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The Trip

3

Just as The Shamen's `Ebeneezer Goode' took the '90s pill of choice to the masses, Roger Corman's The Trip glamourised LSD as the essential drug for '60s swingers.

Written by Jack Nicholson two years before the runaway success of Easy Rider put the flower-power generation on the road to Hollywood, this low-budget dose of hippy-dippy psychedelia is a feature-length commercial for turning on, tuning in and dropping out (which explains why the BBFC banned it until last year). Peter Fonda is the advertising cat who's feelin' kinda groovy after dropping a tab on the advice of friendly acid evangelist Bruce Dern. Next stop: dwarves, naked gals, Dennis Hopper and the extended contemplation of the wonders of a grapefruit.

It's kitsch and it's dated but there's no taking away its place in the history books. This was the flick that launched a million trips.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 1st 2004