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** Peter Fonda and Creator/DennisHopper quarrelled continually during the shoot. As the film's producer, Fonda did his utmost to have co-star and director Hopper fired.
** A paranoid Hopper demanded that cameraman Barry Feinstein hand over all the footage he'd shot, so he could keep it safe in his room. An enraged Fernstein hurled the film cans at him, and the two got into a brawl and fell through the door of one of the motel rooms. They got up and stared at the sight of Fonda in bed with Karen Black and Toni Basil (though Black denied this). Fernstein wasn't distracted for long, and threw a television set at Hopper.

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** Peter Fonda Creator/PeterFonda and Creator/DennisHopper quarrelled continually during the shoot. As the film's producer, Fonda did his utmost to have co-star and director Hopper fired.
** A paranoid Hopper demanded that cameraman Barry Feinstein hand over all the footage he'd shot, so he could keep it safe in his room. An enraged Fernstein hurled the film cans at him, and the two got into a brawl and fell through the door of one of the motel rooms. They got up and stared at the sight of Fonda in bed with Karen Black Creator/KarenBlack and Toni Basil (though Black denied this). Fernstein wasn't distracted for long, and threw a television set at Hopper.



** Terry Southern had written the George Hanson part for his friend Creator/RipTorn. However, after Torn and Hopper nearly came to blows one night before production at a restaurant in New York, Creator/JackNicholson got cast instead, [[StarMakingRole and the rest is history]]. Nicholson declared about the shoot that "Everyone wanted to kill one another and put one another in institutions", while Karen Black described production as 'insane'.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is a product of the late 1960s counterculture and it shows.

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** Terry Southern had written the George Hanson part for his friend Creator/RipTorn. However, after Torn and Hopper nearly came to blows one night before production at a restaurant in New York, Creator/JackNicholson got cast instead, [[StarMakingRole and the rest is history]]. Nicholson declared about the shoot that "Everyone wanted to kill one another and put one another in institutions", while Karen Black Creator/KarenBlack described production as 'insane'.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is a product of the late 1960s main characters receive (murderous) persecution for being counterculture bikers in the Deep South. In more modern times, "outlaw" culture has become embraced in the South, and it shows.bikers dressed like them wouldn't be seen as anything particularly noteworthy.


* SleeperHit: A NoBudget psychadelic biker made by a bunch of stoners and B-actors not only made its money back, but helped shape American independent cinema.

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* SleeperHit: A NoBudget psychadelic biker movie made by a bunch of stoners and B-actors not only made its money back, but helped shape American independent cinema.


** Music/BobDylan was asked to contribute music, but was reluctant to use his own recording of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", so a version performed by Byrds frontman Roger [=McGuinn=] was used instead. Dylan was also asked by Peter Fonda to contribute a theme song, but instead scribbled a few lines on a napkin and handed them to Fonda, telling him "Give this to [=McGuinn=]. He'll know what to do with it." [=McGuinn=] used those lyrics to pen "The Ballad of Easy Rider".

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** Music/BobDylan was asked to contribute music, but was reluctant to use his own recording of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", so a version performed by Byrds [[Music/TheByrds Byrds]] frontman Roger [=McGuinn=] was used instead. Dylan was also asked by Peter Fonda to contribute a theme song, but instead scribbled a few lines on a napkin and handed them to Fonda, telling him "Give this to [=McGuinn=]. He'll know what to do with it." [=McGuinn=] used those lyrics to pen "The Ballad of Easy Rider".


** Music/BobDylan was asked to contribute music, but was reluctant to use his own recording of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", so a version performed by Byrds frontman Roger [=McGuinn=] was used instead.

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** Music/BobDylan was asked to contribute music, but was reluctant to use his own recording of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", so a version performed by Byrds frontman Roger [=McGuinn=] was used instead. Dylan was also asked by Peter Fonda to contribute a theme song, but instead scribbled a few lines on a napkin and handed them to Fonda, telling him "Give this to [=McGuinn=]. He'll know what to do with it." [=McGuinn=] used those lyrics to pen "The Ballad of Easy Rider".

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** Terry Southern had written the George Hanson part for his friend Creator/RipTorn. However, after Torn and Hopper nearly came to blows one night before production at a restaurant in New York, Creator/JackNicholson got cast instead, [[StarMakingRole and the rest is history]]. Nicholson declared about the shoot that "Everyone wanted to kill one another and put one another in institutions", while Karen Black described production as 'insane'.


* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In an interview with Creator/JayLeno on ''Series/{{The Tonight Show|WithJayLeno}}'', Hopper claimed Rip Torn was fired from ''Easy Rider'' and replaced by Nicholson (see What Could Have Been for more) because he pulled a knife on him at a bar during pre-production. Torn later sued Hopper, stating that Hopper pulled the knife and not him. Torn won the suit and Hopper was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands worth of damages.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In an interview with Creator/JayLeno on ''Series/{{The Tonight Show|WithJayLeno}}'', Hopper claimed Rip Torn Creator/RipTorn was fired from ''Easy Rider'' and replaced by Nicholson (see What Could Have Been for more) because he pulled a knife on him at a bar during pre-production. Torn later sued Hopper, stating that Hopper pulled the knife and not him. Torn won the suit and Hopper was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands worth of damages.



** Rip Torn was to be cast in this movie instead of Creator/JackNicholson, but Torn got into a fight with Dennis Hopper during pre-production and left, resulting in his replacement by Nicholson. See RoleEndingMisdemeanor above for more. Creator/BruceDern was also considered for the role.

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** Rip Torn Creator/RipTorn was to be cast in this movie instead of Creator/JackNicholson, but Torn got into a fight with Dennis Hopper during pre-production and left, resulting in his replacement by Nicholson. See RoleEndingMisdemeanor above for more. Creator/BruceDern was also considered for the role.


* HostilityOnTheSet: Peter Fonda and Creator/DennisHopper quarrelled continually during the shoot. As the film's producer, Fonda did his utmost to have co-star and director Hopper fired.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: HostilityOnTheSet:
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Peter Fonda and Creator/DennisHopper quarrelled continually during the shoot. As the film's producer, Fonda did his utmost to have co-star and director Hopper fired.



* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In an interview with Creator/JayLeno on ''Franchise/TheTonightShow'', Hopper claimed Rip Torn was fired from ''Easy Rider'' and replaced by Nicholson (see What Could Have Been for more) because he pulled a knife on him at a bar during pre-production. Torn later sued Hopper, stating that Hopper pulled the knife and not him. Torn won the suit and Hopper was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands worth of damages.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In an interview with Creator/JayLeno on ''Franchise/TheTonightShow'', ''Series/{{The Tonight Show|WithJayLeno}}'', Hopper claimed Rip Torn was fired from ''Easy Rider'' and replaced by Nicholson (see What Could Have Been for more) because he pulled a knife on him at a bar during pre-production. Torn later sued Hopper, stating that Hopper pulled the knife and not him. Torn won the suit and Hopper was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands worth of damages.



** During Creator/JackNicholson's "UFO" speech, Creator/DennisHopper was intent on getting him very stoned on marijuana. The laughing that eventually broke up his speech was not planned, and when Nicholson repeats the line "it . . . it . . . would be devastating . . . " it was the next take.

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** During Creator/JackNicholson's "UFO" speech, Creator/DennisHopper was intent on getting him very stoned on marijuana. The laughing that eventually broke up his speech was not planned, and when Nicholson repeats the line "it . . . it . . . "it ... it ... would be devastating . . . devastating ..." it was the next take.


* TroubledProduction: Creator/DennisHopper and Creator/PeterFonda were constantly at odds with each other, the bikes were stolen (Fonda's declared motivation for his delivery of "We blew it") and Hopper proved to be a Prima Donna Director, eventually leading to the studio sending him on a paid vacation while they recut the film in his absence to a more manageable length (Hopper's original cut was 220 minutes long).
** Karen Black described the shoot as 'insane'. According to Creator/JackNicholson, "Everyone wanted to kill one another and put one another in institutions".

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* TroubledProduction: Mostly due to the aforementioned HostilityOnTheSet, along with things such as the bikes getting stolen. Creator/DennisHopper and Creator/PeterFonda were constantly at odds with each other, the bikes were stolen (Fonda's declared motivation for his delivery of "We blew it") and Hopper proved turning out to be a Prima Donna Director, eventually leading to PrimaDonnaDirector also helped, with the studio sending even having to send him on to a paid vacation while they recut the film in to cut his absence abusive 220 minute cut to a more manageable length (Hopper's original cut was 220 minutes long).
** Karen Black described the shoot as 'insane'. According to Creator/JackNicholson, "Everyone wanted to kill one another and put one another in institutions".
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* InspirationForTheWork: Creator/PeterFonda got the idea for this movie after seeing a picture of he and Creator/BruceDern on their motorcycles. He got Creator/DennisHopper (who was planning to get out of the acting business and become a teacher at the time) involved when he promised him he could direct the film.

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* InspirationForTheWork: Creator/PeterFonda got the idea for this movie after seeing a picture of he and Creator/BruceDern on their motorcycles.motorcycles in ''Film/TheWildAngels''. He got Creator/DennisHopper (who was planning to get out of the acting business and become a teacher at the time) involved when he promised him he could direct the film.



** Creator/PeterFonda wanted Music/CrosbyStillsAndNash to do the soundtrack. Creator/DennisHopper refused, telling the band that anyone who drove around in limos as they did had no comprehension of the film, telling them, "If you guys try to get into the studio again, I may have to cause you some bodily harm".

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** Creator/PeterFonda wanted Music/CrosbyStillsAndNash to do write an entirely original soundtrack for the soundtrack. film, but this failed to materialize for two reasons. For one, cutter Donn Cambern edited the footage much more closely to what were only meant as temporary tracks than was customary at the time, which led to everyone involved finding them much more suited to the material than they had originally thought. On the other hand, Creator/DennisHopper refused, increasingly got control over every aspect over the course of the project and decided to throw CSNY out behind Fonda's back, telling the band that anyone as an excuse, "Look, you guys are really good musicians, but honestly, anybody who drove around rides in limos as they did had a limo can't comprehend my movie, so I'm gonna have to say no comprehension of the film, telling them, "If to this, and if you guys try to get into in the studio again, I may have to cause you some bodily harm".harm."
** Music/BobDylan was asked to contribute music, but was reluctant to use his own recording of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", so a version performed by Byrds frontman Roger [=McGuinn=] was used instead.

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* SleeperHit: A NoBudget psychadelic biker made by a bunch of stoners and B-actors not only made its money back, but helped shape American independent cinema.


* InspirationForTheWork: Creator/PeterFonda got the idea for this movie after seeing a picture of he and Creator/BruceDern on their motorcycles. He got Creator/DennisHopper (who was planning to get out of the acting business and become a teacher at the time) involved when he promised him he could direct the film.



* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In an interview with Jay Leno on ''Franchise/TheTonightShow'', Hopper claimed Rip Torn was fired from ''Easy Rider'' and replaced by Nicholson (see What Could Have Been for more) because he pulled a knife on him at a bar during pre-production. Torn later sued Hopper, stating that Hopper pulled the knife and not him. Torn won the suit and Hopper was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands worth of damages.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In an interview with Jay Leno Creator/JayLeno on ''Franchise/TheTonightShow'', Hopper claimed Rip Torn was fired from ''Easy Rider'' and replaced by Nicholson (see What Could Have Been for more) because he pulled a knife on him at a bar during pre-production. Torn later sued Hopper, stating that Hopper pulled the knife and not him. Torn won the suit and Hopper was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands worth of damages.



* WrittenByCastMember: Creator/DennisHopper and Peter Fonda wrote the script with Terry Southern.

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* WrittenByCastMember: Creator/DennisHopper and Peter Fonda wrote the script with Terry Southern.Southern.
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* HostilityOnTheSet: Peter Fonda and Creator/DennisHopper quarrelled continually during the shoot. As the film's producer, Fonda did his utmost to have co-star and director Hopper fired.
** A paranoid Hopper demanded that cameraman Barry Feinstein hand over all the footage he'd shot, so he could keep it safe in his room. An enraged Fernstein hurled the film cans at him, and the two got into a brawl and fell through the door of one of the motel rooms. They got up and stared at the sight of Fonda in bed with Karen Black and Toni Basil (though Black denied this). Fernstein wasn't distracted for long, and threw a television set at Hopper.


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** George's ni-ck, ni-ck, ni-ck gesture after taking a swig of booze was ad-libbed by Jack Nicholson. It was stolen from a friend of his who was nicknamed Reddog.


** Wyatt and Billy being pulled over by cop while driving their motorcycles across the highway.

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** Wyatt and Billy being pulled over by cop cops while driving their motorcycles across the highway.



** Wyatt and Billy checking in hotel before going over to Madam Tinkertoy's.

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** Wyatt and Billy checking in into a hotel before going over to Madam Tinkertoy's.



* PrimaDonnaDirector: Creator/DennisHopper was in a state of drug-induced paranoia and he screamed at everyone. It got to the point where some crew members secretly recorded his tirades and sent the tapes to the production company in Los Angeles to explain why so many of them quit the film.
** During one meeting at Columbia, he stood up and stuffed his finger in an executive's nose.
** During test shooting on location in New Orleans, he fought with the production's ad hoc crew for control. At one point he entered into a physical confrontation with photographer Barry Feinstein, who was one of the camera operators for the shoot. After this turmoil, Hopper and Creator/PeterFonda decided to assemble a proper crew for the rest of the film.


* DirectedByCastMember: Creator/DennnisHopper made his directorial debut.

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* DirectedByCastMember: Creator/DennnisHopper Creator/DennisHopper made his directorial debut.


* DirectedByCastmember: Creator/DennnisHopper made his directorial debut.

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* DirectedByCastmember: DirectedByCastMember: Creator/DennnisHopper made his directorial debut.



* WrittenByCastmember: Creator/DennisHopper and Peter Fonda wrote the script with Terry Southern.

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* WrittenByCastmember: WrittenByCastMember: Creator/DennisHopper and Peter Fonda wrote the script with Terry Southern.

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