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  • Kerouac, the Movie (1984)
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    78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Kerouac, the Movie (1984)
Not Rated
78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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. ...See moreJack 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 See less
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Writers
John Tytell (screenplay) | Frank Cervarich (screenplay) | John Antonelli (screenplay) | Jack Kerouac (works "Visions of Gerard", "Dr. Sax", "Vanity of Duluoz", "The Town and the City", "On the Road", "Desolation Angels", "Dharma Bums" and "Big Sur and others")
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Updated Sep 21, 1984

Release date
Sep 6, 1985 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Peter Coyote
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Jack Coulter
Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac   See fewer
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Cindy Alwan
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David Andrews
Dean Moriarty Dean Moriarty   See fewer
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Leon Benedict
Father Father   See fewer
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William S. Burroughs
Self (novelist) Self (novelist)   See fewer
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Carolyn Cassady
Self (novelist) Self (novelist)   See fewer
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Ann Charters
Self (Kerouac biographer) Self (Kerouac biographer)   See fewer
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Sam Charters
Self (jazz historian) Self (jazz historian)   See fewer
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Robert Creeley
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Michelle DeFors
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Allen Ginsberg
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Seth Goldstein
Young Kerouac Young Kerouac   See fewer
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John Clellon Holmes
Self (novelist) Self (novelist)   See fewer
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Herbert Huncke
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Joyce Johnson
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Seymour Krim
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Michael McClure
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Gilbert Millstein
Self (writer, book reviewer) Self (writer, book reviewer)   See fewer
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Armand Morissette
Self (priest, friend) (as Rev. Armand "Spike" Morissette) Self (priest, friend) (as Rev. Armand "Spike" Morissette)   See fewer
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Edie Kerouac Parker
Self (wife) Self (wife)   See fewer
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Jerold Pearson
Henry Morley Henry Morley   See fewer
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Diane Potter
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Patti Potter
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John Rousseou
Japhy Ryder Japhy Ryder   See fewer
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Carl Solomon
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Patrick Turner
Lucian Carr Lucian Carr   See fewer
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Stanley Twardowicz
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Michael Warner
Ship Mate Ship Mate   See fewer
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Ron Wills
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Adam Wolf
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Steve Allen
Self - Kerouac Interviewer (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Kerouac Interviewer (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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William F. Buckley
Self - Interviews Kerouac (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Interviews Kerouac (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Cronkite
Self - Reports Death of Kerouac (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Reports Death of Kerouac (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kerouac
Self (reads 'On The Road' to Steve Allen) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (reads 'On The Road' to Steve Allen) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 214 votes