Magic Trip

Magic Trip

Byr Alex Gibney & Alison Ellwood

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2011-08-05
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 1h 47min
  • Director: Alex Gibney & Alison Ellwood
  • Producer: A&E IndieFilms
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
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In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road.” Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.


  • On The Bus

    By Wizdumb King
    This movie wavers between being a cliched documentary and being trippy and loose. But over all I think it gives a fair venue of Kesey's vision and how it fits into the continuity of the vision of the west, that being discovery.
  • I was born too late

    By Dr. Steve Allen
    Phenomenal movie about the guy that started the '60s.
  • WoW

    By moonmycron
    What a long strange trip its been indeed.
  • Well done!

    Great 60's flick...RECOMMENDED!!
  • I miss Kesey

    By bzerked
    I have the uncut/unedited footage of this amazing story on several discs I bought from Ken's son's website.I am glad that they decided to put some narration to it and give it a little structure,although structure was the last thing my heroes needed! I just love these stories and the people. This isnt going to be everyone's cup of tea, but you are either on the bus or in between!
  • Kool-Aid Acid Test the Movie

    By vulturepit
    Have just been re-reading Kool-aid acid test--this was the movie waiting decades to be seen-If your a fan of the book -the beginning of The Grateful Dead, then you'll understand and appreciate this movie.If you fall in that camp you'll love it. Captures a incredible period of change in the US. What stuck me most was Kesey's moment of understanding about fear, and how so many were in fear during that era because fundamental change was happening to society. So much like our newly reformed world of fear- it makes me understand today is the undercurrent of change, which the squares still fear.
  • Excited

    By Melina Rey
    The first time i read the elertric Koolaid acid test which this movie is based off of i said i wish they would make a movie about this. The book is great this movie is great. You should watch it!!! Can't wait to buy it.