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Easy Rider (1969)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 June 1969 (Sweden)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Mendoza ...
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Warren Finnerty ...
Tita Colorado ...
Rancher's Wife
Sabrina Scharf ...
Sandy Brown Wyeth ...
Joanne (as Sandy Wyeth)
Jack (as Robert Walker)
Robert Ball ...
Mime #1
Mime #2
Ellie Wood Walker ...
Mime #3 (as Ellie Walker)


Wyatt and Billy are two motorcycle riders (bikers) on their way to Mardis Gras, and encounter hitchhikers, a drunken lawyer, a jail cell, a whorehouse and the death of a friend. Written by Aaron Horne

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Release Date:

26 June 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Loners  »

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$400,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to Jack Nicholson, he, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda went through 155 joints while filming the campfire scene. See more »


When Billy and Wyatt are with George outside the police station, as Billy hands over the bottle of liquor and drinks it, the boom mic is reflected in his sun glasses. See more »


Stranger on the Highway: [giving Wyatt some LSD] When you get to the right place, with the right people, quarter this. You know, this could be the right place. The time's running out.
Captain America: Yeah, I'm, I'm hip about time. But I just gotta go.
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Referenced in Mad About You: The Painter (1993) See more »


Ballad of Easy Rider
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Composed by Roger McGuinn
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A generation-defining counter-culture classic!
4 November 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Easy Rider' is much more than a 60s relic - it's still a great movie even today. I find it fascinating that Hopper and Fonda took Roger Corman material and gave it an arthouse approach influenced by Godard and the French New Wave. Combined with breathtaking visuals, a well chosen rock soundtrack and some classic, stoned, improvised dialogue this is still an impressive movie all these years later. Fonda had recently made 'The Wild Angels', Hopper the less remembered 'The Glory Stompers', and Jack Nicholson 'Hells Angels On Wheels', but 'Easy Rider' reinvented the biker movie, and things were never quite the same in Hollywood for the rest of the Seventies. The supporting cast is interesting and includes a great role for the fantastically underrated Luke Askew as the "Stranger on Highway", and cameos from the stars buddies Luana Anders ('Dementia 13') and Sabrina Scharf (Nicholson's love interest in 'Hells Angels On Wheels'), as well Karen Black and Toni Basil's New Orleans hookers, Phil Spector's coke snorting bit part, and a fleeting glimpse of a young Grizzly Adams. You either love this movie or you don't, and I'm most definitely in the former camp. A 1960s generation-defining counter-culture classic!

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