Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times
Wow, groovy, baby. Roger Corman directed -- Jack Nicholson wrote the screenplay -- this low-budget American International flick starring Peter Fonda as a director who is in the throes from a divorce from his adulterous wife (Susan Strasberg). He takes his first dose of LSD -- Dennis Hopper, natch, is his dealer -- with a "guide" (Bruce Dern) to help him through the treacherous waters of his first trip. But the trip turns nasty baby as Fonda flees his guide and wanders around the Sunset Strip and other areas in LaLa Land. In one particularly drug-stoked scene, Fonda yells out "Bay of Pigs!" when he sees revolving pictures of Che Guevara, Sophia Loren and Kahlil Gibran in a room.
Grade: Five tokes