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William S. Burroughs' ill-fated performance of his "William Tell act" -- resulting in his wife Joan Vollmer getting a bullet in the brain with a shot glass atop her head -- soon became the stuff of Beat legend. This film, directed by Gary Walkow, traces this doomed romance from its inception to its bloody end. The movie opens in 1944 New York, where Columbia journalism student Vollmer is already living a bohemian life filled with pharmaceuticals and a host of future beatniks, including hunky Jack Kerouac (Daniel Martinez), a young Allen Ginsberg (Ron Livingston), and of course,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"Ron Livingston is excellent as Ginsberg, the film's de facto narrator, and Kiefer Sutherland is admirably restrained in the role of Burroughs."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Put it out of it's misery, please?"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"This failed effort would have been better served if it wasn't released."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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