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Overworked tv-commercial director Paul (Peter Fonda), who doesn't even
have time to properly divorce his wife (Susan Strasberg) decides to try
LSD to broaden his horizon, surveilled by his friend John (Bruce Dern).
His trip starts with beautiful images of a fantasy world, but soon turns
to death-imagery, which forces John to temporarily pull Paul out of it.
resuming his trip, Paul finds himself in a carnival netherworld where he
is told to re-evaluate his whole life from his job to his love-life.
Paul returns to reality again & soon thinks that he has killed John
(in his imagination only), & as a result runs away (for real), first
breaking into a house & making friends with a little girl before
being chased of by her dad, then experiencing the wonders of a washing
salon, including its only customer, a disillusioned, sarcastic middle
aged single woman who has nothing better to do on a saturday night. He
makes an escape though when she threatens to call the police, & his
next stop is a club where the waitress (Luana Anders) takes him for what
he is - stoned out of his mind. Paul makes another escape though when he
believes he is pursued by the police & ends up at his friend Max's
(Dennis Hopper) place where he finally learns that he didn't kill John
after all ... & he meets Glenn (Salli Sachse), & spends the rest
of his trip making love to her.
Interesting surreal film that relies largely on a non-linear
narrative structure, meaning the storytelling is guided more by
association than by logic, which does work to a point where those scenes
set in the real world seem to be the most heavy-handed in
comparison - though at least the scenes in the washing salon are pretty