THE LINE: “This used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.”
THE FILM: A 1969 biker drama starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, this misadventure movie was a seminal film in the counterculture movement of the time. Nicholson’s character is a drunken lawyer who leaves square-dom behind…at the same moment the rest of the country does. Nicholson got his first Oscar nomination for the part.