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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.
A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. | Add synopsis »
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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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"Buy the Ticket. Take the Ride." Breakfast with Hunter (7/10), 11 March 2004
Author: RayCharlie from Highland Heights, KY

Not as insightful as I thought it was going to be. It pretty much covered Hunter S. Thompson's life from 1996-1997. There were a few flashbacks but they weren't very long. I think his race for Sheriff of Aspen should have been covered more. I'm not saying I hated it, but at times it dragged while HST gave meaningless mumbles of insight. At times he p***ed me off (when he wouldn't sign autographs at the book signing and his argument with Alex Cox), but at other times made me laugh and cheer for the outlaw. He's probably my favorite American author but he is sure one hell of an asshole. I guess it's a Kentucky thing lol. I was let down by the fact that it didn't give the viewer what the lifestyle and point of HST is. For that, I suggest reading Kingdom of Fear, which I consider the best piece of reading material I've read in a while. And as mentioned above, his argument with Alex Cox and Tod Davies about putting cartoons in the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas movie was sometimes unbearable but other times just flat out funny. I like Alex Cox and all, but I sort of agree with Hunter. It was his material and he didn't want it interpreted as a cartoon! Maybe Terry Gilliam was for the better. All in all an average documentary, but did have a noteworthy soundtrack (all songs have been mentioned by Hunter sometime or another) that included "Spirit in the Sky", "American Pie", "The Weight", "Mr. Tambourine Man", and many other. But where was "Sympathy for the Devil?" Worth checking out if you're a fan of HST's work. I don't if it was worth the $29.95, but still a good addition to my HST collection.

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