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In the 80's, after seeing his father and lumberjack foreman being hit by a protestor against the deforesting and arrested by the police, the boy Gus kills the protestor with a chainsaw. In the present days, Samantha, who is traumatized after being abused by her former boyfriend Jimmy, travels with her pothead friends in a van to the American Free Love Festival, a rock-and-roll concert in the woods. Near the location, they are assaulted by three local hillbillies, but they succeed to arrive in the festival. Meanwhile, Mayor Hal Burton and Deputy Buzz Hall try to give a minimum of organization to the event. However, a deranged psychopath serial-killer wearing a mask of Ronald Reagan uses an ax to kill the pacific stoned hippies.
On 4.20, Hippie Blood Will Trickle Down.
Title: Tripper, The
Release Date: October 13, 2006
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Horror
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: Unrated
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity.
David Arquette ...Muff
Richmond Arquette ...Deputy Cooper
Courteney Cox ...Cynthia (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
China Crawford ...Paramedic (as China Raven Crawford)
Paz de la Huerta ...Jade / Summer
Alan Draven ...Kid #1
Norwood Fisher ...Band (as John Norwood Fisher)
Ben Gardiner ...Wilson
Rocky George ...Band
Balthazar Getty ...Jimmy
DeAndre Gipson ...Band
Redmond Gleeson ...Dylan / Father
Richard Gross ...Cop
Lukas Haas ...Ivan
Josh Hammond ...Tyler
Stephen Heath ...Jack
Brad Hunt ...Hank
Thomas Jane ...Buzz Hall
Jaime King ...Samantha
Bert Kinyon ...Bert - Lumberjack Foreman
Noah Maschan ...young Gus
John McKnight ...Band
Jason Mewes ...Joey
Angelo Moore ...Band
Christopher Allen Nelson ...Gus / Reagan (as Chris Nelson)
Sean O'Brien ...Naked Hippie Boy
Rick Overton ...Mayor Hal Burton
Waylon Payne ...Dean
Richard Reicheg ...Newscaster
Paul Reubens ...Frank Baker
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Neil A. Machlis
The Tripper Horror Film Trailer 1
The Tripper Horror Film Trailer 2
"Kum Ba Ya"
More Movie Taglines:
- On 4.20, Hippie Blood Will Trickle Down.
- Move Over Jason, Look Out Freddie. HEEERE'S RONNIE!
- Sex, Drugs, and Rock'N'Ronnie!
- Band member: Well, what you want us to sing, Frank? Taps? Frank Baker: God, I don't give a fuck if you sing motherfucking Kumbaya. Just get the fuck out there. We have a contract by grace of George fuckin Washington, you motherfucking fucking fucks.
[repeated line] Frank Baker: Fuck you.
Hippy: We're going to stay here until we get the petition to save these trees. Bert - Lumberjack Foreman: Yeah, and what is that petition made out of? Paper, you moron! Paper from trees!
Linda: [referring to Joey] Should he be driving? Jade: No. [snorts some cocaine] Jade: I'll drive. Jack: It's the drugs that hold Joey together. Right burly man? Joey: Oh yeah!
Joey: I fucking love violence!
- It rained so much during filming of The Tripper that director David Arquette, at the wrap party, gave each cast and crew member a personalized poncho. In fact, one of the few days it DIDN'T rain was when they shot the rain scenes. They had to make rain for these scenes.
David Arquette went on a nationwide tour of U.S. cities, with the help of myspace.com, to promote the film.
When David Arquette did a panel for this film at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con International, the footage he wanted to show was missing. He offered a reward of a car that was used in the movie for the return of the footage.
David Arquette stated during his bus tour that he came up with the idea for the film during a Reggae party held outside, where he envisioned a murderer "coming out of the woods and slashing up all the hippies." The idea eventually led to The Tripper.
The film was originally going to be a part of After Dark Production's "8 Films to Die For," but Arquette wanted the film to be released in theaters and on April 20th (4/20), so they respectfully parted ways.
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