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Take A Trip With Captain America
17 June 2016
They didn't blow it man. There is so much wrong in this film , yet it all somehow works and has become a genuinely legendary film. Two pals cross America to fulfil a drug deal meet various people along the way (Hi star-making performance Jack Nicholson , whatever happened to him ?) . Get stoned in New Orleans (along with Toni ",Hey Mickey" Basil ) and it goes very very wrong , by accident and misunderstanding rather than on purpose as you somehow remember it . Fuelled by one of the very best compiled soundtracks and featuring Phil Spector , yes him , as a drug dealer . Nearly everyone even glimpsed in this movie tells opposing tales about who did what when and to whom . Forever referenced ( Hopper sings the title song in Wim Wenders, "The American Friend". ) for many people a life changing experience , when I first saw it on screen the cinema had St. John's Ambulence crew attending , presumably in case the audience O.D'd ! New first viewers may wonder what the fuss was all about and wince at the hippy clichés (actually with this cast it's probably deep authenticity ) , but they might just smell the scent in the air and trip on it , why not , most of us did .