Magic Trip

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Magic Trip
Magic Trip.jpg
Directed by Alex Gibney
Alison Ellwood
Produced by Alex Gibney
Gareth Wiley
Starring Ken Kesey
Neal Cassady
The Grateful Dead
Jack Kerouac
Allen Ginsberg
The Merry Band of Pranksters
Narrated by Stanley Tucci
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date
  • August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Magic Trip is a 2011 documentary film directed by Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney, about Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, and the Merry Pranksters.[1]

The documentary uses the 16 mm color footage shot by Kesey and the Merry Pranksters during their 1964 cross-country bus trip in the Further bus. The hyperkinetic Cassady is frequently seen driving the bus, jabbering, and sitting next to a sign that boasts, "Neal gets things done".[2][3]

The film was released in the US on August 5, 2011 by Magnolia Pictures.


  1. ^ Magic Trip on IMDb
  2. ^ von Busack, Richard (August 11, 2011). "Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Journey", Metroactive
  3. ^ Robbins, Brian (August 21, 2011). "Mountain Girl and the Magic Trip : A Conversation with Carolyn Garcia",

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