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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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Release Date:
23 August 1967 (USA) See more »
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Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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There were (and are still) many imitators, but there's only one real "Trip", and this is it! See more (41 total) »


  (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:

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  (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 M. Falkinburg .... 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
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
Beach Dickerson .... location manager (as Beach Dickersen)
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min | West Germany:78 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | 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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Did You Know?

In order to prepare for the film, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson all engaged in a group LSD trip.See more »
Paul Groves:[Holding an orange up to the horizon] That's the sun in my hands, man! Oh, it gives off an orange cloud of light that just flows right out over the sea! Wow!See more »
Softly and TenderlySee more »


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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
There were (and are still) many imitators, but there's only one real "Trip", and this is it!, 19 June 1999
Author: Tgrain from New York

This is a classic exploitation film that inspired a ton of imitation "acid films", most of them having no plot and lots of the same imagery you see here (complete with naked females and zooms). "The Trip" definitely has more direction and structure than it's spinoffs, yet one would still hope for more story development in the early half of the film. Clearly, Corman's savvy was able to get away with putting lots of cheap effects on the screen, thus stretching a 30 minute plot into an 85 minute feature.

Much of the film is full of various imagery of Peter Fonda running around in different costumes, in different strange places, and very little is told about his real character. He is a rather passive character in this film, and doesn't elicit much sympathy from the audience, even though his performances were satisfactory. The cinematography is quite uninspired, even if adequate from a techical POV, though it has some fine point gaffes (like double shadows). One of the most frustrating aspects of this film is that the potential it had for visual treatment was not used to nearly it's full potential, even on the budget it was made for.

With the exception of the flash cuts editing, stylistically this film bears a more conservative filmmaking approach that might have not been as appropriate as a more "new wave" approach. Indeed, two years later, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper were to take elements of "The Trip", and the earlier "Wild Angels", combining them with the 'new wave' style of filmmaking to produce the masterpiece "Easy Rider".

For all it's shortcomings, "The Trip" did very well at the box office, something that would not have happened today without much more expensive effects, and more known cast members (even though Fonda, Strassberg and Dern were known faces at the time).

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