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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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Its hard to get enough, 21 January 2005
Author: ( from Left Coast, Canada

I'm a total junky for the guys writing, but I also really enjoy watching his antics and if possible see a bit of his real personality. There aren't too many legends around these days, and most have gone completely soft. Hunter to me is not as much of a put-on as some seem to suspect. He is obvious very intelligent and he takes writing seriously, exactly as it should be. People make a terrible mistake in assuming that he is some sort of comedy act, or even a outright liar. In all of his writing he dares people to have some imagination, and to not look at the world through a normal set of sense organs. His version of the truth works better for me than CNN ever will, and I have great pity for anyone who believes otherwise.

He has written of a distrust of movie-people, in particular the Hollywood bunch so it is pleasant to get a good couple of hours of him on film. I tend to agree that Hunter deserves a well executed movie, but there are some pretty obvious reasons why that may not be practical. No one wants a camera in their face all the time, HST least of all. It isn't accidental that an Aspen resident ended up compiling/recording this movie, because I get the impression that the only thing which would make him comfortable enough with the idea is chillin' with the locals.

The 1980 BBC documentary was alright. It covered a slightly different era, and some of their research was a little weak. Until breakfast came out however, it was certainly about as candid as I was able to find in one place.

It really was a collage of footage with very little keeping it focused. It didn't appear to be as a result of a deliberate editing technique but more just having to work within the available footage and whatever Hunter was going to allow to be used. There is little bad to say about it from a freaks point of view.

I have enormous respect for him.

I'm still waiting for some more books, do you hear that Hunter!? Forget, write another novel. I hear Afganhi hash is pretty cheap these days.

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