7.0/10
242
4 user 4 critic

What Happened to Kerouac? (1986)

Writer:

(works "On the Road", "Visions of Cody", "Desolation Angels", "Mexico City Blues" and "Dr. Sax and others")
Reviews

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: John Antonelli
Stars: Peter Coyote, Cindy Alwan, David Andrews
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman
Stars: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Dennis Hopper
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser
Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover
Big Sur (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A recounting of Jack Kerouac's (here known by the name of his fictional alter-ego Jack Duluoz) three sojourns to the cabin in Big Sur, owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Director: Michael Polish
Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An investigation of the Beat Generation.

Director: Janet Forman
Stars: Steve Allen, David Amram, Amiri Baraka
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan
Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney
Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary
Heart Beat (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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

Director: John Byrum
Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A love story between two misunderstood new bohemians who don't even understand themselves.

Director: Ranald MacDougall
Stars: Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule
On the Road (TV Series 1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Lawrence Dane, Jonathan Erland, Bruno Gerussi
Pull My Daisy (1959)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie
Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Corso ...
Himself
Jan Kerouac ...
Herself
Herbert Huncke ...
Himself
Fran Landesman ...
Herself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Ed Sanders ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
Edie Kerouac Parker ...
Herself
...
Himself (as William Burroughs)
Michael McClure ...
Himself
John Clellon Holmes ...
Himself
Lawrence Ferlinghetti ...
Himself
Ann Charters ...
Herself
Gary Snyder ...
Himself
Neal Cassady ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An investigation of the king of the Beat Generation.


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

New York theatrical run 5/23/86; San Francisco 7/11/86. See more »

Connections

References Love Hunger (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
borderline hagiography
14 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The answer should be obvious: the influential author of 'On The Road' suffered from an overdose of self-absorption and became a martyr for untalented imitators everywhere. Few of his acolytes would ever dare to acknowledge what the Beat Generation might have actually represented: an elite minority of conceited misfits, calling attention to themselves and insisting (with no small arrogance) that by displaying their own inadequacies they were somehow expressing the angst of post-war America's disillusioned youth. Respect for an iconoclastic (if self-destructive) literary rebel is one thing, but this ongoing elevation of Kerouac to divinity is quite another.


7 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss What Happened to Kerouac? (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page