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The Beatnicks (2001)

The Beat Nicks are musician Nick Nero and poet Nick Beat, a pair of self-styled truth-seekers who'd better find a gig or they'll be out on the street. Their luck begins to change when they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Reedus ... Nick Nero
Mark Boone Junior ... Nick Beat (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Élodie Bouchez ... Nica
Eric Roberts ... Mack Drake
Patrick Bauchau ... Hank
Lisa Marie ... Sophie
Jon Gries ... B Cool
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jovana Brown Jovana Brown ... Devi
Bruce Comtois ... Bouncer
Camilla Overbye Roos Camilla Overbye Roos
Vick Sabian ... Restaurant Manager (as Vick Sabitjian)
Nicholson Williams Nicholson Williams ... Piano Player
Marc Wint Marc Wint ... Landlord
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The Beat Nicks are musician Nick Nero and poet Nick Beat, a pair of self-styled truth-seekers who'd better find a gig or they'll be out on the street. Their luck begins to change when they find a box on the beach, a treasure chest of infinite beats that will set the stage for the ultimate success, a gig at the Monkey Club. But when Nick Nero falls in love with Nica, the club owners captive bride, he learns that they are some truths better left unsought. Hard knocks and a trip to rock bottom reunites the Nicks to preform the gig of a lifetime, and return the box to its source. Written by Anonymous

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A mystical misadventure about two guys named Nick.

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Official Sites:

Beat LLC | MySpace

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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Exile Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Remake of The Beatnicks (1996) See more »

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It would be great if any dialog was audible
30 July 2014 | by scribbledawaySee all my reviews

This movie has a really fun storyline, and a cast I just can't argue with. Mark Boone Junior and Norman Reedus together is movie bliss, in my opinion. Its beautifully shot and it appears to be well acted. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to hear anything anyone is saying. Between the VERY VERY LOUD and extraordinarily intrusive musical score, which drowns out the actors 100% of the time, and the completely unfiltered background noise ie: the surf, traffic, people talking, and an overall weird white noise static hiss, which is all every bit as loud as the background music, it's completely impossible to make out anything anyone is saying. It became exhausting trying to hear past the sheer volume of noise. Indie film or not, it seems impossible to me that anyone would release a movie with such horrendous sound mixing as to make it impossible to hear the dialog.

I didn't notice whether or not subtitles are an available option, but if they are I'll be watching it again...with the sound off and the subtitles on! It's a shame, because I've heard nothing but good things about this film. And no, I don't have a bootleg copy.


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