Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence....
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »
Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfriend, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets scared and runs away. But when Joan reappears will he take the chance at that happiness, or will he turn his back on it?Written by
The film is based on a letter written by Cassady to Jack Kerouac in 1950. See more »
Dianne Reeves wasn't born until 1956 but her "Jingle Bells" is used in the soundtrack. See more »
Soon after returning from the New Mexico state reformatory after doing 11 months and 10 days of hard labour you know the song, I uh, I had the rare luck to meet a 16 year old High School beauty. This is October 1945 if you're keeping score. Her name was Mary Jane Greenway; "Cherry Mary", because she lived on cherry street. The other reason for her fruitful name, well... didn't last long.
[cuts to Neal and Mary having sex]
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