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The Trip -- A young television director being divorced by his wife decides to turn on to LSD.  With his bearded friend as guide, they cop the drug from Dennis Hopper and return to a split-level apartment.  The director experiences visions of sex, death, dancing girls, witches, a torture chamber, etc.  Written by Jack Nicholson and directed by Roger Corman.

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Jack Nicholson (written by)
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Release Date:
23 August 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Lovely Sort of Death See more »
Plot:
Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Music drove my search for the colors that others see... See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Paul Groves

Susan Strasberg ... Sally Groves

Bruce Dern ... John

Dennis Hopper ... Max
Salli Sachse ... Glenn
Barboura Morris ... Flo
Judy Lang ... Nadine

Luana Anders ... Waitress
Beach Dickerson

Dick Miller ... Cash
Caren Bernsen ... Alexandra
Katherine Walsh ... Lulu

Michael Nader
Bárbara Ransom ... Helena (as Barbara Ransom)

Michael Blodgett ... Lover
Tom Signorelli ... Al
Boyd Santell
Mitzi Hoag ... Wife
Luree Holmes
Earl Finn
Roger Arroyo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rodney Bingenheimer ... Club goer (uncredited)

Peter Bogdanovich ... (uncredited)

Brandon De Wilde ... Extra (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Extra (uncredited)
Denise Lynn ... Girl in LSD Suntan Commercial (uncredited)
Joyce Mandel ... Go Go Dancer (uncredited)
Gram Parsons ... House Band Member (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Dwarf in Forest Fantasy (uncredited)
Frankie Smith ... Go-Go Girl (uncredited)
Susan Walters ... Go-Go Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Jack Nicholson (written by)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Frances Doel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Electric Flag  (as The American Music Band)
 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (director of photography) (as Arch R. Dalzell)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Art Direction by
Leon Ericksen 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Ray Forman .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Rapp .... assistant director
Dennis Hopper .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... props (as Karl R. Brainard)
Richard M. Rubin .... props
Michel Levesque .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Phil Mitchell)
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Beck .... special psychedelic effects producer (as Bob Beck)
Allen Daviau .... special psychedelic effects producer
Peter Gardiner .... special psychedelic effects producer
Roger George .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen Daviau .... assistant camera
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip
Robert A. Petzoldt .... lighting technician (as Robert Petzold)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... wardrobe
 
Location Management
Beach Dickerson .... location manager (as Beach Dickersen)
 
Music Department
Electric Flag .... performer: musical score (as The American Music Band)
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
James Blumberg .... technical advisor
Sharon Compton .... production assistant
Leon Ericksen .... production coordinator
Dennis Jakob .... montage sequences
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min | West Germany:78 min | USA:79 min (DVD version)
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Finland:K-16 (1991) | Finland:(Banned) (1968) | Germany:18 (TV rating) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 (1968) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:(Banned) (original rating) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2002) | UK:R (video rating) (1988) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
Bruce Dern wanted nothing to do with the drug culture, and had to ask director Roger Corman what LSD was in order to prepare for his role.See more »
Quotes:
Paul Groves:[feeling the effects of the LSD] I don't believe it. I mean, is this... is this really it? Is it really happening there? Look at those crosses on the mount!
John:[pointing] See the real tall one there? That's Channel 13.
Paul Groves:Wow!
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Soundtrack:
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Music drove my search for the colors that others see..., 19 June 2002
Author: gigi from Smalltown, USA

I originally became interested in finding this film due to my introduction and interest in the soundtrack. The music is performed by the late 60's self-proclaimed "American Music Band" known most often as THE ELECTRIC FLAG... A life-long fan of the somewhat psychadelic (as heard in THE TRIP), but more over horn/blues/rock band, the recording of THE TRIP that I first heard on a roadtrip to California (how fitting) is what sparked my search for a copy of THE TRIP.

I must say that the backwards line of hearing the music first and THEN seeing the film, caused me to have vague (but passionate!) expectations of what would be contained in the film. Yes, a "typical" portrayal of the late 60's acid/drug scene some might say, but I beg to differ. The film is about a man (Peter Fonda) who is distrought with life and looks for an answer through acid. The trippy, psychadelic scenes to follow make for a colorful kaleidescope of imagery and that, if nothing else, is a treat for the eyes! But later - dark, bleak scenes of medieval death contrast with a looming carnival funhouse feel. Through ecstatic highs and eerie lows, Fonda manages to come out of the trip with a new perspective - what he had hoped

for in the first place. But here is where one may say there really was no plot and in the end there was no lesson either. But, once again, I beg to differ. I enjoy delving deep into what seems to be merely innocent and aesthetic on the outside, and searching for what seems hidden amongst clowns on the inside. In the end, I got more than one message from the film, but I will let you, the viewer, decide for yourself what (if anything) you got from it. There, of course, is no wrong answer.

Having never (unfortunately) gotten the chance to live during that era, my curiosity is peaked and sometimes calmed by exposing myself to all that surrounded or grew from that era - be it music, poetry, film, literature or what have you. And though I can't proclaim to tell you that you will like or dislike the film, I can really only recommend for you to check it out. Because it is entertaining. Because it is superb filming. Because it is an early music video. Because it has a great American soundtrack. Because it is history. Because it it another time we can now only remember. Because it is one man's tribute to the often misunderstood era of peace, drugs, and a more innocent way of life. Because it is America... and because it made me come away with a new thought, and new ideas in my head, and if thats not something, I don't know what is. Thanks for reading.





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