Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
  • Rate: 4.7/10 total 6,885 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 8 February 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:114 min | Argentina:114 min
  • Filming Location: Centenary College – 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
  • Budget: $35,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $43,650,785(Worldwide)
  • Director: Malcolm D. Lee
  • Stars: Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K. and James Earl Jones
  • Original Music By: David Newman   
  • Soundtrack: Saving All My Love for You
  • Sound Mix: DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Talk Show Host | Sex | Homecoming | Vegetarian | Coming Home

Writing Credits By:

  • Malcolm D. Lee (written by)

Known Trivia

  • During the softball game, Clyde is pitching and tells his defense to sit down. He is wearing a Satchel Paige replica jersey; Paige was also famous for having his defense sit down while he was pitching.

Goofs: Factual errors: When cousin Clyde shows up at the reunion you see his license plate in the front and back. In Georgia you only have one plate and it is in the back.

Plot: A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South. |  »

Story: A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

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Produced By:

  • Gary Barber known as executive producer
  • Roger Birnbaum known as executive producer
  • Timothy M. Bourne known as executive producer
  • Charles Castaldi known as producer
  • Alexa Faigen known as associate producer
  • Malcolm D. Lee known as executive producer
  • Mary Parent known as producer
  • Darice Rollins known as associate producer
  • Scott Stuber known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Martin Lawrence known as R.J.
  • James Earl Jones known as Papa Jenkins
  • Margaret Avery known as Mama Jenkins
  • Joy Bryant known as Bianca Kittles
  • Cedric the Entertainer known as Clyde (as Cedric 'The Entertainer')
  • Nicole Ari Parker known as Lucinda
  • Michael Clarke Duncan known as Otis
  • Mike Epps known as Reggie
  • Mo'Nique known as Betty
  • Damani Roberts known as Jamaal
  • Brooke Lyons known as Amy
  • Liz Mikel known as Ruthie
  • Carol Sutton known as Ms. Pearl
  • Deetta West known as Ms. Addy
  • Louis C.K. known as Marty
  • Brandin Jenkins known as Junior
  • Krystal Braud known as Callie (as Krystal Marea Braud)
  • Reginald Davis Jr. known as Young R.J.
  • Gus Hoffman known as Young Clyde
  • Ara Grigsby known as Young Betty
  • Samantha Smith known as Young Lucinda
  • Erin Cummings known as Sally
  • Affion Crockett known as Dayquan
  • Amber Duke known as Racquel
  • Angie Fox known as Flight Attendant
  • Robin McGee known as Airline Employee
  • Taylor Polidore known as Homely Girl
  • Werner Richmond known as Family Pastor
  • Rich Medina known as D.J.
  • Kristin Barnhart known as Studio Audience (uncredited)
  • Ted Ferguson known as 1st Class Airline Passenger (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Lecompte known as Talk Show Producer (uncredited)
  • Cindy McBride known as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Darcel White Moreno known as Flight Attendant (uncredited)
  • Fabian C. Moreno known as Stage Manager (uncredited)
  • Monyetta Shaw known as Banquet Dancer with Clyde (uncredited)
  • Odessa Sykes known as Audience Member (uncredited)

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  • Denise Adams known as contact lens technician
  • Belinda Anderson known as assistant hair stylist
  • Frank Crosby known as barber: Mr. Lawrence
  • Debra Denson known as makeup department head (as Debbie Denson)
  • Valerie Gladstone-Appel known as additional hair stylist (as Valerie Gladstone)
  • DeeDee Kelly known as makeup artist: Mo'Nique
  • Krystal Kershaw known as makeup artist
  • Beverly Jo Pryor known as key makeup artist
  • Denise Pugh-Ruiz known as additional makeup artist
  • Judy Twine known as assistant makeup artist
  • Kenneth Walker known as hair department head (as Ken Walker)
  • Janene Stacy Wilson known as hair stylist: Mo'Nique
  • Andrea Young known as key hair stylist
  • Carlos Savant known as assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Kenneth Brown known as propmaker
  • William Burck known as plasterer
  • Kim S. Carey known as set dresser
  • Lisa Akes Crouch known as greensman
  • Michael Crowe known as lead propmaker foreman
  • Dennis DeWaay known as construction coordinator
  • James Diggs known as lead painter
  • Warren Drummond known as storyboard artist
  • Lindsay Good known as art department coordinator
  • L. David Gordon known as drapery foreman
  • Mark Hanks known as set dresser
  • Shannon Harrelson known as art department assistant
  • Ryan Heck known as assistant art director
  • Mike Herriage known as on-set greens
  • Mike Herriage known as utility technician
  • Joey Kent known as set dresser
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic designer
  • Carolyn Lassek known as assistant property master
  • Stephanie Macomber Kern known as stand-by painter
  • Trey Merrill known as set dresser
  • Robert Possum Miller known as propmaker
  • William Nutt known as on-set greensman
  • Eric Orr known as prop assistant
  • Adele Plauche known as set designer
  • Erika Rice known as set dresser
  • Kelly Anne Ross known as buyer
  • George Sanchez known as plasterer
  • Phil Shirey known as leadman
  • Tommy Tomlinson known as property master
  • Pierre Vial known as additional set dresser
  • Thomas 'Noe' Welch known as set dresser
  • Michael Wilks known as on-set dresser


Production Companies:

  • Universal Pictures (presents)
  • Spyglass Entertainment (presents)
  • Stuber/Parent

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • Danetracks  sound design and editorial
  • Fairfield Studios  post-production (director's commentary for DVD)
  • Kedar Entertainment Group  soundtrack
  • Klass Entertainment  product placement
  • LA House of Props  manufacturer
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Movie Movers  transportation
  • Performing Animal Troupe  trained animals
  • Technicolor  release printing
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility


  • Universal Studios (2008) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Universal Pictures (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Universal Home Entertainment (2008) (worldwide) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures (2009) (Japan) (DVD) (rental)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates (opticals)
  • Pacific Vision Productions (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Erin L. Nelson known as digital restoration
  • Wilson Tang known as digital restoration

Release Date:

  • USA 8 February 2008
  • France 19 March 2008
  • Turkey 21 March 2008
  • Egypt 9 April 2008
  • UK 30 May 2008
  • Greece 14 July 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 4 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Poland 7 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 26 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 17 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 18 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Australia 1 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 5 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Spain 24 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 29 April 2011 (TV premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and some drug references


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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