Director: Dennis Hopper Run Time: 95 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1969
Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Phil Spector
Directed by Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider shows the real and metaphorical journey of two bikers Captain America and Billy (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) as they travel from Los Angeles to Florida. Along the way they realize the fabric of American culture is so fundamentally flawed that the promise of change invoked by the counter culture in the early 1960s seems to fade away. And although the tagline says that it’s about “a man who went looking for American…but couldn’t find it,” it seems more dangerous to suggest that perhaps he did.