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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:
Larry Sullivan ... Alan Oakley
Steve Braun ... Tommy Ballenger
Ray Baker ... Peter Baxter
James Handy ... Hal
Faith Salie ... Ignored Woman
Dennis Bailey ... Larry Jenkins
Alexis Arquette ... Michael
Sirena Irwin ... Beverly
Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan ... 1973 Jogger
Jill St. John ... Mary Oakley
Art Hindle ... Ted Oakley
Christina Hempstead ... TV Reporter (as Christina Cameron Mitchell)
Julie Brown ... OutLoud Receptionist
David Mixner ... Himself
Alfred Dennis ... George Baxter
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The things we do for love and things we should have done, all come together on The Trip.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viagem See more »

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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

In the park jogging scene set in 1977 Beverly is running in spandex and leggings. Leggings were not popularized and mainstreamed until Flash Dance created the trend in the early 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Ballenger: So what made you want to become a writer?
Alan Oakley: It's always been my dream since a child. When did you first realize you were gay?
Tommy Ballenger: It's always been my dream since a child.
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Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump (For My Love)
Written by Marti Sharron (as M. Sharron), Gary Skardina (as G. Skardina), Stephen Mitchell (as S. Mitchell)
Published by Welbeck Music Corp/Sony
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Courtesy of RCA/BMG
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Interesting Period Piece
27 January 2004 | by johnnydivaSee all my reviews

This movie presents the zeitgeist of gay history post-Hippie through the early-AIDS era. It pans this period in a Forrest Gump-esque fashion: intermixing the romantic plot between the main characters with brief moments from the national plight of gays & lesbians (like the Anita Bryant crusade, Harvey Milk's assassination, losing loved ones to AIDS). As a GenX'er I found this to help personalize something which I have only read about in GLBT history classes. I'm sure it will be "the trip" down memory lane for those guys 40-something and older. Brilliantly written script, excellent acting. If you're looking for a good snuggle movie to watch with your next boy friend, partner, trick, whomever -- this is a must see.


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