|Directed by||David Raynr|
|Produced by||Marc Abraham
|Written by||Gary Hardwick|
|Music by||Michel Colombier|
|Cinematography||John B. Aronson|
|Editing by||Earl Watson|
|Distributed by||Rogue Pictures|
|Release dates||May 12, 1999|
|Running time||94 min|
|Box office||$10,017,070 (worldwide)|
Trippin' is a 1999 comedy film starring Deon Richmond, Maia Campbell, Donald Faison, and Guy Torry. It is an African-American comedy based on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The film also served as one of Anthony Anderson's earliest film roles. It was directed by David Raynr.
Greg (Deon Richmond) is nearing the end of his high school days as graduation slowly approaches. He is also anxiously awaiting prom and has the hopes of going with Cinny (Maia Campbell), the school's local beauty. Along with these wants, Greg is also an avid daydreamer and daydreams (trippin') over everything. Most of his "trips" are reversals of real world events, such as visualizing himself as a military commando when confronted by bullies, or as a super genius when in fact he struggles academically. Since he is about to graduate his mother and a teacher encourage him to apply for college. He finally realizes asking for help with the college applications is a great way for him to get in good with Cinny. So they slowly start a friendship but Greg wants it to blossom into a romance so he begins to lie about things. Things go smoothly and are believable until they fall apart one day. Afterward, Greg realizes he needs to stop daydreaming (trippin') and focus.
The movie was filmed on location in California in the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 1998. Narbonne High School in Harbor City was used for most of the film's school shots. Harbor City in Los Angeles was also a location used for filming as some of the film's scenes take place on the RMS Queen Mary. The title of the film, while it was in production, was G's Trippin that was later shortened to its current title before release.
Trippin' was poorly received by critics, and currently holds a 10% "rotten" rating on the review aggregated site Rotten Tomatoes. The film made $2,527,909 its opening weekend and grossed a total of $9,017,070 during its theatrical run.
Trippin' was released during the start of the summer movie season of 1999. It was released in a limited number of theaters compared to the summer blockbusters released around the same time. The film did well enough to crack the top ten in gross receipts during its first few weeks of release. It was later released on VHS and DVD that same year. The film was re-released in 2005 as part of a DVD 4-pack named the Playa Pack that also contained the films Deliver Us from Eva, The Best Man, and How to Be a Player. The sole DVD was released with a different cover art featuring both Deon Richmond and Donald Faison.