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The Tripper -- A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.
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Writers (WGA):
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David Arquette ... Muff

Richmond Arquette ... Cooper

Courteney Cox ... Dog Lover Hippie (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
China Crawford ... Paramedic (as China Raven Crawford)

Paz de la Huerta ... Jade / Summer (as Paz De La Huerta)

Alan Draven ... Kid #1
Norwood Fisher ... Band (as John Norwood Fisher)

Ben Gardiner ... Wilson
Rocky George ... Band

Balthazar Getty ... Jimmy
DeAndre Gipson ... Band
Redmond Gleeson ... Dylan / Father

Richard Gross ... Cop

Lukas Haas ... Ivan
Josh Hammond ... Tyler
Stephen Heath ... Jack

Brad Hunt ... Hank

Thomas Jane ... Buzz

Jaime King ... Samantha

Bert Kinyon ... Foreman
Noah Maschan ... Young Gus
John McKnight ... Band

Jason Mewes ... Joey
Angelo Moore ... Chase / Band

Christopher Allen Nelson ... Gus / Reagan (as Chris Nelson)
Sean O'Brien ... Naked Hippie Boy (as Sean OíBrien)

Rick Overton ... Mayor Hal Burton

Waylon Payne ... Dean
Richard Reicheg ... Newscaster

Paul Reubens ... Frank Baker
Elizabeth Ryan ... Bull Dyke

Michael X. Sommers ... Patrolman #1 (as Michael Sommers)
John Steward ... Band
Curtis L. Storey Jr. ... Band
Kira Syester ... Balloon Girl

Marsha Thomason ... Linda
Nicole Wilder ... Naked Hippie Girl
Jud Williford ... Protestor #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Jenny Allford ... Hippie (uncredited)
Jim Goldrup ... Hippy (uncredited)

Tom Goldrup ... Hippy (uncredited)

Sara Herrera ... Hippie Girl (uncredited)
Sean Roberts ... Sound Guy (uncredited)
Chip Street ... Park ranger (uncredited)

Directed by
David Arquette 
Writing credits
David Arquette (written by) &
Joe Harris (written by)

Produced by
David Arquette .... producer
Evan Astrowsky .... producer
Jeffrey Bowland .... associate producer (as Jeff Bowland)
Craig Cannold .... executive producer
Jay Cannold .... executive producer
Courteney Cox .... producer
Thomas Jane .... executive producer
Neil A. Machlis .... producer (as Neil Machlis)
Navin Narang .... producer
Steve Niles .... executive producer
Rick Shephard .... co-producer
Cheryl Spencer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Paul Bakija 
Jimmy Haun 
David Wittman 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Glenn Garland 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Linda Burton 
Art Direction by
Christopher M. Ridino 
Phillip Vargas 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey  (as Van Ramsey)
Makeup Department
Steven E. Anderson .... key makeup artist
Stephanie A. Fowler .... makeup artist
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup department head (as Eryn Krueger)
Production Management
Jerry Adams .... unit production manager
Craig Cannold .... production manager
Carrie Tyson .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... second assistant director
Keith Jones .... second assistant director
Elion Olson .... second second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Anthony A. Altomare .... art department assistant
Tom Brainard .... art department coordinator
Brian Critchlow .... carpenter
Patrick G. Fitzsimmons .... carpenter
Scott Nifong .... property master (as Scott James Nifong)
Ryon Peck .... storyboard artist
Steven Sutphen .... assistant property master
Phillip Vargas .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Michael J. Fox .... adr supervisor
Tom Fox .... utility sound
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Bill Jenkins .... sound editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound designer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Melissa Oivanki .... post sound coordinator
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Kurt Thum .... sound effects editor
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Whitver .... first assistant sound editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Dennis Petersen .... special effects coordinator
Lino Stavole .... special effects technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group
Jenny Wallace .... special effects assistant coordinator: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate editor
David Berry .... visual effects
David Biedny .... visual effects
David Booth .... scanning & recording: Fotokem Digital Film Servicest
Natascha Hopkins .... stunt double: Marsha thomason
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double: Jaime King
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
Anthony Molinari .... fight coordinator
Anthony Molinari .... stunt double: Brad Hunt
Samuel Reynolds .... stunt double
Kenny Searle .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Avila .... key second assistant camera
Ronald K. De torres .... set lighting technician
Patrick Ebert .... assistant camera
Patrick G. Fitzsimmons .... electrician
Kevin P. Johnston .... electrician
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer
Jeremiah Kent .... camera loader
Ben Krout .... grip
Brandon Margulies .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Max Neal .... key assistant camera
Michael C. Price .... key grip
Robert Reid .... grip
Jeff Vespa .... still photographer
Chuck Whelan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ian Woolston-Smith .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Kim Eriksson .... extras casting assistant
Jenny Jue .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marsha Barton .... head seamstress
Jill Machlis .... wardrobe assistant
Cheri Reed .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
John Daro .... digital intermediate artist
Brian Day .... assistant editor
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Amanda Brammall .... assistant music supervisor
Jed Smith .... additional scoring
Jed Smith .... chief music editor
Transportation Department
David Becerra .... transportation office coordinator
Mel Langford .... transportation
Neil Marshall .... transportation captain
Kenny Searle .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
James Brice .... production assistant
Lyssa J. Caster .... assistant: Jaime King
Arturo Guzman .... key set production assistant
Lauren M. Higgs .... assistant coordinator
Iwona Kanclerz .... script supervisor
Jamie Kemp .... chef
Isaac Mejía .... set production assistant
David Albert Pierce .... production counsel
Santos P. Rodriguez .... cook
Christina Romney-Glotzer .... assistant production office coordinator (as Christina Romney)
Francie Wasser .... production assistant
S. Todd Whitaker .... production assistant
Tim Williams .... dog trainer
Paul W. Hazen .... special thanks (as Paul Hazen)
Dan Walton .... thanks

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity (cut)
USA:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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David Arquette went on a nationwide tour of U.S. cities, with the help of, to promote the film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the old man gets his head chopped off in the tunnel he clearly screams long after his head has been detached.See more »
Joey:[Jade is about to give Joey head] You have just found the weapons of mass destruction.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
unsuccessful mixture of murder and politics, 12 October 2008
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

In "The Tripper," a slasher movie with a political conscience, a serial killer wearing a Ronald Reagan mask stalks a group of anachronistic hippies (so anachronistic they have cell phones along with their tie dye t-shirts and psychedelic van) who have come to the forests of Northern California to celebrate free love and partake in unlimited drug use at a Woodstock-type outdoor event.

The Red State/Blue State divide is never far from the filmmakers' minds as a bunch of gun-toting rednecks go up against a group of Flower Power love children who suddenly descend on the area. The saving grace, if indeed there is one, of this gory, but not particularly disturbing, splatter-fest is the tongue-in-cheek humor it manages to display from time to time. Otherwise, this odd little mixture of horror movie clichés and outdated political satire (does anybody really care about the Reagan administration any more?) falls strangely flat.

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