Big Sur

Big Sur

Director: Michael Polish Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas



As one of three Jack Kerouac motion pictures to be released in the U.S. within a six-month span, this offbeat drama from writer-director Michael Polish (Northfork) cinematizes Kerouac's 1962 novel of the same name. While the original tome enlisted pseudonyms for the real-life literary figures, however, the movie version dispenses with aliases. The film finds Kerouac (Jean-Marc Barr) disenchanted with the Beat mythos and hounded from all corners by fans who hunt him down and demand his autograph. In need of solace, he slips into self-imposed exile, via a retreat at his friend Lawrence Ferlinghetti's (Anthony Edwards) cabin in seaside Big Sur, CA. Within a few days, however, he grows equally restless there and heads back to San Francisco to fraternize with Ferlinghetti and other buddies, including Neal Cassady (Josh Lucas), a married man who introduces Jack to his mistress, beautiful single mother Billie (Kate Bosworth). Jack and Billie fall for one another instantly, and begin a passionate affair, but over the following days, Jack slips into an inexorable funk, sitting in an armchair for an inordinate amount of time and refusing to move or function. Ultimately, he suggests to Billie that they try to return to Big Sur once more, to recapture the magic of the past; the young woman agrees, though she desperately wants Jack to settle down and start a family with her, and it remains entirely unclear if he's capable of doing so.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2014
UPC: 0796019827539
Original Release: 2013
Source: Ketchup
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:21:00

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Marc Barr Jack Kerouac
Kate Bosworth Billie
Josh Lucas Neal Cassady
Anthony Edwards Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Radha Mitchell Carolyn Cassady
Balthazar Getty Michael McClure
Patrick Fischler Lew Welch
Stana Katic Lenora
Henry Thomas Philip Whalen
John Robinson Paul Smith
Jasper Polish Vulture Girl
Vanessa Ross Lady Dining
Richard Conti Cabbie
Natasha Goss Party Girl
Jeffrey Ferguson Bar Patron
Deanna Marks Wife
Shelby Lyon Emily Cassady
Katrina Sherwood Wifey
Talaria Haast Beatnik Partygoer
Jesse Soares Naked Hot Springs Stranger
Veronica Loud Deli Customer
Brenda Marie King Mrs. McClure
David Ojakian Orderly
Seth McCracken Timmy Cassady
Bennie Bell Orderly Johnson
Peter Kepler Waiter
Briana Eason Restaurant Patron
Ryan Teeple Elliott
Jason Wong Victor Wong
Stevenson Heriveaux Partygoer
Catherine Poon Bus Passenger

Technical Credits
Michael Polish Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Max Biscoe Production Designer
Geraud Brisson Editor
Aaron Dessner Score Composer
Bryce Dessner Score Composer
Chris Douridas Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Frazen Editor
Marcy Guiragossian Casting
Nina Henninger Casting
Ross Jacobson Producer
Adam Kassen Producer
Donal Logue Executive Producer
Mark G. Mathis Co-producer
M. David Mullen Cinematographer
Matthew Nicolay Sound Mixer
Sean O'Grady Co-producer
Bic Owen Costumes/Costume Designer
Charity Ozarowski Asst. Director
Jeffrey Pitts Sound/Sound Designer
Dominica Posseren Casting
Mark Roberts Executive Producer
Jim Sampas Executive Producer
Kubilay Uner Score Composer
Eduardo Vaisman Executive Producer
Kelly Wagner Casting
Orian Williams Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big Sur
1. Jack Kerouac [6:53]
2. It's Time To Leave [7:49]
3. Neal Cassady [7:39]
4. Fired [7:29]
5. Hot Springs Bath [8:22]
6. New Job, New Car [6:02]
7. Billie [9:17]
8. Face To Face [7:23]
9. Fish [3:21]
10. Death [6:51]
11. Finish The Job [3:42]
12. End Credits [6:18]

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