College Road Trip (film) High school student, Melanie, is eagerly looking forward to her first big step toward independence when she plans a “girls only” road trip to check out prospective universities. But when her overprotective police chief father insists on escorting her instead, she soon finds her dream trip has turned into a nightmare adventure full of comical misfortune and turmoil. Dad is trying to assure total security and safety for his precious daughter, while Melanie has a 17-year-old’s need to become a grown woman and have her own sense of independence. Directed by Roger Kumble. Released on March 7, 2008. Stars Martin Lawrence (James Porter), Raven-Symoné (Melanie), Kym E. Whitley (Michelle), Eshaya Draper (Trey), Lucas Grabeel (Scooter), Brenda Song (Nancy), Arnetia Walker (Grandma Porter), Margo Harshman (Katie), Donnie Osmond (Doug Greenhut), Molly Ephraim (Wendy). 83 min. Primarily filmed in Connecticut, utilizing private academies, prep schools, and colleges in that state standing in for Northwestern, the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University. Filmed in Super 35.