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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.

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"Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson On Film is a personal, intimate look at Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and "gonzo" spirit of one of this century's most notorious figures - a man whose life and work regularly intersected with some of the biggest names in the world of film, politics, journalism and sports. The documentary features interviews with Hunter's inner circle of family and friends, but the thrust of the film is focused on the manner in which his life often overlapped with numerous Hollywood celebrities who became his close friends, such as Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas); Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam); Sean Penn, John Cusack, Hunter's wife Anita, son Juan, former Senators George McGovern and Gary Hart, Tom Wolfe, William F. Buckley, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Steadman and others. Written by Steve Belgard

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Disappointing
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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2006)

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Tom Thurman directs this documentary of Hunter S. Thompson who everyone will have a different opinion on. I watched this hoping to learn a little about the man and I did learn something but it was very little. It seems the director was more interested in hearing various stories about the man instead of trying to find out why he was the way he was. Ed Bradley, Gary Busey, John Cusack, Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Leonard Maltin, Bill Murray, Harry Dean Stanton and Sean Penn are all interviewed and Nick Nolte narrates.


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