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Easy Rider (1969)

Updated: Jun 12

R | 1h 35min | 8/10 | #Drama #Adventure

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

"Easy Rider" follows two bikers, Wyatt and Billy, who travel across America in search of freedom and the true meaning of the American Dream. Along the way, they encounter various people and experience the cultural shifts of the 1960s.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

"Easy Rider" (1969) is a groundbreaking film that captures the spirit of the 1960s counterculture. Directed by Dennis Hopper and starring Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson, the film explores themes of freedom and societal unrest. Its stunning cinematography, iconic soundtrack, and powerful performances make it a cultural touchstone and a timeless classic in independent filmmaking.


➱ CREDITS:

Director: Dennis Hopper

Writers:

- Peter Fonda

- Dennis Hopper

- Terry Southern

Starring:

- Peter Fonda as Wyatt

- Dennis Hopper as Billy

- Jack Nicholson as George Hanson

Produced by:

- Peter Fonda

Production Companies:

- Pando Company Inc.

- Raybert Productions

Cinematography: László Kovács

Edited by: Donn Cambern

Music by: Various Artists

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Release date: July 14, 1969

Run Time: 1h 35min

Country: USA

Languages: English

Budget: $0.4 million

Box office: $60 million


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➱ DETAILED PARENTAL GUIDANCE:

Sexual Content - Mild 

- Two couples swim naked in a pool, but no nudity is visible as they remain underwater.

- It is subtly implied that a man between two gravestones is receiving oral sex; however, the view below his waist is blocked by two other characters. His facial expression suggests the act.

- Full frontal nudity is shown for just under a minute during an LSD scene.

- There are a couple of sexual references throughout the film.


Violence & Bloodshed - Moderate

- The film includes some scenes of physical violence and mild gore.


Offensive Language - Mild

- One of the first songs in the film uses the word "goddamn" multiple times.

- There are 3 uses of "damn," 1 use of "asshole," 1 use of "hell," and 4 uses of milder insults like "hick" and "weirdo."

- At one point, someone flips off another person.


Substance Use - Severe

- A drug deal is depicted, with characters sampling cocaine on the spot.

- Marijuana is smoked throughout the entire movie.

- Cocaine is primarily used in the beginning scenes.

- Alcohol is consumed in a few scenes.

- Characters take LSD, followed by a cinematic representation of an acid trip.

- Much of the substance abuse depicted is reported to have been unsimulated.


Disturbing & Intense Scenes - Mild

- A scene where characters are beaten may upset some viewers.

- Verbal harassment against Billy and long-haired men may be disturbing to some.

- The acid freakout scene is likely unsettling, and the ending scene could shock and upset viewers.

- The LSD acid trip scene lasts around 5 to 7 minutes, showing hallucinations and total randomness.


TRIVIA:

+ "Easy Rider" was one of the first films to use a rock soundtrack.


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