Tropic of Cancer is based on the scandalous and widely banned 1934 Novel by Henry Miller about blatantly promiscuous expatriates in 1930s Paris. Three years after adapting James Joyce's Ulysses for the big screen, Joseph Strick (The Balcony) mounted an adaptation of this racy literary work. The story was transported to 1960s Paris. Rip Torn (Heartland) portrays Henry Miller as he barhops and bed-hops through Paris while struggling to find his voice. Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) plays Miller's long-suffering wife and Henry Miller himself makes a brief appearance in this ribald tale that updates the setting but retains the libertine spirit of the book that was banned in the US and UK for 27 years. This passionate drama also stars James Callahan.