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The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)

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.... See full summary »

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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 Katie

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elämän harhapolut  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,836 (USA) (22 June 1997)

Gross:

$46,362 (USA)
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Trivia

The film is based on a letter written by Cassady to Jack Kerouac in 1950. See more »

Goofs

The epilogue notes that Neal Cassady died in 1968 at the age of 42. In actuality, he died four days before his 42nd birthday. See more »

Quotes

Neal Cassady: One startled look and I knew, I was right back where I'd started.
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Soundtracks

Jumpin' Beans
Written by Jacky Terrasson
Performed by Jacky Terrasson
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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WONDERFUL FILM
19 January 1999 | by (East Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing...Thomas Jane was terrific..Claire Forlani, Gretchen Mol..BUT..the one who stole the film...was KEANU REEVES..he should be VERY proud of the job he did in this film. He *was* Harry...was not afraid to put on the extra pounds for the role..he looked like a loser barfly.. a very lovable one..This was a very overlooked film..that many people have not had the privilege to see...If you want to see Keanu Reeves ACT..see this film..Stephen Kay did a wonderful job..he captured the spirit of the time in the language and the cinematography.


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