Heart Beat (1980)
The relentless, free-spirit of "On the Road" and the Beat Generation is lovingly captured in this overlooked gem. The film chronicles the rocky marriage of Neal and Carolyn Cassady (Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek), and their strange friendship with Jack Kerouac (John Heard), set against the backdrop of San Francisco's beatnik culture of the 1950s. Ray Sharkey co-stars; based on Carolyn Cassady's autobiography. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
- John Byrum
- DVD-R Widescreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey, Ann Dusenberry, Margaret Fairchild, Tony Bill, Mary Margaret Amato, Kent Williams, Stephen Davies, Jenny O'Hara, John Larroquette, Ray Vitte, Luis Contreras, Sharon Lee, Don Brodie, Tom Runyon, Steve Allen