Five Easy Pieces Movie Review 1970

Information and Film Reviews for Five Easy Pieces the Movie

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Nicholson's superb acting brings to life this character study of a talented musician who has given up a promising career and now works on the oil rigs. After a few years he returns home to attempt one last communication with his dying father and perhaps, reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness. Black, Anspach, and Bush create especially memorable characters. Nicholson ordering toast via a chicken salad sandwich is a classic.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Diner, Dads, Torrid Love Scenes, Black Gold, Waiters & Waitresses, Rebel Without a Cause, Director/Star Teams: Rafelson & Nicholson, 4 Bones
Adrien (Carole Eastman) Joyce, Bob Rafelson
Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Lois Smith, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, Helena Kallianiotes, Richard Stahl, Lorna Thayer
Laszlo Kovacs
Bob Rafelson


Golden Globes 1971: Support. Actress (Black); Natl. Bd. of Review 1970: Support. Actress (Black), Natl. Film Reg. 2000;; N.Y. Film Critics 1970: Director (Rafelson), Film, Support. Actress (Black); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1970: Support. Actress (Smith).

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