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Writer (WGA):
Gary Hardwick (written by)
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Release Date:
12 May 1999 (USA) See more »
He's a legend in his own mind.
Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Amusing romantic comedy with imagination and colorful elements, but fails to a lackluster script. ** (out of four) See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Deon Richmond ... Gregory Reed

Donald Faison ... June Nelson

Guy Torry ... Fish
Maia Campbell ... Cinny Hawkins

Aloma Wright ... Louise Reed

Harold Sylvester ... Willie Reed

Cleavon McClendon ... Jamal Reed
Bill Henderson ... Gramps Reed

Michael Warren ... Shapic

Countess Vaughn ... Anetta Jones

Stoney Jackson ... Kenyatta

Dartanyan Edmonds ... LaDomal

Anthony Anderson ... Z-Boy
Charles Walker ... Dale Collins (Ribs)
Davis Henry ... Philip Newhouse

Natashia Williams ... Denia, Snap's Girl
Jonathan T. Floyd ... Snap (as Jonathan Floyd)

Arif S. Kinchen ... CD Buyer
Sacha Kemp ... Vanessa

Kamau Holloway ... Chambers
Erin Leshawn Wiley ... LaRonda

Shondrella Avery ... Amazon Woman

Renee Kelly ... Rita

Clyde Jones ... Sleazy Brother
David Evans Brandt ... Law Speaker
Daniel White

Sal Rendino ... College Recruiter
Roy Joe Lee ... Army Speaker

Arvie Lowe Jr. ... Male Student

Marc Abraham ... 'Mission Life' Speaker
Kelly Danielle Jones ... Backup Singer #1
Asuncion Niegas ... Backup Singer #2
Dennis Pfister ... Harvard Man
Sharqui Sanders ... Minnesota Woman
Steve Kmetko ... Talkshow host interviewing Cinny

Crystal Scales ... Hysterical Girl
Kurt Alexander ... DJ
Ed Ric Carter ... Lackey

Rugg Williams ... Rich Boy
Tina King ... G's Secretary

Scott St. James ... President Of The United States
Paubra Hawkins ... Laquelisalikka
Chariesse LaVelle ... Renee

Isley Nicole Melton ... Beautiful Babe (as Michelle Melton)

Naomi Campbell ... Naomi Shaffer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andrew Aguilar ... Party Guest
Damon Beaver ... Student

John Eric Bentley ... MoreHoward Man

Farrah Franklin ... Girl On Bed #2

Chiara Fudge ... Student
Jheri Holbert ... Student

Claudia Jordan

Raina Lewis ... DJ's Prom Date
Aimee Palance ... Student
Brandon Paxton ... Bus rider

Directed by
David Raynr 
Writing credits
Gary Hardwick (written by)

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... producer
Diane Batson-Smith .... co-producer
Thomas A. Bliss .... executive producer
Caitlin Scanlon .... producer
Original Music by
Flip Floyd Wilcox 
Cinematography by
John B. Aronson 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Robi Reed  (as Robi Reed-Humes)
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
Set Decoration by
Cheryle Grace 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Bryan 
Makeup Department
KimStacy Carter .... hair stylist: Countess Vaughn
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Mary Montiforte .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Molly Rodriguez .... second assistant director
Brian Whitley .... assistant director
Art Department
Michael Burnett .... special props
Tony Chavez .... carpenter
Thomas Cooper .... propmaker foreman
Perry E. Ellis .... set dresser
Eric Hill .... leadman
Johnny Knight .... construction coordinator
David M. Milstien .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Kenneth C. Mantlo .... boom operator
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
LaNessa Phearson .... cable person
John Rice .... sound editor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Seretti .... sound supervisor
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound coordinator
Ed White .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Matt Linder .... digital compositor
Kevin Mullican .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Claudette James .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Diane Reneé .... stunts
Gene Williams .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sal Alvarez .... camera loader
Steve Clancy .... camera operator
Dejon Ellis Jr. .... dolly grip
Sean P. Fickert .... production grip
Sheila Greene .... set electrician
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Barry Idoine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Joel Jaspan .... key grip
John Lacy .... best boy electric
Bobby Powell .... gaffer
Brad 'Toaster Oven' Reeves .... best boy grip
Bobby Thomas .... key grip
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
William A. Baker .... extras casting
Yolanda D. Hunt .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Robert Mendoza .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Jay Bolton .... music editor
Steve Durkee .... score mixer
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Melodee Sutton .... music supervisor
TQ .... composer: song "Come See Me
Other crew
Ed Adams .... security
Kim Berner .... script supervisor
Blake Busby .... graphic artist: titles
Lisa Coggan .... accounting clerk
Craig Conover .... craft service
Richard Devinki .... assistant to Nancy Rae Stone
Colleen Emry .... first assistant accountant
Jay Field .... technical advisor: military
Carrie Gerlach .... publicist
Misty Green .... assistant: Marc Abraham
Debra J. Kleid .... production coordinator
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant
Matt Wall .... production executive

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Rated R for sexuality and language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | Iceland:12 | USA:R

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The college Greg is accepted to is called Morehoward, a reference to two Black colleges called Morehouse and Howard.See more »
Kenyatta:Boy, you betta say it with some convension.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Terminator (1984)See more »


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Amusing romantic comedy with imagination and colorful elements, but fails to a lackluster script. ** (out of four), 20 February 2001

TRIPPIN' / (1999) ** (out of four)

By Blake French:

"Trippin" refers the daydreaming of a character as he fantasizes about being successful, popular, and having young, voluptuous, scantily clad women exposing themselves to him. The character's named is "G," a slacker played by Deon Richmond, a high school senior with nothing better to do than imagine himself as being powerful and rich. The biggest problem in his life is finding a date for the upcoming senior prom, and getting some money so he can afford to go. His parents (characters recycled straight from "The Nutty Professor," except not as funny) refuse to supply him with cash until he submits his college applications. "G" also has a teacher who tries to teach him to plan for the future, but he would rather waste his time with his two best friends, who waste most of their time.

"G" falls in love with the smartest and most beautiful girl in his school. Her name is Cinny Hawkins (Maia Campbell), and "G" knows he does not have a chance in hell with her. He soon gets the idea that if he makes himself look good and impresses her by lying, she will find him irresistible. Although at first Cinny wants absolutely nothing to do with "G," she soon finds him as an interesting young person and the two become friends.

"Trippin" would not be bad if it had any point whatsoever. It does contain an underlying message, just be yourself, but the execution of the material is juvenile and too immature. There are a lot of light-hearted scenes, and the movie is clearly not to be taken seriously, but with more thought there could have been some potential considering the amusingly exaggerated characters and the clever performances.

"Trippin" hits a few targets, but unfortunately they are the wrong targets. It knows how to develop romantic chemistry, and it is interesting to see a hopeless romantic become friends with the unlikeliest mate. There could be so much more though, if the characters were given more to do, and if they were better defined, and if the script provided more funny sequences rather than enlightening ones; this movie is about a nobody character in a shallow situation. Neither the tension nor stakes are high enough to hold attention. The film does manage to avoid falling into the contrived pitfall of clichés, standing on its own as an imaginative character study. You may not expect a movie like this to be too pushy on a moral theme, but that is exactly the case here.

What keeps the movie somewhat interesting is G's realization of maturity and struggle with peer pressure. There is a consistent and imaginative point of view, but it is not supported with equally effective dialogue. The romantic elements between "G" and Cinny are chemistry-rich and charming; this is the most enjoyable thing in "Trippin." The film also makes a good point about losers, but it feels as if the characters are following the script rather than making convincing choices on their own.

In short, "Trippin" is an amusing romantic comedy with imagination and colorful elements, but ultimately fails to a lackluster script. Rating: C+

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