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A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ed Bradley ... Himself
Bob Braudis ... Himself

Douglas Brinkley ... Himself

William F. Buckley ... Himself

Gary Busey ... Himself

John Cusack ... Himself

Benicio Del Toro ... Himself

Johnny Depp ... Himself
F.X. Feeney ... Himself

Gary Hart ... Himself

Art Linson ... Himself

Leonard Maltin ... Himself

George McGovern ... Himself

Bill Murray ... Himself
Laila Nabulsi ... Herself

Nick Nolte ... Narrator

Sean Penn ... Himself

Harry Dean Stanton ... Himself

Ralph Steadman ... Himself
Anita Thompson ... Herself

Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)
Juan Thompson ... Himself
Nick Tosches ... Himself

Jann Wenner ... Himself

Tom Wolfe ... Himself

Directed by
Tom Thurman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Marksbury 

Produced by
Christopher Black .... producer
Joe Petro III .... associate producer
Michael Ruggiero .... executive producer
Stephan Shelanski .... executive producer
Tom Thurman .... producer
Original Music by
Otto Helmuth 
Frank Schaap 
Cinematography by
Jim Piston 
Film Editing by
Jim Piston 
Sound Department
Sean Anderson .... location audio
Otto Helmuth .... soundtrack
Neil Kesterson .... audio post
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Anderson .... lighting technician
Other crew
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Neville Blakemore .... archive stills and footage
Robert Bone .... archive stills and footage
Karen Cunningham .... transcriptions
Christopher Dyer .... spiritual advisor
Ben Fee .... archive stills and footage
David Hiser .... archive stills and footage
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance
Barbara O'Keefe .... transcriptions
Brad Riddell .... production assistant
Paul Semonin .... archive stills and footage
Ralph Steadman .... title sequence
Anita Thompson .... archive stills and footage
Gerald Tyell .... archive stills and footage
Brent Abshear .... special thanks
Marc Barson .... special thanks
Robin Baum .... special thanks
Douglas Brinkley .... special thanks
Alice Cotton .... special thanks
Christi Denbrowski .... special thanks
Christopher Dyer .... special thanks
Linda Endres .... special thanks
Ben Fee .... special thanks
Michael Follmer .... special thanks
Jessie Gietl .... special thanks
Hal Haddon .... special thanks
Carole Henderson Harrington .... special thanks
Ann McGovern .... special thanks
George McGovern .... special thanks
Drew G. Miller .... special thanks
Lynn Motley .... special thanks
Rebecca Pefferman .... special thanks
Corday Piston .... special thanks
Stephen Weber .... special thanks
Robert B. Weide .... special thanks (as Bob Weide)
Adia Wright .... special thanks

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73 min

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, 27 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2006)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

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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