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Five Easy Pieces


Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg View All


Bob Rafelson (Director), Carole Eastman (Screenplay), Bob Rafelson (Story), Carole Eastman (Story) View All

Release: Sep. 12th, 1970
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
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The film Five Easy Pieces was released and first shown in the last months I lived in Canada(9/70-/7/71) before becoming an international pioneer for the Canadian Baha' community in Australia. I did...
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OK, so this is supposed to be an amazing movie, one for the ages. Well, I missed the boat on this one. I get the movie, the story line(s), the culture cross-over, but I felt like punching a baby watch...

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Five Easy Pieces is a film I can truly sink into when I'm in the right mood, because there's so much truth and atmosphere in this film.
Bob Rafelson's 1970 film stars Jack Nicholson as Robert Eroica Dupea, an upper-class drop-out who becomes a drifter working on oil rigs.
Citizen Rules
At the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971 the youth orientated film, Five Easy Pieces, caused a bit of a stir when it was nominated for four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor Jack Nicholson, Best Lead Actress Karen Black and Best Screenplay...it won none of them.
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