Peter Fonda was brilliant in that period between The Wild Angels up to say Future World, then the parts dropped off a bit and his pictures after I’ve seen less and less of. That period of Easy Rider, Hired Hand, Dirty Mary, Open Season, Race With The Devil, 92 In The Shade was just fabulous. I mean yeah it helps that I’m also a big fan of Warren Oates like but even so, Fonda was great.
I recently picked up Open Season (aka Recon Game) in paperback format. Looks like new. I can’t wait to read that. The film deserves a proper BD release, coz the German disc I have is fairly terrible quality! For those that haven’t seen it, check it out, it’s Peter Fonda completely cast against type, along with Richard Lynch and John Philip Law, as three disturbed Vietnam Vets that go on their yearly ‘hunting’ trip.
I just remembered that he was part of a famous drug taking session that included John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Jim McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds. As the group was tripping Fonda kept saying 'I know what it's like to be dead' to which Lennon replied 'You're making me feel like I've never been born.' The exchange helped inspire Lennon to write the song "Tomorrow Never Dies" or so the legend goes.