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Easy Rider Overview:

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

Billy: Where ya from man?
Stranger on the Highway: Hard to say.


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.


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


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Facts about

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.
Phil Spector: the cocaine dealer.
Stephen Stills wrote the song "Find the Cost of Freedom" at Dennis Hopper's request, for use with the final scene (when the camera pans up into the sky). Hopper ended up not using it, and the song was eventually released as the B-side to Crosby Stills Nash & Young's single "Ohio". CSNandY often used it to close their concerts.
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