Magic Trip

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Magic Trip
Magic Trip.jpg
Directed byAlex Gibney
Alison Ellwood
Produced byAlex Gibney
Gareth Wiley
StarringKen Kesey
Neal Cassady
The Grateful Dead
Jack Kerouac
Allen Ginsberg
The Merry Band of Pranksters
Narrated byStanley Tucci
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

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 Furthur 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.

The movie soundtrack includes excerpts from several songs by the Grateful Dead.


  1. ^ Magic Trip at 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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