The Trip (1967)

The Trip (1967)

The Trip (1967)

Made in 1967 and setting out to capture the psychedelic sixties, set alight by widespread LSD consumption, this cult film follows a television commercial director (Peter Fonda) through his first experience on acid. Written by Jack Nicholson and directed by Roger Corman who made sure they “researched” the subject thoroughly.

Paul (Fonda) is splitting from his wife, and in a state of heartbreak and distress makes the possibly ill-advised decision to take acid. Initially looked after by a “guide” (Bruce Dern), Paul inevitably freaks out and finds himself adrift in the nightlife of the Sunset Strip. Experiencing revelations about his life, not to mention psychedelic visions, Paul is set to end his night out a changed man.

1967Rating: R16, Drug use and sex scenes79 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Roger Corman ('The Little Shop of Horrors', 'The Terror', 'The Fall of the House of Usher')
Writer:
Jack Nicholson
Cast:
Peter FondaSusan StrasbergBruce DernDennis Hopper
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Time Out

Time Out

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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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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In trying to visualize a notion of what Peter Fonda goes through on an LSD trip, Corman has simply resorted to a long succession of familiar cinematic images, accompanied by weird music and sounds.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In trying to visualize a notion of what Peter Fonda goes through on an LSD trip, Corman has simply resorted to a long succession of familiar cinematic images, accompanied by weird music and sounds.

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