After the huge success of a cult novel “On the Road” and the accompanying fame of writers Jack Kerouac (Jean-Marc Barr) expires increasing his self-destructive lifestyle. Although it is celebrated by the youth culture as a hero and the king of the Beatniks, his recognition is largely denied the literary establishment. increasingly plaguing him self-doubt and pressure to succeed. Plagued by these demons he embarks on a journey from New York to California in the woods of Big Sur on the Pacific coast. Three weeks Jack stays there in a small hut. But although he admired the beauty of its surroundings, it is unable to find in solitude to him and so he sets out on a visit to his old friend Neal Cassady (Josh Lucas) – the trip is full to a paranoid journey Sex, misery and madness.