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.
Lindsay Lohan was considered for the role of Marylou.
I really wish I could drink whiskey like a man. All these guys are like: "Hey! Do a shot!"
After Dean leaves Marylou and Sal in California, they spend a night in a hotel. In the morning, you can see a ring on Sal's left hand (probably a ring that belongs to the actor, but has nothing to do with the character or the movie).
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.
€758,304 (France) (27 May 2012)
$717,753 (USA) (28 April 2013)