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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Bob Braudis ... Himself

Douglas Brinkley ... Himself
Alex Cox ... Himself

John Cusack ... Himself
Tod Davies ... Herself (as Todd Davies)
Morris Dees ... Himself

Benicio Del Toro ... Himself

Johnny Depp ... Himself

Matt Dillon ... Himself

Terry Gilliam ... Himself

Lyle Lovett ... Himself (voice)
Frank Mankiewicz ... Himself
Eugene McCarthy ... Himself (as Sen. Eugene McCarthy)
Terry McDonell ... Himself

George McGovern ... Himself (as Senator George McGovern)
Mary McGrory ... Herself (as Mary McGory)
Laila Nabulsi ... Herself
P.J. O'Rourke ... Himself

George Plimpton ... Himself
Roxanne Pulitzer ... Herself

Christina Ricci ... Herself

Harry Dean Stanton ... Himself

Ralph Steadman ... Himself

Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (also archive footage)
Juan Thompson ... Himself

Jann Wenner ... Himself

Tom Wolfe ... Himself
Warren Zevon ... Himself

Directed by
Wayne Ewing 
 
Produced by
Jennifer Erskine .... associate producer
Andrew Ewing .... executive producer
Wayne Ewing .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Wayne Ewing 
Mark Muheim 
Steve York 
 
Film Editing by
Wayne Ewing 
 
Art Department
Mike Bundlie .... graphic designer
 
Music Department
Jeanne Fay .... music clearance
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... legal advisor
Lynn Bopeley .... production assistant
Buddy Epstein .... legal advisor
Kathleen Ewing .... production assistant
Ashley Franklin .... production assistant
Deborah Fuller .... production assistant
David Huie .... production assistant
Sara Lyons .... production assistant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Anita Thompson .... production assistant (as Anita Beymuk)
 

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91 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fear and Loathing in Cyberspace, 29 July 2005
Author: seafoam_mouse from United States

I am posting the following as a challenge to the "most useful" comment, which states that this film should be reserved for Doc's "die-hard fans".

Firstly, I find the idea of excluding this rare bit of succulent meat in a world of dry bones and paper napkins is blasphemy in the truest sense against all Hunter S. Thompson stood for. True, a die-hard fan will rejoice in letting the juices run down their chin, but truer, damned be the man who proclaims to be holier than thou! If this film seems scattered, frantic, and mindlessly compiled, let it be because the man who it rejoices wanted it so. It is a perfect embodiment of what we can only imagine his hectic mind must have been like inside. Bits and Pieces of a so far gone world and life and place he could not find, and understood those with half a brain could not ourselves.

I don't believe that Thompson had any illusions of grandeur and perhaps thought a fool any man who had them in his favor. He knew what he meant to the people he meant it to, and wanted nothing more than to be respected and understood to be the great writer he was by any outsider. This man is a damn good writer. period. Do not be shamed away if you are unexposed. It's here for everyone.

This film embraces the character the man was. It allows others to embrace it, and maybe open the door to their awareness of a renegade, gonzo journalist. It takes you from his home life, to ridiculous nightlife, enraged attacks by the Doc on misunderstanding and oblivious Hollywood types, and hilarious pranks on those he knows the best.

The door opened here, is smoky, loud, brass and uncouth. It leads to a world we don't like to look at but exists. It's your world, seen through the eyes of an old burned out man, who saw and did and lived things you can only imagine.

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride. You'll be glad you did.

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