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Thumbnail for Five Easy Pieces (1970) Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Notable as: DramaGenre: drama film, road movieNarrative location: California, WashingtonRuntime: 96 - 98 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: CaliforniaDirector: Bob RafelsonScreenwriter: Carole Eastman, Bob RafelsonCinematography: László KovácsStars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Fannie Flagg, Sally Struthers, Lois Smith, Billy "Green" Bush, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, Toni Basil, John P. Ryan, Lorna Thayer, Helena Kallianiotes, Richard StahlProducer: Bob RafelsonAwards won: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (Karen Black)
National Film Registry
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Lois Smith)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director (Bob Rafelson)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film (Bob Rafelson)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Bob Rafelson)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Bob Rafelson, Carole Eastman)
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. The film stars Jack Nicholson, with Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, and Sally Struthers in supporting roles. The film tells the story of a surly oil rig worker, Bobby Dupea, whose seemingly rootless, blue-collar existence belies his privileged youth as a piano prodigy. When Bobby learns that his father is dying, he goes home to see him, bringing along his pregnant girlfriend, Rayette, a waitress. Nicholson and Black were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances. The film was selected to be preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Film Registry in 2000.


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