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Heart Beat (1980)

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The life and friendship between the icons of the Beat Generation - Neal Cassady, Carloyn Cassady and Jack Kerouac.

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The life and friendship between the icons of the Beat Generation - Neal Cassady, Carloyn Cassady and Jack Kerouac.

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They shocked us. They outraged us. They didn't do anything wrong. They just did it first.

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I LOVE HER TOO
Vocal by Aaron Neville
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Lyrics by Buffy Sainte-Marie and John Byrum
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20 June 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Heart Beat is an excellent little film. All of the actors manage to capture their characters. Subtle dynamic between cassidy and kerouac without a lot of 'acting'. Altho ray sharkey is a bit nuts, i suspect his ginsberg is not far off the mark. a good film & one i recommend.


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