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When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Sullivan ... Alan Oakley
Steve Braun ... Tommy Ballenger
Ray Baker ... Peter Baxter
James Handy ... Hal
Faith Salie ... Ignored Woman
Dennis Bailey ... Larry Jenkins
Alexis Arquette ... Michael
Sirena Irwin ... Beverly
Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan ... 1973 Jogger
Jill St. John ... Mary Oakley
Art Hindle ... Ted Oakley
Christina Hempstead ... TV Reporter (as Christina Cameron Mitchell)
Julie Brown ... OutLoud Receptionist
David Mixner David Mixner ... Himself
Alfred Dennis Alfred Dennis ... George Baxter
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Storyline

When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they form a loving long-term relationship. In 1977, during Anita Bryant's crusade, an anti-gay book Alan wrote years before gets published without his consent. The book destroys Tommy's credibility as a well-known activist, resulting in Tommy and Alan's break-up. Seven years later, Alan is given a second chance, a reunion with Tommy and the opportunity to set things right. Written by Anonymous

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The things we do for love and things we should have done, all come together on The Trip.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viagem See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,774, 11 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$110,677, 8 June 2003
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Falcon Lair Estate served as the setting for much of the film. This historic site once was home to Rudolph Valentino, Doris Duke, Gloria Swanson. See more »

Goofs

Alan's dirt-stained jogging pants get cleaner between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Ballenger: So what made you want to become a writer?
Alan Oakley: It's always been my dream since a child. When did you first realize you were gay?
Tommy Ballenger: It's always been my dream since a child.
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Soundtracks

Destination Unknown
Written by Terry Bozzio, Dale Bozzio, Warren Cuccurullo
Published by Private Life Music/Private Parts Music/Life After Music
Performed by Missing Persons
Courtesy of Capitol Records/EMI
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Bittersweet love, loss and change
28 April 2004 | by erisabbSee all my reviews

Broad theme and sensitive detailing. Two stubborn people find, lose and regain love. The sexuality is universal, the props sadly reminiscent of what I remember of the 1970's and 1980's, and the actors - particularly the leads - beautifully cast. Some points are made too broadly (as with the evil, resentful mentor), but the genre needs that stress (for example, was anyone as stupid as Butterfly McQueen?) to make a point.

It's a movie that stays with you. I hope for great new things from the writer/director who is defining his voice and his vision in a universe I would frankly be delighted to inhabit.


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