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Plot, Details & Awards

On the Road

(2012)

Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language.

R In Theaters 12/21/2012 , 124min.
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Plot & Details

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, 'On the Road' the timeless story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of "it" -- the pure essence of experience. Seeking uncharted terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of men and women -- Bull (Viggo Mortensen), Camille (Kirsten Dunst), Carlo (Tom Sturridge), Jane (Amy Adams), Terry (Alice Braga), Galatea (Elisabeth Moss) -- each impacting their journey indelibly.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
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