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Easy Rider

Release Date: July 14th, 1969

R|1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travelers seeking alternative lifestyles. After a terrifying drug experience in New Orleans, the two travelers wonder if they will ever find a way to live peacefully in America.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, RCA/Columbia

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  • Someday it was inevitable that a great film would come along, utilizing the motorcycle genre, the same way the great Westerns suddenly made everyone realize they were a legitimate American art form, Easy Rider is the picture. show more

  • A finely observed film but insufficiently developed as a satire of middle America. [Review of re-release] show more

  • Fonda and Hopper’s now-classic film hit the old guard with the force of a rifle shot to the head. [Review of re-release] show more

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