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Magic Trip -- A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster's fabled road trip across America.
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Writers (WGA):
Alex Gibney (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
5 August 2011 (USA) See more »
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Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
Plot:
A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Great footage, interesting story, not long enough See more (6 total) »

Cast

 

Stanley Tucci ... Narrator
Timothy Leary ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Garcia ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Kerouac ... Himself (archive footage)

Ken Kesey ... Himself (archive footage)

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Weir ... Himself (archive footage)
The Grateful Dead ... Themselves (archive footage)
Neal Cassady ... Himself (archive footage)

Ram Dass ... Himself (archive footage)
Phil Lesh ... Himself (archive footage)

Ken Babbs ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Kreutzmann ... Himself (archive footage)
Paula Sundsten ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron McKernan ... Himself (archive footage)
Kathy Casamo ... Herself (archive footage)
Jane Burton ... Herself (archive footage)
George Walker ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Lambrecht ... Himself (archive footage)
John Babbs ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
Alison Ellwood 
Alex Gibney 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alex Gibney (screenplay) &
Alison Ellwood (screenplay)

Ken Kesey (words and recordings)

Produced by
Robert Belau .... executive producer
Sam Black .... associate producer
Will Clarke .... producer
Alex Gibney .... producer
Alexandra Johnes .... producer
Susan Johnson .... associate producer
Gareth Wiley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Kahne 
 
Film Editing by
Alison Ellwood 
 
Production Management
Samara Levenstein .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Steve Giammaria .... assistant re-recording mixer
Greg Smith .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Joey Salim .... designer: acid trip special sequences
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Dominguez .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Brett Banks .... first assistant editor
Joshua Bregman .... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Lindy Jankura .... co-editor
Ryan McMahon .... conform editor
Benjamin Murray .... supervising conforming editor
 
Other crew
Jerry Aronson .... archive material courtesy of
Kacie Barton .... production coordinator: main title and acid trip special sequences
Jeremy Cox .... designer: acid trip special sequences
Theo Daley .... designer: acid trip special sequences
Theo Daley .... title designer
Karin Fong .... creative director: designer: acid trip special sequences
Karin Fong .... title designer
Colleen Goodhue .... intern
Barbara Karen .... production accountant
Cara McKenney .... main title producer
Robert Stein .... counsel: e & o
Alan Semok .... puppetry consultant (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for drug content, language and some nudity
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107 min
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Trivia:
Ken Kesey's original crew of self-proclaimed "Merry Pranksters" shot about 40 hours of 16-mm film in an unfinished project. Reportedly, Kesey several times showed all 40 hours - unedited - before he stored the film cans in Eugene, Oregon. They were rusting away until saved by the documentary directors, who first discovered they existed in 2004.See more »
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40 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Great footage, interesting story, not long enough, 12 July 2011
Author: goodbyeenemyairship from United States

I only had 2 issues with the film as presented - 1) the film moves at a breakneck pace trying to cram what was likely hundreds of hours of film into 90 minutes; I wanted many scenes to last longer - 2) I would've liked a 'where are they now' sort of bookend for more of the pranksters (only Kesey's and Cassady's post-prankster lives are detailed).

I thought the footage was gorgeous - the film must've been well taken care of over the years. It was really fascinating to see America circa 1964 in full color (most footage from that era is black & white).

I want to re-read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test after buying this DVD and refer back and forth. It really does breathe new life into Tom Wolfe's book; although, the film stands on its own.

One of the most fascinating segments of the film was early on when they delved into how Kesey was turned onto LSD. They describe the whole experience and provide audio recordings taken as Kesey was under the influence in a hospital where LSD experiments were being conducted.

I understand many will take issue with the pro-drug message, but whether you like it or not, the subject of the film and the footage itself is a big part of history. There is something to learn and appreciate no matter where you stand.

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