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Jon Hamm as Jake Ehrlich in Howl.
Running Time 84 min
MPAA rating R
Release Date Jan 21, 2010
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Poet and cultural icon Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) is living in San Francisco in the mid '50s with friends and fellow writers Jack Kerouac (Todd Rotondi) and Neal Cassady (Jon Prescott) ]when he conceives "Howl," a poem that is credited with popularizing the Beat movement. When bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Andrew Rogers) ]publishes the poem, he is put on trial for obscenity. The film includes animated portions depicting interpretations of the poem itself.

James Franco Allen Ginsberg
David Strathairn Ralph McIntosh
Jon Hamm Jake Ehrlich
Bob Balaban Judge Clayton Horn
Jeff Daniels David Kirk
Mary-Louise Parker Gail Potter
Treat Williams Mark Schorer
Alessandro Nivola Luther Nichols
Todd Rotondi Jack Kerouac
Jon Prescott Neal Cassady
Aaron Tveit Peter Orlovsky
Andrew Rogers Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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