Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. The films stars Fonda, Hopper and Jack Nicholson. The success of the film helped spark the New Hollywood era of filmmaking during the early 1970s.


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.




  • Jack Nicholson as George Hanson
  • George Fowler, Jr. as Guard
  • Keith Green as Sheriff


  • Hayward Robillard as Cat Man
  • Arnold Hess, Jr. as Deputy
  • Buddy Causey, Jr. as Customer #1
  • Duffy Lafont as Customer #2
  • Blasé M. Dawson as Customer #3
  • Paul Guedry as Customer #4
  • Suzie Ramagos as Girl #1
  • Elida Ann Hebert as Girl #2
  • Rose LeBlanc as Girl #3
  • Mary Kaye Hebert as Girl #4
  • Cynthia Grezaffi as Girl #5
  • Colette Purpera as Girl #6
  • House of Blue Lights

House of Blue Lights

  • Toni Basil as Mary
  • Karen Black as Karen
  • Lea Marmer as Madame
  • Cathé Cozzi as Dancing Girl
  • Thea Salerno as Hooker #1
  • Anne McClain as Hooker #2
  • Beatriz Monteil as Hooker #3
  • Marcia Bowman as Hooker #4

Pickup Truck

  • David C. Billodeau
  • Johnny David


Critical responseEdit

The film holds an 86% "Certified Fresh" rating on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 44 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10.

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