The Trip

An earlier Corman picture, The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, had uncannily predicted the rise and fall of a Timothy Leary-type hero, whose desire to see beyond human limits was punished by humiliation as a sideshow freak and by self-inflicted blindness. The Trip, a definitive commercial for acid scripted by Jack Nicholson, is in contrast boundlessly optimistic. Its advertising director hero, Fonda, takes a trip with no retribution at all: no death, no disillusionment, but much bikinied girls on sea shores, swirling psychedelia, and mumbling of 'Wow!' by the obligatory Dennis Hopper in the land of a thousand visual clich├ęs. Despite the hedonistic panache, its lack of a comeuppance means it now lacks credence (as it once lacked a censor's certificate). Rich pickings for the pathologist of '60s life-styles, but it took Coppola to work out that the best movies were about bad trips, not good ones.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roger Corman
Screenwriter: Jack Nicholson
Cast: Peter Fonda
Susan Strasberg
Bruce Dern
Dennis Hopper
Salli Sachse
Katherine Walsh
Barboura Morris
Dick Miller
Luana Anders

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galaxylove

Like this bizzar Movie cause it is a Special Art and other than nowadays Movies. Love this old cool Times and Fantastic Style

galaxylove

Like this bizzar Movie cause it is a Special Art and other than nowadays Movies. Love this old cool Times and Fantastic Style