The American Dreamer
The American Dreamer (1971)

Dennis Hopper, who has been seen onscreen in small roles from the mid-50s, hit paydirt in Easy Rider, released in 1969. Aimed at the audience that attended Easy Rider, American Dreamer is a documentary/biography of Dennis Hopper. While this… More

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Andrew Pollard
Starburst

The American Dreamer is a wonderful look at a complex figure dealing with his own place in an ever-changing world.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

There is a fuzzy underground feel to this film: choppy editing, sudden freeze frames, maundering voiceover. It has archival value as a study of Hopper and a footnote to the American new wave.

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Eric Broome
An underground documentary about Dennis Hopper at the peak of his hippie-era hedonism sounds exciting but, unfortunately, "The American Dreamer"… More