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Easy Rider (1969) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Dennis Hopper and produced by Peter Fonda, Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider and William Hayward.

Easy Rider was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJack NicholsonNominated
Best WritingPeter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry SouthernNominated
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Easy Rider (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, this road?film?follows the two young men traveling across country from L.A. after a drug deal. Along the way they meet a Hippie colony, experimenting with drugs, and simply live life as they please. Much of the movie comprises of the many?pit stops?they take a... Read full article


Easy Rider (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, this road?film?follows the two young men traveling across country from L.A. after a drug deal. Along the way they meet a Hippie colony, experimenting with drugs, and simply live life as they please. Much of the movie comprises of the many?pit stops?they take a... Read full article


Easy Rider (1)

By Alyson on Nov 5, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Easy Rider follows two young men of the 1960?s counter culture as they travel on custom motorcycles from Los Angeles to New Orleans, for Mardi Gras. ?Their trip is funded by a cocaine deal at the beginning of the film. ?Along the way, we are shown images and a variety of people that make up the Amer... Read full article


Easy Rider

By Michael on May 3, 2011 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969) A man is looking for America but couldn’t find it anywhere... What a plot line! Dennis Hopper’s directorial debut, Easy Rider was a big commercial success at the box office but also at Cannes. Made with only 40 000$ it grossed 60 million dollars. The film... Read full article


The Motorcycles/Music in Easy Rider.

By Dawn on Jun 9, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Easy Rider(1969). Written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South. The film Easy Rider helped start the New Hollywood phase of film making during the sixties. The... Read full article


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Quotes from

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.


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!


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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Facts about

A few years after the release of Easy Rider Peter Fonda appeared in and narrated a short educational film about motorcycle safety entitled 'It's Not So Easy.'
The rednecks in the Louisiana coffee shop who taunt the boys, and the two in the pickup truck at the end of the movie, were all local residents recruited by the filmmakers. In the case of the coffee shop denizens, the filmmakers were preparing to audition a group of local theater people when Dennis Hopper saw Buddy Causey Jr., Duffy Lafont and several others watching them and making wisecracks and decided to use them instead.
Samuel Z. Arkoff at American-International Pictures turned down the picture. He later said that not doing this film and Night of the Living Dead were his two biggest regrets.
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