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Kerouac, the Movie (1985)

Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Coyote ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Alwan Cindy Alwan
David Andrews ... Dean Moriarty
Leon Benedict Leon Benedict ... Father
William S. Burroughs ... Himself (novelist)
Carolyn Cassady Carolyn Cassady ... Herself (novelist)
Ann Charters Ann Charters ... Herself (Kerouac biographer)
Sam Charters Sam Charters ... Himself (jazz historian)
Jack Coulter Jack Coulter ... Jack Kerouac
Robert Creeley Robert Creeley ... Himself (poet)
Michelle DeFors Michelle DeFors
Kurt Deibel Kurt Deibel
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti ... Himself (poet)
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (poet)
Seth Goldstein Seth Goldstein ... Young Kerouac
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Storyline

Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with Kerouac's friends and contemporaries such as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, and Edie Parker. Narrator Peter Coyote reads sections of Kerouac's (mostly autobiographical) books as an actor recreates scenes from Kerouac's life. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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"One of the best films of its kind" - San Francisco Chronicle See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats See more »

Filming Locations:

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Features excerpts from Maggie Cassidy, Dr. Sax, Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Vanity of Duluoz, Desolation Angels, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, On the Road, The Town and the City. See more »

Connections

Features Firing Line: The Hippies (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got the World On a String
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
By Duke Ellington
[Prestige-ASCAP]
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Definition of the beat generation
10 August 2007 | by maike-1See all my reviews

This movie reminded me of Jim Morrison's life. Key issues that came up were: getting inspiration to write, staying motivated and staying true to yourself. I liked the strings of poetry that were read and seeing some top poets talk about their experiences. All in all I thought it was an educational and fun movie to watch. If you want to understand the real definition of the Beat generation - this would be a great movie to watch. It has a documentary style, funky jazz background music and footage of Jack Kerouac. There is some philosophical subject matter which is still true today - and it makes you think about life and its purpose.


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