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Trippin' (1999)

R | | Comedy | 12 May 1999 (USA)
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The only effort high school student Greg Reed exerts is pursuing the beautiful and unattainable Cinny Hawkins. But when he realizes that that way to win Cinny's heart is through academics, Greg starts hitting the books.


David Raynr


Gary Hardwick





Cast overview, first billed only:
Deon Richmond ... Gregory Reed
Donald Faison ... June Nelson
Guy Torry ... Fish
Maia Campbell Maia Campbell ... Cinny Hawkins
Aloma Wright ... Louise Reed
Harold Sylvester ... Willie Reed
Cleavon McClendon Cleavon McClendon ... Jamal Reed
Bill Henderson ... Gramps Reed
Michael Warren ... Shapic
Countess Vaughn ... Anetta Jones
Stoney Jackson ... Kenyatta
Dartanyan Edmonds ... LaDomal
Anthony Anderson ... Z-Boy
Charles Walker ... Dale Collins (Ribs)
Davis Henry Davis Henry ... Philip Newhouse


Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, a lover. His mom wants him to apply to colleges, but Greg hasn't a clue. One of his teachers, Mr. Shapic, tries to inspire him, too. He finally figures out he can get close to Cinny if he asks her for help with college applications. But friendship isn't enough, he wants romance and a prom date. So, he tells a few lies and, for awhile, it seems to be working. Then, things fall apart and Greg has to figure out how to put the trippin aside and get real. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He's a legend in his own mind.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Though Guy Torry played a high school student, he was nearly 30 when this film was released. See more »


LaDomal: Hey you African booty scratcher! It look like you just got off the Amistad party boat!
Z-Boy: Sinque, give us free!
Fish: I'll give you some fat free water that's what you need!
Fish: Hey are those legs recycable? Mr. Gump? You know I need a screw. Gimme one of them.
Z-Boy: I screwed yo mama!
LaDomal: You know what nigga I know why your car broke nigga.
Fish: Why is that?
LaDomal: 'Cause everytime yo lil black ass get out of it the oil light come on nigga!
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References Titanic (1997) See more »


Written by M. Rooney - M. Morales Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, and TJ Jackson
Performed by 3T (Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, and TJ Jackson)
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19 June 2001 | by michellejenni49See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite comedies even though it is a little more low budget than most. I enjoyed it because of the hilarious characters in the movie like the grandfather, and Greg himself, also Greg's daydreaming scenes are hilarious. I found it to have a realistic portrayal of African American families,unlike some movies and tv shows that display black families differently and wrongly. This is another reason why I enjoyed the movie, I could relate to a lot of the characters in the movie and everybody was simple and down to earth. I will never get tired of watching this movie, it is great. It is not a comedy for everyone, that's for sure. To really enjoy this movie you would probably have to be able to relate to the characters, if not you won't find the humour in it. For a low budget movie, it is really funny!

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Release Date:

12 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

G's Trippin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,527,909, 16 May 1999

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Beacon Communications See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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