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The Tripper (2006)

A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

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Cooper
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Dog Lover Hippie (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Paramedic (as China Raven Crawford)
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Jade / Summer (as Paz De La Huerta)
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Band (as John Norwood Fisher)
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Wilson
Rocky George ...
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Jimmy
DeAndre Gipson ...
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Dylan / Father
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Ivan
Josh Hammond ...
Tyler
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Storyline

In the 80's, after seeing his father and lumberjack foreman being hit by a protestor against the deforesting and arrested by the police, the boy Gus kills the protestor with a chainsaw. In the present days, Samantha, who is traumatized after being abused by her former boyfriend Jimmy, travels with her pothead friends in a van to the American Free Love Festival, a rock-and-roll concert in the woods. Near the location, they are assaulted by three local hillbillies, but they succeed to arrive in the festival. Meanwhile, Mayor Hal Burton and Deputy Buzz Hall try to give a minimum of organization to the event. However, a deranged psychopath serial-killer wearing a mask of Ronald Reagan uses an ax to kill the pacific stoned hippies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock'N'Ronnie! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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President Evil  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,840 (USA) (22 April 2007)

Gross:

$20,840 (USA) (22 April 2007)
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David Arquette, the director, showed up for a screening of this film in a fake-blood-spattered suit. See more »

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The US flag behind the stage is an old 48 star version. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Welcome to Free Love Festival, where America's best and brightest come to celebrate...
Jade: Freedom?
Joey: Yes! Freedom to do drugs - lots of fucking drugs!
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No hippies or republicans were harmed in this film See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Talking Horse
Written by The Melvins
Performed by The Melvins
Courtesy of IPECAC Recordings ©2006
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Different and Creative.
5 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Blood and Gore was a bit comical, but overall it was an enjoyable movie. Some of the death scenes were done with some creativity and I think they hit the nail right in the head as far as depicting how Hippies behave and live their lives for nothing, but smoking pot or getting high with mushrooms, acid and whatever else drug they can get their hands on. This concert the Hips were attending reminded me of that event in the desert called (The Burning Man). David Arquette used a different approach to directing this and it was an effective approach for the most part. The acting was decent with some actors being better than others. So overall I give this a 6 out of 10. Not bad for Arquette's directorial debut.


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