Easy Rider

Synopsis: Two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting 'alternative lifestyles' who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for 'a place to stand' are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. Death comes to seem the only freedom. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are insulted by the local rednecks as weirdo degenerates. They are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and t
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Dennis Hopper
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

and he can see that...

He won't know what it is, man.

Don't worry, Billy.

Everything's all right.

All right, all right.

I don't know, man.

I do.

Everything's fine, Billy.

- Well...

- That's all taken care of.

I like that.

I pulled in to Nazareth

Was feelin' 'bout half past dead

I just need some place

Where I can lay my head

Hey, mister, can you tell me

Where a man might find a bed

He just grinned and shook my hand

"No" was all he said

Take a load off, Fanny

Take a load for free

Take a load off, Fanny


You put the load right on me

I picked up my bag

I went lookin' for a place to hide

Then I saw old Carmen

and the devil

Walkin' side by side

I said, Hey, Carmen

Come on, let's go downtown

She said, I gotta go

But my friend can stick around

Take a load off, Fanny

Take a load for free

Take a load off, Fanny


You put the load right on me


Take a load off, Fanny

Take a load for free

Take a load off, Fanny


You put the load right on me

- How much further we gotta go, man?

- I don't know.

Not much further.

That's what you said this morning.

I sometimes say it all day.


You say it all day, huh?

We don't have much longer.

We'll be there soon.

We gotta get to Mardi Gras, man.

We're going to Mardi Gras.

Little heart is set on that, huh?

We got a week.

That's a week away, man.

It's a long way to Mardi Gras, baby.

It won't take us a week

to get to New Orleans.


I think I'm gonna crash.

I think you have crashed, man.

I keep seeing things

jumping all over the place.

- Really?

- Yeah, look.

- What is it?

- It's a moth.

- A what?

- Moth.


It's a weird place, man.

Oh, man.

That smoke's getting to me.

But I notice you're not moving.

Where you from, man?

Can I have a light?

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Peter Fonda

Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda (by first wife Susan Brewer, stepdaughter of Noah Dietrich). Fonda was a part of the counterculture of the 1960s.He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Easy Rider (1969), and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Ulee's Gold (1997). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Fonda also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999). more…

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