Easy Rider

Summer of '69

Director: 
Dennis Hopper
Year: 
1969
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
95 mins
Cast: 
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream. After the film’s cross-country journey—with its radical, New Wave–style editing, outsider-rock soundtrack, revelatory performance by a young Jack Nicholson, and explosive ending—the American road trip would never be the same.