Trippin' (film)

Trippin' is a 1999 comedy film directed by David Raynr and starring Deon Richmond, Maia Campbell, Donald Faison, and Guy Torry. The film provided one of Anthony Anderson's earliest film roles.

Directed byDavid Raynr
Produced byMarc Abraham
Caitlin Scanlon
Thomas Bliss
Written byGary Hardwick
Music byMichel Colombier
CinematographyJohn B. Aronson
Edited byEarl Watson
Distributed byRogue Pictures
Release date
  • May 12, 1999 (1999-05-12)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million
Box office$9,017,070[1]


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.

Production notes

Trippin' 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 working title of the film while it was in production was G's Trippin, but this was later shortened to its before release.


Trippin' was poorly received by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 18% based on 28 reviews.

The film made $2,527,909 its opening weekend and grossed a total of $9,017,070 during its theatrical run.[1]


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.


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