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"Five Easy Pieces" Now Available for Home Viewing

Critic Ken Tucker revisits the classic Jack Nicholson film, now on home video. He says the movie is idiosyncratic, but fizzles out by the end, after Nicholson's character has killed off so many of his emotions.


Other segments from the episode on December 2, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 2, 1988: Interview with Walt Frazier; Commentary on Thelonious Monk; Interview with John Feinstein; Review of the home video release of the film "Five Easy Pieces…


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