"...following the death of his father, struggling young writer 'Sal Paradise' embarks upon a journey across America with his friend and hero, 'Dean Moriarty', a traveler, mystic and the living epitome of 'beat'..."
Cast of "On The Road" also includes Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams.
"On the Road", written by Kerouac in 1951, then published in 1957, was largely his autobiographical work of the teenage postwar generation, aimlessly looking for direction.
The story is based on the years Kerouac spent travelling the US in the 1940's with his friend Neal Cassady and several other figures who would go on to fame in their own right, including author William S. Burroughs.
Inspiration was provided by hitting the open road, looking for adventure.
This was complimented by experimentation with jazz, poetry, sex and drugs.
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