Easy Rider

Trivia: Peter Fonda meets up with two prostitutes in the film. One is Karen Black and the other Toni Basil who gave us that neat little hit Mickey in 1981.

Larry Koehn

Trivia: Originally Dennis Hopper didn't want Jack Nicholson in 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: Peter Fonda's daughter, Bridget, appears briefly in a crowd scene.

Trivia: Peter Fonda was an experienced motorcycle rider.


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.


Trivia: Dennis Hopper modelled his character's look after his good friend David Crosby of the group The Byrds.


Continuity mistake: In the early part when Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper are getting their choppers ready, the film clip was reversed. You can tell because the American flag on Fonda's jacket has the stars on the right shoulder, not the left like the rest of the movie. (00:06:10)

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Billy: Where ya from man?
Stranger on the Highway: Hard to say.

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