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  • Directed by

    Barry Sonnenfeld

  • Screenplay by

    Geoff Rodkey

  • Music Composed by

    James Newton Howard

  • Theatrical Release Date

    April 28, 2006
    (pushed back from March 24, 2006)
    (pushed back from March 17, 2006)

  • DVD Release Date

    August 15, 2006 (Region 1 - North America)

  • Production Companies

    RV Camping Productions Ltd., Red Wagon Productions, IMF Int'l Medien und Film GmbH, Co. 3 Produktions KG, Nina Saxon Film Design

  • Distribution Companies

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Bob Munro

  • Cheryl Hines

    Jamie Munro

  • Joanna "JoJo" Levesque

    Cassie Munro

  • Josh Hutcherson

    Carl Munro

  • Jeff Daniels

    Mr. Gornicke

  • Kristin Chenoweth

    Mary Jo Gornicke

  • Will Arnett



Soda company executive Bob Munro is stressed, threatened with losing his job and his lifestyle since his abusive boss Todd Mallory hired Stanford geek Laird to work at the company. Bob has promised his wife Jamie, his teenage daughter Cassie and his young son Carl a family vacation in Hawaii, but Todd demands that Bob prepare a presentation and attend a business meeting with the owners of a family company in a merging operation scheduled for the same period. In an attempt to hide the truth, Bob rents a recreational vehicle and tries to convince his wife and kids that a road trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains will bring old-fashioned values back to their dysfunctional family. After many incidents in the trailer 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 learning, in the process retrieving their forgotten family bonds.


RV touring in Europe

RV was selected as one of the films to be shown to the troops all over the world. It screened in Vicenza, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart and Ramstein.


  • Bob Munro

    Whenever a big white man picks up a banjo, my cheeks tighten.

  • Bob Munro

    We watch TV in four separate rooms and IM each other when dinner is ready.

  • Cassie (age 5)


  • Bob Munro

    Yeah, baby?

  • Cassie

    I'm never gonna get married.

  • Bob Munro

    Why not? It's not as bad as it looks.

  • Cassie

    Because I always want to live here with you.

  • Bob Munro

    Well, you know, one day, you're gonna grow up, meet a wonderful guy, and you're gonna get married. But you and I will always be best friends.

  • Cassie Munro

    Dad, could you be any more of a dork?

  • Bob Munro

    Cassie, you know where this girl lives or you just think you know?

  • Cassie Munro

    I know where, I just know one way to get there. And you refuse to go that way.

  • Bob Munro

    Because it's a stupid way.

  • Jamie Munro

    You're lost, aren't you?

  • Bob Munro

    Yes, I'm lost, because our daughter doesn't know where her friend's house is. She knows it's next to the house with the fountain.

  • Cassie Munro

    What happened to Hawaii?

  • Bob Munro

    Come on, Hawaii's a winter destination. It's summer. The place I'm taking you is special, and not Iike Uncle Mike. It's Lake Nirvana, where I went with my parents as a kid.

  • Cassie Munro

    Is he being funny? Because I can never tell.

  • Bob Munro

    Welcome aboard, everybody. Before we embark, I think we should give this beauty a name. Suggestions?

  • Cassie Munro

    The Big Turd.

  • Carl Munro

    The Big Rolling Turd?

  • Bob Munro

    In that spirit, we set forth.

  • Bob Munro

    I've got an ICBM coming! If there's a poop fairy, I can make a lot of money.

  • Bob Munro

    Yo, my mobile-homeboys, what's trippin' in the wood?

  • Hip Hop Wannabe

    This termite belong to you?

  • Bob Munro

    Yo, my man said...

  • Carl Munro

    Don't call him...

  • Bob Munro

    Easy! This my man C, he small but ferocious, but you dogs, you hardcore. Where you from?

  • Hip Hop Wannabe


  • Bob Munro

    Scottsdale! In the zoner, y'all, that's a hardcore hood, but you wanna take on my man C here, go ahead because you know, he's fierce, he gonna come up in your face, he gonna major damage you, you gonna walk away maybe limp but I say talk to the hand, call waiting, 'cause he's out, boy is ou... I can't restrains him 'cause I'm conversatin' you right now to give him a chance to cool down, to get back to a realistic level, as it were because we could be chillin' in our crib, not just on this mobile home thing, representing Malibu, and Westwood, you know. Mallin' it like we all can, boys to mensh, pimp my Mercedes, call me back, put you on hold, you know what I'm sayin'?

  • Hip Hop Wannabe

    Err... we gotta go.

  • Bob Munro

    Mm-hmm, you better, man, don't make me call my lawyer, 'cause I'll audit!




One family. Eight wheels. No brakes.

On a family vacation, no one can hear you scream.


This title is available on:

DVD Extra Features

  • Director's Commentary with Telestrator
  • Gag Reel
  • Alternate Scene
  • On Set with Director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • JoJo: The Pop Princess
  • RV Nation: The Culture of Road Warriors
  • Robin Williams: A Family Affair
  • The Scoop on Poop
  • RV Reveries (Characters Singing Featurette)
  • 5 Story-to-Film Comparisons

Filming Info

  • Dates

    May 02, 2005 - August 12, 2005

  • Reshoots

    January 2006

  • Locations

    Lions Gate Studios, BC
    Richmond, BC
    Lethbridge, AB
    Rainier, AB
    Los Angeles, CA
    Toronto, ON (reshooting location)

Some reshooting was completed in Toronto during the 3rd week of January 2006. The crew reshot the end of the film (the singing part was the original ending, but Barry Sonnenfeld decided he wanted another ending and got the whole family together for the final scene. The reshoot was completed in Toronto because Robin was working on another film there at the time.)

International Release Dates

  • Puerto Rico

    April 27, 2006

  • Bahrain
    United Arab Emirates

    May 31, 2006

  • Argentina
    Serbia and Montenegro

    June 1, 2006

  • Brazil

    June 2, 2006

  • Poland

    June 6, 2006

  • Central America
    South Africa

    June 9, 2006

  • Hong Kong

    June 15, 2006

  • Denmark

    June 16, 2006

  • Taiwan

    June 17, 2006

  • Greece

    June 22, 2006

  • Bulgaria

    June 23, 2006

  • Belgium

    June 28, 2006

  • Czech Republic

    June 29, 2006

  • Estonia

    June 30, 2006

  • Bolivia

    July 6, 2006

  • Norway

    July 7, 2006

  • Colombia

    July 9, 2006

  • Chile
    New Zealand

    July 13, 2006

  • Venezuela

    July 14, 2006

  • Philippines

    July 17, 2006

  • France

    July 19, 2006

  • Korea

    July 20, 2006

  • Finland

    August 4, 2006

  • Peru

    August 14, 2006

  • Austria

    September 22, 2006

International Titles

  • International English title

    Runaway Vacation

  • Argentina / Mexico / Venezuela

    Locas vacaciones sobre ruedas

  • Australia / UK

    RV: Runaway Vacation

  • Spain

    ¡Vaya vacaciones!

  • France

    Camping Car

  • Germany

    Die Chaoscamper

  • Brazil

    Férias no Trailer

  • Sweden

    Familj på väg

  • Poland

    R.V. Szalone wakacje na kólkach

  • Finland

    Runaway vacation - perheloma (?) pyörillä

  • Greece

    Treles diakopes se tesseris trohous

  • Canada

    VR (French title)

  • Estonia

    Veerev segadus

  • Italy

    Vita da camper

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $71,726,025 (USA)
    $15,802,148 (international)
    $87,528,173 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $16,414,767 (3,639 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    3,651 theaters

  • In Release

    about 16 weeks

  • Closing Date

    August 20, 2006

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