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Easy Rider -- Two hippie bikers set out to discover "the real America" and wind up taking the ultimate bad trip. Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson star in the landmark American film.
Easy Rider -- Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
Easy Rider -- Clip: Gotta Get Out Of Here
Easy Rider -- Clip: Don't Worry Billy

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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:
The American Dream/Nightmare See more (366 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)
Cliff Vaughs .... motorcycle designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Contrares .... boom operator
Le Roy Robbins .... sound mixer
James Nelson .... 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)
 
Location Management
Tony Vorno .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lee Pierpont .... transportation
 
Other crew
Joyce King .... script supervisor
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 (original rating) | Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2000) | 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) | USA:R (Approved No. 22170) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was Jack Nicholson who suggested that Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider finance the film.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:
Billy:We did it, man. We did it, we did it. We're rich, man. We're retirin' in Florida now, mister.
Captain America:You know Billy, we blew it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Recess: School's Out (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)See more »

FAQ

What is 'Easy Rider' about?
What kind of drugs were they buying and selling?
What song was playing when... ?
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69 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
The American Dream/Nightmare, 25 August 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider is often cited as being an all time classic, and while I don't think this is a great film in terms of technical brilliance, it sums up the era it was made and the tongue in cheek, cynical take on the 'American dream' is both potent and well done. This film is very much a product of the sixties and, like many things from the decade, will always be fondly remembered. Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, men of substance and substance abuse, wrote the film together and Hopper directed it. These two were obviously in the thick of what was cool in the sixties, and that gives the film an element of authenticity as we feel like what we're seeing isn't too far away from the things really going on at that time. The plot is simple and more just a base for the film to deliver it's real sting than anything else. It follows two motorbike riders on their way from Los Angeles to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We follow their exploits as they travel the country meeting various people including, most notably, George Hanson; an offbeat lawyer, played by the great Jack Nicholson.

The American Dream has always been about freedom. But like George Hanson says; it's one thing to talk about being free, but something else entirely to actually be it. That's the theme of the entire movie, and the way that it plays out, and the ending especially, aptly portray the difference between saying something and actually doing it. The acting performances are a big part of the movie, and the two leads; Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper stick out the most. The two actors brilliantly get into their characters, and after a while you forget that you're watching actors and start to think that these people really are these characters. Jack Nicholson turns up halfway through and steals the show. It's not hard to see why this actor went on to become one of the best of all time. Even here, he shows his charisma and ability to steal the show and that is what he would go on to become famous for doing later in his career. Last but not least, another great thing about Easy Rider is the music. Music was, of course, a big thing in the sixties; and it's a big thing about this movie. Classic rock accompanies the pictures of the two men rider their bikes, and it's very cool indeed. On the whole, this film is an out and out classic.

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