Heart Beat 42 years old

They shocked us. They outraged us. They didn't do anything wrong. They just did it first.

Heart Beat

An exploration of the relationship between Beat Generation writers Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and Cassady's wife, Carolyn.

Credits

Heart Beat Cast

Name Character
David Lynch He was 34, now 76 years old as Painter
Sissy Spacek She was 30, now 72 years old as Carolyn Cassady
Nick Nolte He was 39, now 81 years old as Neal Cassady
John Heard He was 34, 71 years old when he died as Jack Kerouac
Steve Allen He was 58, 78 years old when he died as Himself
Terence H. Winkless as Youth in Bar
Kent Williams He was 18, now 60 years old as Ogden
Ray Sharkey He was 27, 40 years old when he died as Ira
John Larroquette He was 32, now 75 years old as TV Talk Show Host
Tony Bill He was 39, now 82 years old as Dick
Luis Contreras He was 29, 53 years old when he died as Mexican Junkie
Margaret Fairchild She was 69, 78 years old when she died as Mrs. Kerouac
Marcia Nasatir She was 53, now 96 years old as First Receptionist
Ann Dusenberry She was 27, now 70 years old as Stevie
Sharon Lee She was 17, now 59 years old as Blonde in Car
Mary Margaret Amato as Waitress

Heart Beat Crew

Name Department
Thomas L. Roysden as Set Decoration. Art
Patricia Norris as Costume Design. She was 49 (83) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Jack Nitzsche as Original Music Composer. He was 43 (63) years old when He died Sound
Richard Hashimoto as Production Manager. Production
John Byrum as Director. He was 33 (now 75) years old Directing
John Byrum as Writer. He was 33 (now 75) years old Writing
Eric Jenkins as Editor. He was 11 (now 31) years old Editing
Jack Fisk as Production Design. He was 34 (now 76) years old Art
William Tepper as Executive Producer. He was 31 (69) years old when He died Production
Alan Greisman as Producer. He was 33 (now 75) years old Production
Edward R. Pressman as Producer. He was 37 (now 79) years old Production
Heart Beat poster
Heart Beat (42 years)

They shocked us. They outraged us. They didn't do anything wrong. They just did it first.

  • Release day: Friday, April 25, 1980
  • Runtime: 110 minutes