Easy Rider

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.

Trivia: Three of the motorcycles used throughout the film were stolen shortly before the film was finished.

Trivia: There was no full script - much of the dialogue was just made up on the spot.


Trivia: Peter Fonda originally wanted Crosby, Stills and Nash to do the soundtrack but after hearing Steppenwolfs "Born To Be Wild" he decided it belonged in the movie.


Trivia: Despite receiving prominent billing, Jack Nicholson doesn't appear until 43 minutes into the film, and has only 17 minutes of screen time.

Trivia: The New Orleans graveyard scene was filmed without a permit. You can hear the very real police cars coming to arrest the cast, sirens blaring. They got out fast.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the redneck cafe scene, George is seen entering wearing his helmet and he can be seen in a mirror to be sitting. When the camera switches to the guys' table, continuing the motion, George's helmet is sitting on the table. (01:04:47)

More mistakes in Easy Rider

Deputy: Whatcha think we oughta do with them?
Cat Man: I don't never know. But I don't think they'll make the parish line.

More quotes from Easy Rider

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?

Answer: Correct: it is the same group of bigots, who has tracked them down in order to beat them.

Rooster of Doom

More questions & answers from Easy Rider

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.