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On the Road (2012)

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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
... Dean Moriarty / Neal Cassady
... Marylou / LuAnne Henderson
... Jane / Joan Vollmer
... Carlo Marx / Allen Ginsberg
... Terry / Bea Franco
... Galatea Dunkel / Helen Hinkle
... Ed Dunkle / Al Hinkle
... Camille / Carolyn Cassady
... Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs
Ximena Adriana ... Oaxacan Girl
... Vicki
... Newlywed Woman
... Chevy Owner
Ricardo Andres ... Terry's Father
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Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. Written by anonymous

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The best teacher is experience.


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Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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€758,304 (France), 27 May 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,550, 21 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$717,753, 28 April 2013
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Kristen Stewart was cast on the strength of her performance in Into the Wild (2007). See more »

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In the opening scenes narrator Sal(Jack Kerouac) says that Dean has married sixteen year old Mary Lou. In the second half of the film Mary Lou tiring of the constant travel says she has a fiance in the military and that she wants a baby. If she's married to Dean how does she have a fiance back home. See more »

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Dean Moriarty: Hey Sal... I love you as ever.
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Featured in Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) See more »

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Sweet Sixteen
Written by Jack Kerouac
Performed by Greg Kramer
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The spirit of the book is completely gone: a boring movie.
29 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I will try to be as short as I can be in my review, but I am just very surprised about the very positive reviews on IMDb. For me this was another huge disappointment. yes there are great landscapes, the photography is nice and the actors surely are OK, the music is often inspiring, but even if the movie basically tells the same events as in the book, I found it pretty boring, and above all the spirit of the book, about freedom etc, was completely gone. Too many scenes are just taken inside hotels rooms, houses etc, isn't this movie entitled on the road? Again, regarding the spirit of freedom, in the book surely wasn't all about sex and multiple partners etc, because that's not at all the freedom Jack Kerouac was talking about when he wrote it, these components have been way too much highlighted. I am sorry but I left the cinema pretty disappointed, if we had to wait all these year for a version of the book, and this is the result, well it would have been better to only have the book.


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