns
Production Designer
Liba Daniels
Art Director
Todd R. Jones
Co-producer
Earl Richey Jones
Co-producer
Andrew Sugerman
Executive Producer
William J. Law III
Set Designer
Ernie Bishop
Set Decorator
Dana Campbell
Costume Designer
Tom Ozanich
Sound/Sound Designer
Kelly Cantley
First Assistant Director
Julian Petrillo
First Assistant Director
Joaquin Sedillo
Camera Operator
Gary Camp
Camera Operator
Michael R. Lohmann
Camera Operator
Hollis Hill
Stunts
Taj Whitt-Ordone
Stunts
Kim Washington
Stunts
Anita Hart
Stunts
Harry Adolph
Stunts
Bennie Moore
Stunts
Merritt Yohnka
Stunts
Randolph Le Roi
Stunts
Wally Crowder
Stunts
Mark Hicks
Stunts
Norman Howell
Stunts
Carla Earle
Stunts
Dartenea Bryant
Stunts
April Weeden-Washington
Stunts
Angela Meryl
Stunts
Cole McKay
Stunts
Satori Folkes-Stone
Stunts
Mia Roberts
Stunts
Vanessa Williams
Choreography
Marguerite Derricks
Choreography
Walter Anderson
Sound Mixer
Reuben Cannon
Casting
Kim Williams
Casting
Jim Brockett
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Mark Pallatt
Swing Gang
Apryl Hill
Set Medic/First Aid
Jeremy Launais
Gaffer
Stevie Ramone
Visual Effects Supervisor
Denise Karey
Script Supervisor
Rahimah Yoba
Key Costumer
Craig Vegas
Set Production Assistant
Druann Carlson
Script Supervisor
Deb Millison
Costume/Wardrobe
Chris Culliton
Best Boy Electric
Douglas Shamburger
Boom Operator
Katie Bogner
Camera Loader
Lisa Kearsley
Production Supervisor
Sheri Apap
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Barbara Augustus
Key Make-up
Linda Warrilow
Production Coordinator
Kelly Clear
Gaffer
Michael Lyle
Foley Walker
Reid Russell
Second Assistant Camera
Latasha Prothro
Set Production Assistant
Tami Treadwell
ADR Recordist
Marty Bresin
Special Effects Coordinator
Penny Anderson
3D Compositor
Sammi Mendenhall
Casting Associate
Daniel Villarreal
Production Assistant
Chris Leidholdt
Key Grip
Gregg Alberg
Set Production Assistant
Sidney Baldwin
Still Photographer
Dale Ettema
Special Effects Foreman
Staci Lamkin
Second Second Assistant Director
Laura Ridner
First Assistant Editor
Reginald Hendrix
Storyboard Artist
Rod Bacote
Assistant Location Manager
Bobbi Banks
ADR Supervisor
Mike Vejar
First Assistant Camera
Bob Deschaine
ADR Mixer
Bear McCreary
Additional Music
Andrew Szerszen
3D Compositor
Carey Milbradt
Foley Mixer
Fay Kelly
Hair Styles
Karen Vassar
Sound Effects Editor
Scott Stambler
Music Editor
James Maddux
Set Medic/First Aid
Marek Bojsza
Electrician
Timothy Farrell
Foley Editor
Suni Ali
Set Production Assistant
Julio Carmona
ADR Recordist
Kent Ing
3D Compositor
Nandi Bowe
Second Assistant Director
Anna Foerster
Second Unit Director
Marion Jackson
Grip
David Nowell
Aerial Photography
Guin Dill
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Betty Chow
Camera Loader
Robert Kurtzman
Puppeteer
Jesse Olivares
Video Assist
Mark Tuminello
First Assistant Editor
David Levich
Best Boy Grip
Charles Canzoneri
Set Production Assistant
Robin Trickett
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jeff Bresin
Special Effects Technician
Ned Shapiro
Assistant Location Manager
Steven Cardarelli
Grip
Alicia Accardo
Script Supervisor
Chris Slany
Second Assistant Camera
Mike Suhy
Swing Gang
Keisha Banks
Production Assistant
Tim Speed
Electrician
Amanda Crockett
Set Production Assistant
Alan Purwin
Pilot
Florian Schura
Set Production Assistant
Sherry Whitfield
Music Editor
Kimberly Foster
Casting Associate
Kimberly Kimble
Department Head Hair
Tim Ball
Production Secretary
Danny Brazen
Grip
Jennifer Noble
Set Production Assistant
Denise Ciarcia
Buyer
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Loren Schneider
Production Assistant
Alexa Marino
Art Department Coordinator
Keala Asato
Production Assistant
John Stradling
First Assistant Camera
Leigh Shanta
Unit Production Manager
Richard Brooks Burton
Aerial Photography
Jay Maher
3D Compositor
Jasmine Kimble
Key Hairstylist
Alex Schmidt
Electrician
Peter Olexiewicz
Construction Coordinator
Drew McKeen
Visual Effects Supervisor
Xochi Blymyer
Second Assistant Director
Ron Bedrosian
ADR Mixer
Michael R. Lohmann
Steadicam Operator
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