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The Trip (2002)

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Romance, politics, sex and humor all collide during two men's 11-year journey of passion, self-discovery and adventure.

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Miles Swain

Writer:

Miles Swain
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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 ... Himself
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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Taglines:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$306,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,567
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script was originally written as a short about an urban legend of two guys in Mexico trying to get across the border. Miles Swain went back and wrote out their backstory in script format to figure out who these characters were, and ended up with an entire screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy and Alan are spooning in bed Alan's hand changes position between camera angles. See more »

Quotes

Peter Baxter: Could you be any more of an alcoholic?
Mary Oakley: Well I'll try, but no guarantees.
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Referenced in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

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Written by Gregg Diamond
Published by EMI
Performed by Andrea True Connection (as The Andrea True Connection)
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Wonderful, unique, effort by terrific cast and crew
12 December 2003 | by KnowsMoviesSee all my reviews

Having seen virtually every gay-themed film that has ever been made and having received A+ grades in all the film studies courses that I took in college, I would like to weigh in on the excellent unique first effort that is "The Trip" written and directed by very talented newcomer Miles Swain. You already know the basic plotline, timeline and substance of The Trip if you have read IMDB's information. My overarching impression of this film is that it feels real and from the heart as it shows us the relationship between two very different gay men as they age through the '70s and '80s, living their lives both together and apart amidst the ongoing struggle for equal rights for gay persons. They say opposites attract and that is very true here for lead characters Larry and Alan who clearly grow to love each other very much. The focus of this film is on the complete persons who are Alan and Larry, not just their sex life, as in so many gay-themed films. Although AIDS unfortunately affects their lives, it does not affect their enduring love, and the director has rightly said that "This is not an AIDS film". It is a delightful, moving, comedy/drama/historical record with universal themes of trusting the power of a faithful love, the importance of honesty and courage, and being true to yourself in the face of a world seemingly always against you. The film is now available on DVD with great extras from TLA Video and is very reasonably priced. It is a *must have* for any quality collection of gay-themed films.


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