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Kerouac, the Movie (1985)

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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Coyote ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Alwan Cindy Alwan
David Andrews ... Dean Moriarty
Leon Benedict Leon Benedict ... Father
William S. Burroughs ... Himself (novelist)
Carolyn Cassady Carolyn Cassady ... Herself (novelist)
Ann Charters Ann Charters ... Herself (Kerouac biographer)
Sam Charters Sam Charters ... Himself (jazz historian)
Jack Coulter Jack Coulter ... Jack Kerouac
Robert Creeley Robert Creeley ... Himself (poet)
Michelle DeFors Michelle DeFors
Kurt Deibel Kurt Deibel
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti ... Himself (poet)
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (poet)
Seth Goldstein Seth Goldstein ... Young Kerouac
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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 Kerouac's friends and contemporaries such as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, and Edie Parker. Narrator Peter Coyote reads sections of Kerouac's (mostly autobiographical) books as an actor recreates scenes from Kerouac's life. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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"One of the best films of its kind" - San Francisco Chronicle See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats See more »

Filming Locations:

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Features excerpts from Maggie Cassidy, Dr. Sax, Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Vanity of Duluoz, Desolation Angels, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, On the Road, The Town and the City. See more »

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Features The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) See more »

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Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
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Read the book...
2 January 1999 | by smokeycrabtreeSee all my reviews

Though this is a "good movie", it did absolutely no justice to the book. If you are not a Kerouac fan or have no knowledge of him, you will most likely enjoy this movie. However, this movie is not even comparable to any of Jack's writings. I suggest you read his books to know who this man really is.


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