Two bikers named Wyatt and Billy (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) head from L.A to New Orleans, traveling through the American Southwest and South carrying the proceeds from a drug deal. Along the way, they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.
Easy Rider is an American independent road drama film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda, and directed by Hopper.
The movie is a landmark counterculture film and was widely praised by critics. Film director Dennis Hopper received the First Film Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. The film got 2 nominations at the 42nd Academy Awards, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson) and for Best Original Screenplay.
“Easy Rider” was also a huge commercial success, grossing USD 60 million worldwide from a budget of no more than USD 400,000.
- Starring : Peter Fonda / Dennis Hopper / Jack Nicholson
- Genre : Adventure / Drama
- Country : United States
- Language : English / Spanish
- Director : Dennis Hopper
- Production : Pando Company Inc. / Raybert Productions
- Distributor : Columbia Pictures / Warner-Columbia Film / Columbia TriStar Home Video / Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / The Criterion Collection / Park Circus / Netflix / Amazon Prime Video / Columbia TriStar / RCA
Easy Rider movie
Easy Rider release date
- July 14, 1969 : USA (New York City, New York)
- January 24, 1970 : Japan
- March 26, 1970 : Australia
- June 17, 1972 : Japan (re-release)
- June 14, 1990 : Australia (re-release)
- January 7, 1995 : Japan (re-release)
- April 23, 2009 : USA (Nashville Film Festival)
- April 18, 2010 : USA (WorldFest Houston)
- October 9, 2012 : Japan (Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival)
- December 16, 2012 : USA (New York IFC Center)
Easy Rider cast
- Peter Fonda as Wyatt
- Dennis Hopper as Billy
- Jack Nicholson as George Hanson
- Antonio Mendoza as Jesus
- Luana Anders as Lisa
- Sabrina Scharf as Sarah
- Sandy Brown Wyeth as Joanne
- Robert Walker Jr. as Jack
- Phil Spector as Connection
- Mac Mashourian as Bodyguard
- Warren Finnerty as Rancher
- Tita Colorado as Rancher’s Wife
- Luke Askew as Stranger on Highway
- Robert Ball as Mime #1
- Carmen Phillips as Mime #2
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