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The Tripper (2006)

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A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

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David Arquette
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Muff
Richmond Arquette ... Cooper
Courteney Cox ... Dog Lover Hippie (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
China Crawford China Crawford ... Paramedic (as China Raven Crawford)
Paz de la Huerta ... Jade / Summer (as Paz De La Huerta)
Alan Draven ... Kid #1
Norwood Fisher ... Band (as John Norwood Fisher)
Ben Gardiner ... Wilson
Rocky George ... Band
Balthazar Getty ... Jimmy
DeAndre Gipson DeAndre Gipson ... Band
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Dylan / Father
Richard Gross ... Cop
Lukas Haas ... Ivan
Josh Hammond Josh Hammond ... Tyler
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Storyline

In the 80's, after seeing his father and lumberjack foreman being hit by a protestor against the deforesting and arrested by the police, the boy Gus kills the protestor with a chainsaw. In the present days, Samantha, who is traumatized after being abused by her former boyfriend Jimmy, travels with her pothead friends in a van to the American Free Love Festival, a rock-and-roll concert in the woods. Near the location, they are assaulted by three local hillbillies, but they succeed to arrive in the festival. Meanwhile, Mayor Hal Burton and Deputy Buzz Hall try to give a minimum of organization to the event. However, a deranged psychopath serial-killer wearing a mask of Ronald Reagan uses an ax to kill the pacific stoned hippies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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On 4.20, Hippie Blood Will Trickle Down. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

President Evil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,840, 22 April 2007

Gross USA:

$20,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,840
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The excrement smeared on Paul Reubens was made with cocoa, chunky peanut butter and corn. In the DVD extras, Thomas Jane walks by and quips "You look like shit, Paul." When it first was applied Paul quipped "I feel like shit." When Jacob Olthof wore the suit as his stunt double he thought he smelled great. See more »

Goofs

The US flag behind the stage is an old 48 star version. See more »

Quotes

Linda: [referring to Joey] Should he be driving?
Jade: No.
[snorts some cocaine]
Jade: I'll drive.
Jack: It's the drugs that hold Joey together. Right burly man?
Joey: Oh yeah!
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Crazy Credits

No hippies or republicans were harmed in this film See more »

Connections

References A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Creeper
Written by Jesse Hughes (as J. Everett Hughes)
Performed by Eagles of Death Metal
Fabulous Weapon Music (BMI) ©2004
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User Reviews

Trip out on the Tripper
21 February 2007 | by gaus17See all my reviews

Not having to face the facts, this movie is beyond weird. The tripper wears a Ronald Reagan mask while he butchers unsuspecting hippies. David Arquette took this movie and ran away with it, ax in hand. The plot seems kind of violent, i mean c'mon, Hippies? Who is going after hippies, but hey? This movie will trip out even the most hardened horror movie trippers. David Arquette's did a good job at directing, writing and acting in it. The Ronald Reagan mask is real 1980's cahuenga pass. It reminds me of the Max Headroom days when all we saw was cold war, berlin war and Ronald Reagan on t.v. This will probably get some hippies scared of a walking Ronald Reagan.


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