Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.


Todd Phillips
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Josh
Seann William Scott ... E. L.
Amy Smart ... Beth
Paulo Costanzo ... Rubin
DJ Qualls ... Kyle
Rachel Blanchard ... Tiffany
Anthony Rapp ... Jacob
Fred Ward ... Earl Edwards
Tom Green ... Barry
Andy Dick ... Motel Clerk
Ethan Suplee ... Ed
Horatio Sanz ... French Toast Guy
Rhoda Griffis ... Tour Group Mom
Marla Sucharetza ... Sperm Bank Nurse
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Barry's Grandma


Josh and Tiffany have been together since they were kids. ENTER Beth, a sexy blonde going to college with Josh. One night, Josh and Beth hook up and make a videotape the same day that Josh plans to mail a video to Tiffany of him talking about college life. The wrong tape gets sent, forcing Josh, along with a few pals, to go to Austin, where Tiffany is, and stop her from seeing the tape. Full of laughs, you'll be sure to enjoy Road Trip. Written by Zac Abrams

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Though the film takes place at schools in Ithaca, Boston, and Austin, almost all of the college scenes were filmed at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the University of Georgia, all near Atlanta. See more »


When Josh leaves his Philosophy class he finds out that he needs a B+ on his midterm to pass the class. When they walk outside there are bright green leaves on the trees. This is consistent with midterms in early October, which is consistent with, e.g., Cornell's academic calendar. See more »


E.L.: Did you kill a cheetah?
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Alternate Versions

In the TV version, nearly all profanities have been edited out, the naked women in the locker room are now wearing towels (most of the dialogue has been cut as well), and instead of "FUCK OFF", Jacob writes "DIE" on the paper in the office. Curiously though, the blind girl who E.L. steals the school bus from still gives him the middle finger. See more »


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The Salmon Song
Written & Performed by Tom Green
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The entire theatre shook with laughter.....
20 May 2000 | by sackinSee all my reviews

ROAD TRIP is a movie with well focused hilarity from start to finish. It is raunchy and wonderful, capturing college days with a light hearted frivolity that really tickled me so that I felt sick from laughing. The New York Times critic reviewed it on Friday, May 19th and said it much better than I can. He also loved the movie and found it very appealing, although neither of us is the age of the target audience, I suspect. I am 64 and love comedies. The sex and comedy is not at all offensive to viewers who have a well developed sense of humor. Sure, the serious and critical audience who love to find fault with any comedic effort will turn their noses up at this film. I do not recommend that they see this superb comedy. Tom Green is not the central character but he is very good in his role. The other cast members may not be well known but after this film it's just a matter of time before they are leading stars. All of the casting is just perfect. Photography and music are excellent. If this is the first of the quality that Montecito Pictures will produce they are a studio to follow in the future. Go see this film. Buy a box of popcorn and a Coke. Be careful not to choke on the popcorn from uncontrollable laughter. Take a long, hard swallow of the Coke and calm down. You will remember this evening for years!

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Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,484,004, 21 May 2000

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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