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Easy Rider Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

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Wyatt and Billy are two motorcycle riders trying to find America. Throughtout their journey, they meet many interesting people. They meet a Mexican family, a group of hippies, and a drunk lawyer. The problems in the film lies not in the performances of the actors, but how it's constructed. The script, and Dennis Hopper's direction, fail to keep interest, and it's just not very interesting to looking at these two people riding motorcycles throughout the entire show. The film gets at it's worst near the end.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison



Captain America (P. Fonda) and Wild Bill (D. Hopper) wander through US after make big money on a drug deal with cocaine. The guys wanders looking for the search of identity in a world gone crazy and trying to enjoy something more from the life with their custom motorcycles. During the road trip, where time doesn't matter, they knows a hippie community, goes arrested, trip on LSD and marijuana and take a hitchiker (young J. Nicholson) that have strange ideas about martians and alien invaders.
The review of this Movie prepared by Mário Henrique R. Bernardes



On this movie we see the search by the american dream done by two unemployed bikers called Wyatt and Billy (from Wyatt Earp and Billy The Kid). On their search for america they cross the United States smoking marijuana, using lsd, living in a hippie commune and being sidetracked by rednecks. The objective of the bikers is gone for see the Mardi Gras on New Orleans, starting from Los Angeles city. Specially participation of Luke Askew (theatre actor) as the leader of the hippie commune.
The review of this Movie prepared by Mario Romano Bernardes



A vivid period piece about the alienation and stumblings of youth culture in the US toward the end of the 1960s, "Easy Rider" portrays the cross-country motorcycle trip of Wyatt or "Captain America" (director Hopper) and Billy (co-writer Fonda) from LA to New Orleans for Mardis Gras. They encounter "America" (a rancher and his family, a hitchhiker en route to a commune, hookers, rednecks, and George Hanson, a fast-dissipating ACLU lawyer magnificently played by young Jack Nicholson). Although Nicholson and the writers were nominated for Oscars, and Hopper was named best new director at Cannes in 1969, the film seems choppy and dated today, with its drug trip simulation and hippy orgies. But watch for cameos by Phil Spector, Carrie Snodgress, Karen Black, and little Bridget Fonda, and thrill to the soundtrack that features Steppenwolf, the Byrds, the Band, Roger McGuinn, Hendrix, and others.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Easy Rider is a classic buddy film. It displays the friendship between two bikers (Fonda and Hopper) as they go on a biking trip across the Midwest. Along the way, they run into prostitutes, drugs, strangers, new friends (Nicholson), murder, and violence. Along this trip, the two men search for truths and meaning in their lives; the end is also a nice surprise!
The review of this Movie prepared by Blake Wood








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Road trip    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   hippie!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   West    -   Deep South    -   Midwest    -   California Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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