"Easy Rider" is a 1969 road movie directed by Dennis Hopper and written by Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Terry Southern. The film stars Fonda, Hopper, and Jack Nicholson, and it was one of the first successful independent films of the New Hollywood era.
"Easy Rider" is widely considered a landmark film of the counterculture of the 1960s. The film tells the story of two bikers, Wyatt (played by Fonda) and Billy (played by Hopper), as they travel across the country on their motorcycles. Along the way, they encounter a series of adventures and encounters with various characters, including a drug-dealing hippie and a drunken lawyer played by Nicholson. The film is known for its iconic imagery, including its shots of the open road and its depiction of the counterculture lifestyle of the time.
The film was a commercial and critical success, grossing more than $60 million at the box office and earning a positive reception from critics. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay. In the decades since its release, "Easy Rider" has become a cult classic and is widely regarded as one of the defining films of the 1960s and 1970s.
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