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(1969)

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George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.

Billy: Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened. Hey, we can't even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or somethin'. They're scared, man.

George Hanson: They're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.

Billy: Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.

George Hanson: Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.

Billy: What the hell is wrong with freedom? That's what it's all about.

George Hanson: Oh, yeah, that's right. That's what's it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it, that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.

Billy: Well, it don't make 'em runnin' scared.

George Hanson: No, it makes 'em dangerous. Buh, neh! Neh! Neh! Neh! Swamp!

George Hanson: [Seeing his first marijuana cigarette] Lord have mercy! Is that what that is?

Captain America: No, I mean it, you've got a nice place. It's not every man that can live off the land, you know. You do your own thing in your own time. You should be proud.

Captain America: [reading inscription] If god did not exist it would be necessary to invent him.

Captain America: Have you gotta helmut?

George Hanson: Have I gotta helmut? Ha ha ha!

Captain America: I'm hip about time.

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George Hanson: [Drinking his Jim Beam] Here's the first of the day, fellas! To old D.H. Lawrence.

[He starts flapping one arm like a chicken]

George Hanson: Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians.

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George Hanson: [holding up a business card] The governor of Louisiana gave me this. Madame Tinkertoy's House of Blue Lights, corner of Bourbon and Toulouse, New Orleans, Louisiana. Now, this is supposed to be the finest whorehouse in the south. These ain't no pork chops! These are U.S. PRIME!

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George Hanson: I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.

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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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George Hanson: They'll talk to ya and talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.

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George Hanson: What's "dude"? Is that like "dude ranch"?

Captain America: Dude means nice guy. Dude means a regular sort of person.

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Billy: Where ya from man?

Stranger on the Highway: Hard to say.

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Stranger on the highway: I'm from the city... Doesn't matter what city; all cities are alike.

Billy: Well, why'd you mention it then?

Stranger on the highway: 'Cause I'm FROM the city; a long WAY from the city, and that's where I wanna be right now.

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Billy: [after being flaked off by a motel manager] You asshole!

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Billy: [while smoking a Joint] Oh wow! What? Who's that man? What the hell was that, man?

Captain America: Huh?

Billy: [nervous] No, man, like hey, man. Wow. I was watching this object man, li-like the satellite that we saw the other night, right? And, like, it was going right across the sky, man, and then... I mean it just suddenly, uh, it just changed direction and went whizzin right off, man. It flashed...

Captain America: [interupting him] You're stoned out of your mind, man.

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Captain America: It's grass.

Captain America: You mean marijuana? Lord have mercy, is that what that is?

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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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