Official Trailer for 'Along for the Ride' Documentary on Dennis Hopper

October 27, 2017
Source: Vimeo

Along for the Ride Doc Trailer

An official trailer has arrived for a documentary titled Along for the Ride, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year. Along for the Ride profiles the life and career of actor Dennis Hopper, who you will recognize from all kinds of different movies over the years. Hopper passed away in 2010, but earned two Oscar nominations over his long career. "Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-American madman." The doc includes a score by Gemma Thompson of the critically acclaimed band Savages, along with plenty of interviews with his friends and colleagues including Wim Wenders, Dwight Yoakam, David Lynch, Michael Madsen, Dean Stockwell, and many others. "Through the triumph of Easy Rider, the magnificent career suicide of The Last Movie, the overlooked masterpiece Out of the Blue, and a midlife comeback after plenty of booze and brawling, Along for the Ride is a vivacious work of film biography with a freewheeling style that’s only appropriate to its anarchic subject." Watch the trailer below.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Nick Ebeling's documentary Along for the Ride, from Vimeo:

Along for the Ride Doc Poster

Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-American madman—the many sides of Dennis Hopper are explored in Nick Ebeling's remarkable documentary confirming Hopper as a major filmmaker, a fact often eclipsed by his legend. Offering commentary from a rich array of figures from Hopper’s life, Along for the Ride features insightful contributions from Frank Gehry, Ed Ruscha, Tony Shafrazi, Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Michael Madsen, Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamblyn, Linda Manz, Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewett, Julian Schnabel and Dwight Yoakam – all set to a dazzling original score by Gemma Thompson of the critically acclaimed band Savages. Along for the Ride is directed by filmmaker Nick Ebeling, of a few short docs previously making his feature-length debut. The doc will be released in select theaters in NY starting November 3rd, then in LA in December, later this fall. So who's interested?

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Now there was an interesting cat. His scene with Walken in True Romance is one of my all time favorite scenes.

grimjob on Oct 27, 2017


Haven't seen it, I'll keep an eye out for it. By the way, which film of his did you work on?

grimjob on Oct 27, 2017


Isn't that the entire problem with casting a person in the right character? Some people just fit in a certain part of a movie, but not in the other. The biggest problem is maybe that actors think they can play every character, but in fact they are also bound to their own inner living. Robert the Niro for instance in his last couple of movies, they all suck big time, because the guy needed the money...

ari smulders on Oct 27, 2017



DAVIDPD on Oct 27, 2017


I don't know, he was a very strange bird. Sometimes very interesting to watch in the films, but he didn't seem to be a person one wants to meet. I'm not sure if I want to see this. Nothing against Dennis Hopper, I just don't see anything interesting and good reason to watch it..

shiboleth on Oct 27, 2017


Many of the most interesting people aren't ones you'd want to meet in real life. Ergo that'd be a reason to watch this, and your argument doesn't make sense to me.

Terry Craig on Oct 28, 2017


True, I can agree with that. A lot of of outstanding people are not outstanding enough to give a person the reason for meeting them. And yes, I believe that goes for Hopper. But I said also that he was strange, peculiar even, but not really outstanding. Yes, there was something special about him, but not outstandingly enough to consider him interesting as a big author. That he wasn't. In my view, of course. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Oct 28, 2017


Thanks for sharing Bo. Was never a fan of him, but I liked him in waterworld as the crazy Deacon.

tarek on Oct 27, 2017


Not a Lynch fan either. I loved his Dune though.

tarek on Oct 28, 2017


It worked for me, because I watched the movie and then read the book. It usually works better this way. Dune had this soft wackiness and onirism that appealed to me. I understand why people don't like it. My dad used to avoid it, up until one day he started to really appreciate it. Why? I can't tell. Maybe he took a bite of spice... ;D

tarek on Oct 28, 2017


I liked Dennis Hopper. I've read some crazy stuff about him, but I don't think I'm ready for this documentary, made to immortalize him. Although, I think he did some breakthrough stuff with Easy Rider.

Movies Are Fun on Oct 27, 2017


Great insight bo! Thanks for sharing..

ari smulders on Oct 27, 2017

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