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

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Cast

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Cooper
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Dog Lover Hippie (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
China Crawford ...
Paramedic (as China Raven Crawford)
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Jade / Summer (as Paz De La Huerta)
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Kid #1
Norwood Fisher ...
Band (as John Norwood Fisher)
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Wilson
Rocky George ...
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Jimmy
DeAndre Gipson ...
Band
Redmond Gleeson ...
Dylan / Father
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Cop
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Ivan
Josh Hammond ...
Tyler
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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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On 4.20, Hippie Blood Will Trickle Down. See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

President Evil  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

David Arquette stated during his bus tour that he came up with the idea for the film during a Reggae party held outside, where he envisioned a murderer "coming out of the woods and slashing up all the hippies." The idea eventually led to The Tripper. See more »

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

Quotes

Frank Baker: Gentlemen, there's a saying - Rome wasn't built in a day. I got a little saying of my own - Fuck Rome. This is America! We can do what we please. Some of you look a little worried. Don't be. We'll be out of here first thing Monday, and your precious little forest won't be any the worse for wear.
Mayor Hal Burton: Well, Mr. Baker, yours is certainly an impressive enterprise.
Frank Baker: Please, call me Frank!
Mayor Hal Burton: Well, it's just that... there's a couple of concerns regarding, uh...
Frank Baker: What? Gate receipts, profit sharing?
Buzz Hall: Fatalities.
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No hippies or republicans were harmed in this film See more »

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References Rocky III (1982) See more »

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101 North
Written by Duane Denison (BMI), Mike Patton (Mal Di Gola Music, ASCAP), Kevin Rotmanis (BMI) and John Stanier (BMI)
Performed by Tomahawk
Courtesy of IPECAC Recordings ©2001
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It's a short trip without Silent Bob
12 August 2007 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

This hippie slasher movie from director David Arquette is a mildly amusing satire on other slasher movies that does nothing new with the genre but is entirely watchable. You can watch it, even enjoy it, but there's nothing different from the last satire of slasher movies you saw.

Production values are high, this isn't some cheaply done indie movie, there are actual actors/actresses pretending to be stoned hippies, and the camera work is up to par. It's not particularly funny, though, and the only amusement worth mentioning comes from Jason Mewes, busily playing his Jay character without the benefit of Silent Bob. He could have used the backup in this one.

There is some brief nudity and a lot of swearing and drug usage, but it's not shocking or even particularly interesting. It fits into the story line, so it's not gratuitous. There are some gratuitous gross out moments involving gore and fecal matter, but they are the kind you would expect in this genre.

Every character is a stereotype of one kind or another, from the fascist small town sheriff to the greedy concert promoter. No one steps out of their stereotype, the dialog is competent but not terribly exciting, and the villain himself is only distinct from other slashers because he wears a Reagan mask.

This isn't one to go out and look for, but if it's all that's left at the movie rental place on the tail end of a Saturday night, with a bunch of friends in your living room - you can watch it without being sorry. You probably should break into your stash first, just to be on the safe side.


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