Five Easy Pieces
About the Film:
Jack Nicholson and Karen Black star in this classic 1970 road trip film.
Once a promising pianist from a family of classical musicians, Bobby Eroica Dupea (Nicholson, in his first major starring role) leads a blue-collar life as an oil rigger, living with waitress girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black) and bowling with their friends Elton (Billy "Green" Bush) and Stoney (Fannie Flagg). Feeling suffocated by responsibilities, Bobby seeks out his sister, Tita (Lois Smith), and, discovering that his father is gravely ill, he reluctantly heads back to the patrician family compound in Puget Sound with a pregnant Rayette in tow.