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Heart Beat (1980)

R  |   |  Drama  |  24 September 1980 (France)
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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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Ira
Ann Dusenberry ...
Stevie
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Dick
Mary Margaret Amato ...
Waitress
Kent Williams ...
Ogden
Susan Niven ...
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Sharon Lee ...
Blonde in Car
Stephen Davies ...
Bob Bendix
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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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The editor's line "It's not writing, it's typing" was Truman Capote's evaluation of Kerouac's work. See more »

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THE TWIST
Written by Hank Ballard
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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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