Cast and Crew: Lazlo Kovacs (Director of Photography); Phil Spector, Toni Basil, Karen Black, Bridget Fonda, Dan Haggerty, Carrie Snodgress
What It’s About: Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) sell some drugs and use the proceeds on a motorcycle trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, in search of America.
Why Watch it Today?: Dennis Hopper, born on this date in 1936, earned much of his fame and reputation with Easy Rider, which he directed and co-wrote with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern. The film features breathtaking scenery (especially if you get to see it on the big screen), functioned as Jack Nicholson’s breakout film, and is a perfect time capsule.