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A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

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A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

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Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place

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Rated R for drug content, language and some nudity
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Magic Bus  »

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$14,367 (USA) (5 August 2011)

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$153,943 (USA) (28 October 2011)
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The ventriloquist dummy owned and used by Ken Kesey (and which appears briefly in the film) was restored and refurbished by Alan Semok (aka "The Dummy Doctor") over a period of several months. The puppet, which was in very bad condition, also was missing it's original body and a new one was made in the pattern of the original. Following the restoration, Semok also served as puppeteer for the dummy in a brief segment of the film in which the dummy appears, speaking Kesey's words. See more »

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Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)
Written by Mickey Hart (as Michael Hart), Bill Kreutzmann (as William Kreutzmann) and Ron McKernan (as Ronald McKernan)
Published by Ice Nine Publishing Co. Inc.
Performed by The Grateful Dead
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Depressing if you don't want to watch a 2 hour advert for LSD
5 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I read Tom Wolfe's novel and was pretty impressed. I watched this movie and wasn't. In the novel the pranksters have a clear underlying philosophy to their antics and as such mark an important historical beginning of the 60's youth counterculture. In the novel there is a recurring theme railing against the crass materialism of America at the time and a continuation of the artistic beat movement of the 50's. In the movie we're pretty much simply given an advert for LSD. As I understood it drugs and sex were used as a MEANS to a greater understanding and a new philosophy of life. But what we witness in this film is simply irresponsible self gratification and mindless hedonism which I guess is what eventually burnt the 60's out. Maybe Wolfe made it all up and this film represents the reality? If so it was a big disappointment for me. I'm with Kerouac on this one. I'd share a beer with him on that sofa in New York and have a good moan about what a bunch of irritating,vain, stupid,shallow, self indulgent pricks they all were.


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