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The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.

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Joan Vollmer Burroughs
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William S. Burroughs
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Sadie
Patricia Llaca ...
Mary (as Patricia De Llaca)
Steve Hedden ...
Pharmacist
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Allen Ginsberg
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Lucien Carr
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Jack Kerouac
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Dave Kammerer
Pedro Gonzalez ...
Knife Sharpener
Georgiana Sîrbu ...
Julie
Rene Rubio ...
Bill Jr.
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Lee
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Heard
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Dwight
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Federale Sergeant
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Federale Officer (as Kothan)
Serafina De Lorca ...
Woman at Angahuan
Chano Samoana ...
Man at Bar
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UPI colleague
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luisa Huertas ...
Maria (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gary Walkow

Written by (WGA)

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Gary Walkow ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Beugg ... co-executive producer
Willi Bär ... executive producer
Wendy Pier Cassileth ... co-producer
Alejandra Cárdenas ... co-producer (as Alexandra Cárdenas)
Leonardo de la Sierra ... co-producer
Danny Dimbort ... executive producer
Dave Duce ... assistant producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Heidi Levitt ... co-producer
Nicole M. Libresco ... line producer
Andrew Pfeffer ... producer
Trevor Short ... executive producer
Alain Silver ... producer
Antonio Zavala Kugler ... co-executive producer
Víctor Zavala Kugler ... co-executive producer (as Víctor Zavala)
Donald Zuckerman ... producer

Music by

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Ernest Troost

Cinematography by

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Ciro Cabello

Film Editing by

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Peter B. Ellis
Steve Vance

Editorial Department

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Lauren Anderson ... assistant editor
Megan Madzoeff ... first assistant editor
Joy Stingone ... apprentice editor
David C. Whitten ... color timer

Casting By

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Heidi Levitt
Monika Mikkelsen

Production Design by

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Rando Schmook

Art Direction by

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Ana Solares

Costume Design by

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David Chierichetti
Patricia Delgado

Makeup Department

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Paco Baron ... hair stylist
Gabriela Benito ... makeup artist
Jahel Enguilo ... hair stylist
Humberto Escamilla ... assistant makeup artist
Kathy Jeung ... key makeup artist
Gabriela Ovalle ... makeup artist
Lona Vigi ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Jesús Jimenez ... production manager: Mexico
Nicole M. Libresco ... production manager
Michael Toji ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frederic Henocque ... first assistant director
Ozcar Ramírez González ... second assistant director (as Ozcar Ramírez)
Alain Silver ... first assistant director
Alejandro Sánchez de la Peña ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Arturo Bastón ... assistant art director
Alejandra Cuervo ... art department assistant
René Marquéz ... on-set dresser
Zaida Monteforte ... art coordinator
Hugo A. Reyes ... property master

Sound Department

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Katherine Alcantar ... dialogue assistant
Eric Behrend ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Brady ... adr supervisor
Marconi de Morais ... dubbing mixer
Matthew T. Duncan ... sound recordist
Carlos Isais ... sound recordist
Jerry Jordan ... re-recording mixer
Jon Mete ... supervising sound editor
Jon Metz ... sound supervisor
Gina Nuccio ... adr editor
Doug Reed ... foley artist
Scott Rusch ... foley recordist
Leon Sandoval ... boom operator
Brian Smith ... adr mixer
Mimi Starrett ... sound services manager
Cameron Steenhagen ... dialogue editor
William Jacobs ... sound editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Arminius Arzate ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jose Cabiya ... camera loader
Oswaldo Carrera ... grip
Ricardo Covarrubias ... best boy
Mariano Federico Garcia ... still photographer
Pedro Gonzalez ... key grip
Jesús González Gancy ... gaffer
Noe Muñoz ... first assistant camera
Ismael Parades ... dolly grip (as Ismael Paredes)
Regino Perez ... best boy
Juan Pablo Somohano ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Leah Buono ... casting associate: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amy Brownson ... seamstress
Liz Cowan ... costume designer: Ms. Love
Gary Farnsworth ... assistant costumer: USA
Eduardo Hermosilla ... assistant costumer: Mexico
Kristen Johnson ... assistant costumer: USA
Yasmine Mustaklim ... assistant costumer: USA
Jaime Ortiz ... key set costumer
Bao Tranchi ... seamstress
Fernando Varela ... assistant costumer: Mexico

Location Management

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Hans Paul Brauns ... location manager

Music Department

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Louise Hatem ... music producer
Ernest Troost ... conductor / music producer / orchestrator

Other crew

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Federico Alvarez ... production assistant
Mariel Ayuso ... production assistant
Linda Brookover ... production executive
Eaquel Cortes ... assistant production accountant
Rodrigo Herranz ... production coordinator
Sarah Maruri ... production secretary
Valerie Miranda ... assistant to director
Emily Mullen ... assistant to producers
Alejandra Orozco ... production secretary
Lourdes Perez Nido ... production accountant
Ana Rebuelta ... script supervisor
Zana Ross ... assistant to producers
Bernardo Terrones ... key production assistant
Claudia Tovar ... production assistant
Steve Vance ... title designer
Vivian Velasco ... assistant production coordinator
Alma Rosa Zuñiga ... stand-in: Ms. Love
Eric Jones ... visual consultant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Sex and Drugs before Rock and Roll See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beat - pahan syke (Finland)
  • Ритм (Russia)
  • Geração Beat (Brazil)
Runtime
  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The trailer shows scenes not in the final version of the film. These seem to include scenes with Jack Kerouac and others from New York appearing only in brief flashback in the film. As well, a scene of William Burroughs reading a newspaper story to Joan about a fire at a zoo. The phrase "and the hippos were boiled in their tanks" which comes from this story was the title of the unpublished novel by Kerouac and Burroughs about the David Kammerer murder. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Naked Lunch (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Amor de Juventud See more »
Quotes Joan Vollmer: So, do they have ruins down in Guatemala?
William S. Burroughs: It's all ruins. Or it all will be, given enough time.
Joan Vollmer: Ah, just like people.
William S. Burroughs: Yes. But people decay more promptly than Mayan temples.
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