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The Trip (2002)

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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:
... Alan Oakley
... Tommy Ballenger
... Peter Baxter
... Hal
... Ignored Woman
... Larry Jenkins
... Michael
... Beverly
Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan ... 1973 Jogger
... Mary Oakley
... Ted Oakley
... TV Reporter (as Christina Cameron Mitchell)
... OutLoud Receptionist
David Mixner ... Himself
Alfred Dennis ... George Baxter
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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 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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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5 May 2002 (USA)  »

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A Viagem  »

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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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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

During the "stripping scene" the visors on the convertible change potions. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Ballenger: What part of fuck off, drop dead, go to Hell, you're not getting a Christmas card did you not understand, hmm?
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References Dynasty (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nobody Straight in L.A.
Written by Warren Moore / William Griffin
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Performed by The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records/Universal Music
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27 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I attended a screening in SF, but found myself unable to speak while the director and two stars were standing before me. So now that I've found my voice again, here goes: While he falls short of achieving his goals, I believe it is because he has set the bar too high for himself. It seems he wanted to do so much in this film, that it was impossible for him to say everything that he wanted to. I am sure that making a film about gay men can be difficult. We want the love story of "Beautiful Thing", the comedy of "Trick", the hunky cast of "Broken Hearts Club", and the tear-jerker sadness of "It's My Party". Mr. Swain tries to do, be, create all of these things in one package. He came respectably close to doing it.

I enjoyed the film, it felt contrived in places, which may have had as much to do with the editing as it does with the fact that this is Mr. Swain's first film. Given time, his voice and vision will mature, and I can't wait to see what happens as it does.

See this film, we need more like it.


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