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Easy Rider

Rated R, 94 min. Directed by Dennis Hopper. Starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Luke Askew, Toni Basil.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Tue., Aug. 22, 2000

This is the movie by which Hollywood discovered the commercial power of “youth culture.” Fonda and Hopper’s now-classic film hit the old guard with the force of a rifle shot to the head. Today, Easy Rider may be seen as an old hippies’ road movie, but once upon a time it was the road least traveled. The film also marked a professional breakthrough in popularity for Jack Nicholson.
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