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Long Strange Trip, or The Writer, the Naked Girl, and the Guy with a Hole in His Head (1999)

Magazine Writer Phil Austin meets Stripper Becca on an interview assignment, and ends up giving her a ride to her Dad's "Survivalist" compound in the middle of nowhere.


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Credited cast:
Jennifer France ... Becca
Peter Wick ... Phil
Chris Blanchett Chris Blanchett ... Lars
Debra Pralle Debra Pralle ... Andrea
Rodney Sherwood ... DJ
Charles Leggett Charles Leggett ... Cowboy Hat guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joy Dixon Joy Dixon ... Waitress
Joe Osheroff Joe Osheroff ... Donnie
James Venturini James Venturini ... Dad


As magazine writer Phil Austin arrives for work in the morning he is struggling to deal with the end of his relationship with his Editor Andrea, the end of his weekly column, and the cancellation of his book contract. Humbled, he reluctantly takes on an interview assignment, and heads for a stip club to interview stripper Becca. She is looking for an escape from her present life, and Phil, feeling he has little to lose at the moment, agrees to drive her north into the sticks, to her Father's Survivalist Compound, knowing little of what he is getting himself into, nor how far or where he is going. Once Becca's brother Lars joins up, the road trip becomes a slow humorous descent into absurdity. Amusingly borrowing plot from "Apocalypse Now," (the film is officially and "homage"), the Canadian border reflects "Apocalypse"'s crossing into Cambodia," and the dad provides a twisted version of nod to Brando's Kurtz. All the while, the story manages to balance it's humor with a subtle ... Written by <juventinopw@netscape.net>

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December 1999 (USA) See more »

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The film is dedicated to the memory of the blue car used at the end of the film, which broke down immediately after that take. The car's final moments are captured forever on film. See more »


Phil: What class you taking?
Becca: You don't give a shit what class I'm taking.
Phil: You're right. I'm still trying to get over 'Bubble-ass.'
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A Solid First Film
6 November 2001 | by Craig the DriverSee all my reviews

It was better than CATS . . . I'd see it again and again. Long Strange Trip is amusing and witty. An effective first film, the movie is propelled by its interesting characters and solid dialogue. Ignore the production value; you've spent more on bad relationships than it cost to make this film.

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