Heart Beat

Heart Beat

Director: John Byrum Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard

DVD (Wide Screen)

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John Byrum wrote and directed this loosely based biographical tale of Beat author Jack Kerouac and Neal and Carolyn Cassady. John Heard stars as Jack Kerouac, and the film chronicles the Beat lifestyle that shaped the literary and social forces brewing and overflowing in Kerouac's imagination, resulting in the publication of Kerouac's seminal novel On the Road. Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek play the Cassadys, enmeshed in a love-hate relationship that forms the backbone of the film. Kerouac drifts in and out of their lives as the Cassadys take up residence in San Francisco. Ray Sharkey is also on hand as the manic Ira, a thinly veiled character based on Alan Ginsberg.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127551
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 34,868

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Nolte Neal Cassady
Sissy Spacek Carolyn Cassady
John Heard Jack Kerouac
Ray Sharkey Ira
Anne Dusenberry Stevie
Tony Bill Dick
Margaret Fairchild Mrs. Kerouac
Kent Williams Ogden
Stephen Davies Bob Bendix
Jenny O'Hara Betty Bendix
Ray Vitte Undercover Agent
Gary Baxley Actor
Bill Cross Actor
Mickey Kelly Receptionist
Sunshine Parker Actor
John Larroquette Tv talk show host
Candy Ann Brown Claudia
Steve Allen Himself
Mary Margaret Amato Waitress
Don Brodie Dispatcher
Luis Contreras Mexican Junkie
John Hostetter Poet
Karen Landry Actor
Sharon Lee Blonde in Car
Marcia Nasatir Receptionist
Susan Niven Ogden's Secretary
Tom Runyon Seaman

Technical Credits
John Byrum Director,Screenwriter
Bill Scott Asst. Director
Carolyn Cassady Original Story
Jack Fisk Production Designer
Alan Greisman Producer
Eric Jenkins Editor
Bill Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Jack Nitzsche Score Composer
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Peter Samish Set Decoration/Design
Michael Shamberg Producer
Ivan Strasburg Cinematographer
William Tepper Executive Producer

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