Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Dennis Hopper (1969)

X Certificate


Our Score
Road movies were never the same after this. As laid-back as the machines straddled by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in their search for "the real America", and as hip as a whole drop-out generation, this magical mystery tour of the USA has a casual conviction that outstrips Hopper's own on-the-run direction to touch a mythic nerve. Jack Nicholson's boozy lawyer successfully articulates the yearning of the alienated young. That the film ends in sullen and sudden death raises it to the power of allegory, and its success proved there was an audience and a need that the box-office pundits didn't even know existed. As a result, the studios tried desperately to repeat its low-budget magic, but failed. It just didn't equate with the usual Hollywood formula; it had created its own.


Two hippie bikers travel across America on their way to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In their quest to find a different way of living, they encounter other similarly nonconformist souls, including a disillusioned lawyer who ends up travelling with them, but also come up against bigotry and intolerance. Drama, directed by and starring Dennis Hopper, with Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Phil Spector.

Cast & Crew

Wyatt / "Captain America" Peter Fonda
Billy Dennis Hopper
George Hanson Jack Nicholson
Connection Phil Spector
Jesus Antonio Mendoza
Rancher Warren Finnerty
Rancher's wife Tita Colorado
Jack Robert Walker Jr
Sheriff Keith Green
Mary Toni Basil
Karen Karen Black
Lisa Luana Anders
Sarah Sabrina Scharf
Joanne Sandy Wyeth
Stranger Luke Askew
Woman in commune Carrie Snodgress
Director Dennis Hopper
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray