Five Easy Pieces Poster

Release Date: November 19th, 1970

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette (Karen Black). But when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he wants to reunite with his estranged family in the state of Washington. He and Rayette take a road trip that brings the two paths of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg, Sally Struthers, Ralph Waite, Helena Kallianiotes

Director: Bob Rafelson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Criterion Collection, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Father, Girlfriend, Mother, 1970s, Family, Sister


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Based on Factual Material or on Story Material Not Previoulsy Published or Produced)