Easy Rider*

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Easy Rider*

  • 1969 ----- color ----- 95 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Dennis Hopper, screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern; with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Karen Black) Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross-country trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. On the way they meet several unusual characters--a rancher and his family, a hitchhiker and the hippie commune where he lives, hookers, red-necks, but most noticeably an ACLU lawyer played by Jack Nicholson. The film remains as a look at the counter-culture of the '60s and symbolizes the "on the road" era. [Letterboxed] (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Drug Abuse, History: American, Motion Pictures: Features, Sociology)