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Easy Rider -- Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
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Director:
Writers:
Peter Fonda (written by) &
Dennis Hopper (written by) ...
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Release Date:
26 June 1969 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This Year It's Easy Rider See more »
Plot:
Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This film was a rite of passage See more (354 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Wyatt

Dennis Hopper ... Billy
Antonio Mendoza ... Jesus

Phil Spector ... Connection
Mac Mashourian ... Bodyguard
Warren Finnerty ... Rancher
Tita Colorado ... Rancher's Wife

Luke Askew ... Stranger on Highway

Luana Anders ... Lisa
Sabrina Scharf ... Sarah
Sandy Brown Wyeth ... Joanne (as Sandy Wyeth)

Robert Walker Jr. ... Jack (as Robert Walker)
Robert Ball ... Mime #1

Carmen Phillips ... Mime #2
Ellie Wood Walker ... Mime #3 (as Ellie Walker)

Michael Pataki ... Mime #4

Jack Nicholson ... George Hanson
George Fowler Jr. ... Guard
Keith Green ... Sheriff
Hayward Robillard ... Cat Man
Arnold Hess Jr. ... Deputy
Buddy Causey Jr. ... Customer #1
Duffy Lafont ... Customer #2
Blase M. Dawson ... Customer #3
Paul Guedry Jr. ... Customer #4
Suzie Ramagos ... Girl #1
Elida Ann Hebert ... Girl #2
Rose LeBlanc ... Girl #3
Mary Kaye Hebert ... Girl #4
Cynthia Grezaffi ... Girl #5
Colette Purpera ... Girl #6

Toni Basil ... Mary

Karen Black ... Karen
Lea Marmer ... Madame
Cathé Cozzi ... Dancing Girl
Thea Salerno ... Hooker #1
Anne McClain ... Hooker #2
Beatriz Monteil ... Hooker #3
Marcia Bowman ... Hooker #4
David C. Billodeau ... Pickup Truck
Johnny David ... Pickup Truck
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Brewer ... Woman in Commune (uncredited)

Bridget Fonda ... Child in Commune (uncredited)
Justin Fonda ... Child in Commune (uncredited)
Virgil Frye ... Biker (uncredited)

Dan Haggerty ... Man in Commune (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Extra (uncredited)

Helena Kallianiotes ... Woman in Commune (uncredited)

Carrie Snodgress ... Woman in Commune (uncredited)

Directed by
Dennis Hopper 
 
Writing credits
Peter Fonda (written by) &
Dennis Hopper (written by) &
Terry Southern (written by)

Produced by
Peter Fonda .... producer
William Hayward .... associate producer (as William L. Hayward)
Bert Schneider .... executive producer
Bob Rafelson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
Baird Bryant (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern 
 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Kay  (as Jerry Kay)
 
Makeup Department
Virgil Frye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Lewis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Len Marsal .... second assistant director
Paul Lewis .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert Vincent O'Neill .... property master (as Robert O'Neil)
 
Sound Department
James Contrares .... boom operator
Le Roy Robbins .... sound mixer
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Stunts
Tex Hall .... stunt gaffer
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
Guy Badger .... generator operator
Foster K. Denker .... electrician (as Foster Denker)
Peter Heiser .... assistant camera (as Peter Heiser Jr.)
Melton Maxwell .... best boy (as Mel Maxwell)
Tom Ramsey .... key grip (as Thomas Ramsey)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Les Blank .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Larry Lapointe .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Henry Jaglom .... editorial consultant
Marilyn Schlossberg .... post-production
Stan Siegel .... assistant editor (as Stanley Siegel)
Bruce Conner .... editorial consultant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lee Pierpont .... transportation
 
Other crew
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Tony Vorno .... location manager
Dan Haggerty .... motorcycle builder (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (2009 DVD rating) | Brazil:16 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1978) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2009) | USA:R (Approved No. 22170) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
Peter Fonda was an experienced motorcycle rider and the bike he rides in the movie is seriously stretched and raked and has tall "apehanger" style handlebars. Dennis Hopper was not as experienced a rider, therefore his bike is less radically chopped.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The scene just before Wyatt throws away his watch is a mirror image. The bike appears to be leaning to the right on the kickstand (instead of the left) and his jacket has stripes down the right side but in the rest of the movie they're down the left side.See more »
Quotes:
George Hanson:[Seeing his first marijuana cigarette] Lord have mercy! Is that what that is?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
If You Want to Be a BirdSee more »

FAQ

What kind of motorcycles were Wyatt and Billy riding?
Any recommendations for other movies similar to "Easy Rider"?
What did Wyatt mean when he said to Billy: "We blew it."
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227 out of 257 people found the following review useful.
This film was a rite of passage, 17 August 2005
Author: rjbrad from United Kingdom

I cannot overstate the importance of this movie in my personal development.

In 1969 I was eighteen and a freshman at Cambridge University. I was also a near-fundamentalist and a member of the Christian Union. Its officials decreed that Easy Rider was unsuitable for Christian viewing; I'd seen some enthusiastic reviews which made me curious. Moral and spiritual dilemma followed. To view or not to view? I prayed about it - look, this is a long time ago, right - and decided that if it had been OK for the Christian Union's leaders to see it, if only to realise it was morally dubious, then it was OK for me. They hadn't been corrupted, presumably; the Lord would see that I wasn't either.

So I went and it blew me away. I thought then and think now, that this is a magnificently perceptive commentary on hippie culture and one that only the medium of film can deliver. Naive idealism is weighed against the squalid reality of drugs (and indeed alcohol). Freedom is portrayed as often aimless, self-indulgent and downright boring. The underlying morality could be seen as puritanical: a celebration of the free-lovin' drop-out Sixties it ain't, more a weary end-of-decade critique thereof. I would have thought there was much to commend it to the Christian Union moralisers, yet as ever they couldn't see past the surface - drug abuse, loose women. Yet it has its high moments, in more ways than one, and is always a treat for the eyes.

My decision to defy the Christian Union by seeing the film was an early step out of my fundamentalist prison and I haven't stopped walking yet. No-one's ever going to tell me what I can and can't watch again: nor will I censor anyone else's viewing. I'm still a believer, but not of the kind that the Christian Union would have thought will ever go to heaven. Guess I'll have to live with that.

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