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The Beat Generation

1959 1h 35m Crime Drama List
Reviews 0% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A police sergeant (Steve Cochran) and his partner search West Coast coffee houses for a beatnik rapist (Ray Danton). Read More Read Less

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Craig J. Clark The Dissolve What hurts The Beat Generation more than anything else is Charles Haas' failure to maintain a consistent directorial tone. Rated: 1.5/5 Apr 6, 2015 Full Review Mark R. Leeper rec.arts.movies.reviews This is obviously a decent script mangled by a very bad production. Rated: 3/10 Sep 10, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Ugly crime drama. Rated: C- Oct 21, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This story of Mamie Van Doren and a detective's hunt for a sex maniac has little to do with Kerouac and Ginsberg, but everything to do with campy exploitation. It's a terrible movie, but it's entertaining if you're in the mood for some camp. You also get Robert Mitchums son James , pin-up queen Irish McCalla, Vampira as a beat poet , and character actor William Schallert in an uncredited role. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is obviously a decent script mangled by a very bad production. has nothing 2 do with jack karoac and the other beat writers Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review s r Good for a saucy laugh. Filled with rape, murder, babies, blonde bomb shells, homosexuals, cops, beatniks, Louie Armstrong and scuba fight scenes. How can you not enjoy this? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A police sergeant (Steve Cochran) and his partner search West Coast coffee houses for a beatnik rapist (Ray Danton).
Director
Charles Haas
Producer
Albert Zugsmith
Screenwriter
Richard Matheson, Lewis Meltzer
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Oct 1, 2015
Runtime
1h 35m