Continuity mistake: Billy and Wyatt and the two commune women are having a swim in a water basin. Wyatt is sitting on the rim, splashing his feet in the water, and 'his' girl starts swimming towards him. Then it cuts to a frontal close-up of her smiling at him, but you can still see his feet splashing in the background. (00:39:30)
After many bizarre and heartbreaking events (George Hanson's (Nicholson) death, a psychedelic LSD trip), Wyatt/Captain America (Fonda) and Billy's (Hopper) long journey is brought to an end, when Wyatt realises their search for freedom, was a spiritual failure. While on their way to Florida, a couple of rednecks in a pickup truck pull up beside them. The passenger points a shotgun at Billy and taunts him. He then shoots Billy. Wyatt turns around to help Billy. The rednecks turn around, and shoot Wyatt off his bike as he drives towards them to get help for Billy. The shell hits the gas tank on Wyatt's bike, causing it to explode.
Billy: You must be some important dude, man. Like, that treatment.
George Hanson: Dude? What does he mean, dude? Dude ranch?
Captain America: Hell no. Dude means - nice guy, you know. Dude means: regular sort of person.
George Hanson: Well, you boys don't look like you're from this part of the country.
Trivia: When Wyatt, Billy and George Hanson enter the diner, all the people in the diner were local inhabitants of that town - none of them were actors. Same for the two rednecks who shoot Wyatt and Billy from their truck, at the end of the film - they weren't actors and that was their pickup truck.
Question: When George is killed by the hoodlums in the middle of the night one of them appears to be wearing a hat similar to the one worn previously by the prejudice guy in the restaurant. Are they supposed to be one and the same?
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