On The Road

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Walter Salles
Production: IFC Films/Sundance Selects
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

But because somehow he reminded me of some long lost brother.

In the West, he'd spent a third of his time in the pool hall, a third in jail, and a third in the public library.

All my New York friends were giving their tired, bookish political or psychoanalytical reasons for being in the negative.

But Dean just raced in society.

I began to learn from him as much as he probably learned from me.

Oh yeah

Here's a cat who can really bend his girl, man !

Do you even know what we witnessed right there, Sal?

That tenor-man has it.

You see, he starts with the first chorus, then lines up his ideas, rises through his fate, and then suddenly, somewhere in the middle of the chorus, he gets it.

Everybody looks up and knows.

Time stops.

He has to blow across bridges and come back with such infinite feeling for the tune of the moment,

that everyone knows that it's not the tune that counts, but it.

"It-man", can I buy you that drink?

Make that three.

I'll buy you one.


Thanks What's your name, man?

(laughs)They want to know my name !

There's some boys from work.

Hi, boys from work.


So, where was I?...

So there's this whore house.

There's this monkey at the door.

So you...

you place your bet in the cage, you know, and the monkey rolls the cage around, and the dice roll out...

And if you win, you get the girl for free.

But if you loose to that monkey, you gonna get your backside "bitched" !

By the monkey !

Now that's an evolution.

"Sodom andGorilla".

I ain't telling no lie !

That's cool.

So what is it like being with a white woman?

I always wondered.

I'd say it's like...

You never been with a white woman before?

(No...) Been with a white man.

Ozone Park, Queens.

Come in, man.

Memere !

C'est l'bon gars que j'tai parle.

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Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. He became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements.In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking. Since his death, Kerouac's literary prestige has grown, and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today, including The Town and the City, On the Road, Doctor Sax, The Dharma Bums, Mexico City Blues, The Subterraneans, Desolation Angels, Visions of Cody, The Sea Is My Brother, and Big Sur. more…

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