Easy Rider: Study Guide

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Easy Rider (1969)
Study Guide
CREDITS DIRECTOR: Dennis Hopper WRITERS: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, & Terry Southern CAST: Peter Fonda (Wyatt) Dennis Hopper (Billy) Jack Nicholson (George Hanson) Luke Askew (Stranger on Highway) Phil Spector (Connection) Karen Black (Karen) Toni Basil (Mary) Antonio Mendoza (Jesus) Mac Mashourian (Bodyguard) Warren Finnerty (Rancher) Tita Colorado (Rancher's Wife) Luana Anders (Lisa) Sabrina Scharf (Sarah) Robert Walker Jr. (Jack) Sandy Brown Wyeth (Joanne)

PRODUCERS: Peter Fonda, William Hayward, Bert Schneider, & Bob Rafelson DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: László Kovács FILM EDITOR: Donn Cambern ART DIRECTION: Jerry Kay SYNOPSIS/IMPORTANT INFORMATION Wyatt and Billy are two motorcycle riders (bikers) on their way to Mardis Gras, and encounter hitchhikers, a drunken lawyer, a jail cell, a whorehouse and the death of a friend. Before shooting Easy Rider, Jack Nicholson planned to quit acting to pursue directing. FILM VIEWING QUESTIONS 1) Identify the places the guys visit. 2) Why are the guys on their way to New Orleans? 3) What is their planned destination? 4) In a conversation with the "Stranger on the Highway" character, the Stranger says he'd like to be...? 5) In the same conversation, Wyatt says he wants to be...? 6) Who's land does the Stranger say they're sitting on? 7) Where did Wyatt want to stay, but Billy talked him out of it?

Easy Rider (1969)
Study Guide
8) Where does Wyatt keep the drug money? 9) What does George ramble on about in the classic camp fire scene? 10) There is a famous scene where the guys hastily exit a restaurant after being endlessly harassed by the locals. What happens next? 11) Who says "You've got a nice place. It's not every man that can live off the land, you know. You do your own thing in your own time. You should be proud."? 12) Who said "They'll talk to you and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em"? 13) Describe the final scene in the...
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