Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Directed by Dennis Hopper • 1969 • United States
Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, EASY RIDER heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream. After the film’s cross-country journey—with its radical, New Wave–style editing, outsider-rock soundtrack, revelatory performance by a young Jack Nicholson, and explosive ending—the American road trip would never be the same.

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Easy Rider
  • Easy Rider

    Directed by Dennis Hopper • 1969 • United States
    Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

    This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, EASY RIDER heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one...

Extras

  • EASY RIDER: Dennis Hopper Commentary

    This commentary, recorded in 2009, features the late actor-director-writer Dennis Hopper.

  • EASY RIDER: Hopper, Fonda, and Lewis Commentary

    This commentary, featuring actor-director-writer Dennis Hopper, actor-writer Peter Fonda, and production manager Paul Lewis, was recorded in 1995.

  • Born to Be Wild

    This documentary about EASY RIDER was created by Nicholas Freand Jones and first aired on BBC2 in December 1995.

  • EASY RIDER: Shaking the Cage

    This hour-long documentary about the production and cultural impact of EASY RIDER was directed by Charles Kiselyak in 1999. It features actor-director-writer Dennis Hopper, actors Luke Askew, Karen Black, Seymour Cassel, and Peter Fonda, cinematographer László Kovács, associate producer Bill Hayw...

  • Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda at Cannes

    This segment from the French television program “Pour le cinéma” shows actor-director-writer Dennis Hopper and actor Peter Fonda bringing EASY RIDER to the Cannes Film Festival. It was directed by Pierre Mignot and originally aired on May 22, 1969.

  • Steve Blauner on EASY RIDER

    The following interview with Steve Blauner—the S in the production company BBS—was conducted in Los Angeles in 2010.

  • Original Theatrical Trailer 2