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Burroughs takes down a book and reads us the story of Danny the Carwiper, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix... See more » | Add synopsis »
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William S. Burroughs ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Ashline ... Christmas dinner friend
Dayton Bard ... Christmas dinner friend
Jon Blumb ... Christmas dinner friend
Jennifer Brosseau ... Christmas dinner friend
Susan Brosseau ... Christmas dinner friend
John Dillon ... Christmas dinner friend
Jose Ferez ... Christmas dinner friend
James Grauerholz ... Christmas dinner friend
Steven Lowe ... Christmas dinner friend
James McCrary ... Christmas dinner friend
David Ohle ... Christmas dinner friend
Wes Pittman ... Christmas dinner friend
Lou Propst ... Christmas dinner friend
Wayne Propst ... Christmas dinner friend
Carol Schmidt ... Christmas dinner friend
Charles Whitman ... Christmas dinner friend

Directed by
Nick Donkin 
Melodie McDaniel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William S. Burroughs  story
James Grauerholz  writer

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Jonathon Ker .... executive producer
Anne-Marie Mackay .... executive producer
Francine McDougall .... producer
Original Music by
Hal Willner 
Cinematography by
Simon Higgins 
Wyatt Troll 
Film Editing by
Clark Eddy 
Joel Pront 
Casting by
Noka Aldoroty 
Production Design by
Andrew Horne 
Costume Design by
Marea Fowler 
Production Management
Tony Shiff .... executive in charge of production
Art Department
Dayton Bard .... art assistant
John Dillon .... art assistant
Steven Lowe .... art director: "Burrough's Reading" sequence
Trealeen Ryan .... set constructor
Deborah Szapiro .... set constructor
Sound Department
Craig Paddock .... sound
Visual Effects by
Dick Jarman .... model character design & sculpture
Camera and Electrical Department
Noka Aldoroty .... gaffer
Robert Boyd .... second camera operator
Steve Marsh .... gaffer
Animation Department
Tim Adlide .... animator
Craig Elliott .... animator
Robert Gudan .... animator
Norman Yeend .... animator
Editorial Department
David Bernstein .... telecine operator
Warren Lynch .... telecine: online
Shursen Parsad .... on-line editor
Scott Rowan .... on-line editor
Other crew
Phillip Brown .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Burroughs Sensibility Shines Here, 28 December 2004
Author: john-t-harris from United Kingdom

Mind you, if you hate Burroughs and his life, you might hate this. But I've yet to see an animated or clay animation feature that captures the spirit of Christ and Christmas more than this, and that of course was Burroughs', and Matthew's, point. Jesus and Mary were low- lives, carrying an illegitimate child, with no place to stay for the night. Burrgoughs draws the parallels very clearly with Danny the Car Wiper's own quest. The technical execution of the clay animation is a treat and the hip hop soundtrack succeeds in creating the urban atmosphere. I have looked all over the world to find this on DVD or a new VHS, with no luck. Why has it not been re-released?!

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