Beat Poster

Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

R|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
In New York City, just as the Beat literary movement is beginning to take form, writer William S. Burroughs (Kiefer Sutherland) courts the woman who would become his second wife, fellow author Joan Vollmer (Courtney Love). As Burroughs' and Vollmer's affiliation with poets Jack Kerouac (Daniel Martínez) and Allen Ginsberg (Ron Livingston) draws them into a world of sex, violence and unbridled creativity, the dark center of their tumultuous union threatens to come to a head.

Cast: Courtney Love, Norman Reedus, Ron Livingston, Kiefer Sutherland, Daniel Martínez, Kyle Secor, Sam Trammell, Lisa Sheridan

Director: Gary Walkow

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Background Productions, Walking Pictures, Pfilmco, Pendragon Film, Martien Holdings A.V.V., Beat, LLC, Millenium Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Rivalry, Marriage, New York City, 1950s, Love triangle, Love, Melodramatic