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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.

Director:

Walter Salles

Writers:

Jack Kerouac (based on the novel by), Jose Rivera (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Riley ... Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
Garrett Hedlund ... Dean Moriarty / Neal Cassady
Kristen Stewart ... Marylou / LuAnne Henderson
Amy Adams ... Jane / Joan Vollmer
Tom Sturridge ... Carlo Marx / Allen Ginsberg
Alice Braga ... Terry / Bea Franco
Elisabeth Moss ... Galatea Dunkel / Helen Hinkle
Danny Morgan ... Ed Dunkle / Al Hinkle
Kirsten Dunst ... Camille / Carolyn Cassady
Viggo Mortensen ... Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs
Ximena Adriana Ximena Adriana ... Oaxacan Girl
Sarah Allen ... Vicki
Clara Altimas ... Newlywed Woman
Leif Anderson ... Chevy Owner
Ricardo Andres Ricardo Andres ... Terry's Father
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 May 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

En el camino See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridge City, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,550, 23 December 2012

Gross USA:

$744,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,784,318
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kirsten Dunst discussed the movie with Walter Salles' in 2006. She was the first actor cast. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, Sal Paradise hitches a ride on the old farm truck. The large, round hay and straw bales in the background weren't available until 1972, when Vermeer built and sold the model 605 baler. Even then, the bales were much smaller and looser until the late '70s or early '80s on United States farms. See more »

Quotes

Carlo Marx: I'd gotten so crazy over Dean.
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Alternate Versions

The film was re-edited for North American release following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and its French theatrical release because, according to director Walter Salles, that version was "rushed". The new cut is thirteen minutes shorter but contains more scenes and Salles says he has no preference between the two. See more »


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Violin concerto in A minor BWV 1041-2 - Andante
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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The spirit of the book is completely gone: a boring movie.
29 May 2012 | by oudwest77See 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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