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The Trip (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  5 May 2002 (USA)
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When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they ... See full summary »

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Alan Oakley
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Peter Baxter
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Hal
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Ignored Woman
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Larry Jenkins
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Michael
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Beverly
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1973 Jogger
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Mary Oakley
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Ted Oakley
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TV Reporter (as Christina Cameron Mitchell)
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George Baxter
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When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they form a loving long-term relationship. In 1977, during Anita Bryant's crusade, an anti-gay book Alan wrote years before gets published without his consent. The book destroys Tommy's credibility as a well-known activist, resulting in Tommy and Alan's break-up. Seven years later, Alan is given a second chance, a reunion with Tommy and the opportunity to set things right. Written by Anonymous

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The things we do for love and things we should have done, all come together on The Trip.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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The script was originally written as a short about an urban legend of two guys in Mexico trying to get across the border. Miles Swain went back and wrote out their backstory in script format to figure out who these characters were, and ended up with an entire screenplay. See more »

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Alan's dirt-stained jogging pants get cleaner between shots. See more »

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Tommy Ballenger: Did you take the little bus to school?
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Funny, moving, stays with you for days
24 July 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This was the closing night movie of the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and it should have opened the festival (would have been a better note to open on than Britney, Baby, One More Time.)

This is the kind of well-written, well-acted and gorgeously filmed movie that deserves all the lauds it receives. Definitely my favorite movie of the festival, as I laughed with tears in my eyes. I'll be owning this one day.

Having the director, star, and producer there for a Q&A was just icing on the cake. More power to them - and GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!


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