R | | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
As part of his preparation for the film, Walter Salles made a documentary "Searching for On the Road" in which he took the same route traveled by Jack Kerouac years earlier.
Hey Sal... I love you as ever.
Set in 1949, but the characters ride in a 1950 Hudson.
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.
$39,550 23 December 2012