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Director  John Byrum
Music director  Jack Nitzsche
Writer  John Byrum
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  United States
Heart Beat (film) movie poster
Release date  April 25, 1980 (USA)
Producers  Edward R. Pressman, Michael Shamberg
Cast  Nick Nolte, John Heard, Sissy Spacek
Similar movies  Big Sur (2013), Howl (2010), Pull My Daisy (1959), The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), On the Road (2010)
Tagline  They shocked us. They outraged us. They didn't do anything wrong. They just did it first.

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Heart Beat is a 1980 American drama film written and directed by John Byrum, based on the autobiography by Carolyn Cassady. The film is about seminal figures in the Beat Generation. The character of Ira, played by Ray Sharkey, is based on Allen Ginsberg. The film stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek and John Heard.


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The movie received generally mixed reviews, although the soundtrack was met with critical acclaim, as well as being a large box office success.

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The film explores the love triangle of real-life characters Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Carolyn Cassady in the late 1950s and the 1960s. It chronicles Jack Kerouac writing his seminal novel On the Road, and its effect on their lives.


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  • Nick Nolte as Neal Cassady
  • Sissy Spacek as Carolyn Cassady
  • John Heard as Jack Kerouac
  • Ray Sharkey as Ira (based on Allen Ginsberg)
  • Ann Dusenberry as Stevie
  • Margaret Fairchild as Mrs. Kerouac
  • John Larroquette as TV Talk Show Host
  • David Lynch as Painter
  • Tony Bill as Dick
  • Critical reception

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    Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2½ out of 4 stars and praised certain aspects of the film:

    Musical score and soundtrack

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    The score was composed by Jack Nitzsche and included the song "I Love Her Too" co-written by Buffy Sainte-Marie and sung by Aaron Neville and the soundtrack prominently featured saxophonist Art Pepper and other West Coast jazz musicians with the soundtrack album released on the Capitol label.

    Track listing

    All compositions by Jack Nitzsche except where noted.

    1. "On the Road" - 3:16
    2. "Carolyn's Theme" - 1:53
    3. "Adagio for Strings" - 1:58
    4. "Three Americans" - 1:19
    5. "Jack's Theme" - 1:39
    6. "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (Ernest Seitz, Gene Lockhart) - 2:10
    7. "I Love Her Too" (Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John Byrum) - 3:50
    8. "Carolyn" - 3:18
    9. "Jam" - 2:28
    10. "Neal's Theme" - 1:55
    11. "901" - 3:01
    12. "Heart Beat" - 1:42


  • Art Pepper - alto saxophone solos (tracks 1, 4, 5 & 9-11)
  • Conte Candoli - trumpet
  • Bud Shank - alto saxophone, flute
  • Bob Cooper - tenor saxophone, oboe
  • Pete Jolly - piano
  • Max Bennett - bass
  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • Shorty Rogers - arranger
  • Bob Enevoldsen - trombone
  • Tommy Tedesco - guitar
  • Frank Capp - drums
  • Emil Richards - percussion
  • Aaron Neville - vocals (track 7)
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford - guitar and vocals (track 6)
  • Unidentified Orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent
  • References

    Heart Beat (film) Wikipedia
    Heart Beat (film) IMDb Heart Beat (film)

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