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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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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5 May 2002 (USA)  »

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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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In the "1977" segment, the beer can has a modern-day pop-top. See more »

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Ted Oakley: So how do the two of you know each other?
Alan Oakley: Umm...the young republicans club.
Tommy Ballenger: Ya, I just love Dick.
Alan Oakley: [proceeds to spray his coffee over the kitchen table, recovers] Ah! Too much sugar!
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Destination Unknown
Written by Terry Bozzio, Dale Bozzio, Warren Cuccurullo
Published by Private Life Music/Private Parts Music/Life After Music
Performed by Missing Persons
Courtesy of Capitol Records/EMI
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A smart and witty but bittersweet tug at the heart
26 October 2002 | by (Falls Church, Virginia) – See all my reviews

The director and cast of "The Trip" deliver a powerful emotional love story about a pair of unlikely partners. In spite of the ups and downs of the relationship, both the protagonists and an excellent supporting cast deliver great comic relief. The backdrop for this love story is the developing gay rights movement, beginning in 1973; however, almost anyone with a heart should be touched by this film.


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