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American: The Bill Hicks Story -- A photo-animated documentary on comedian Bill Hicks, narrated by 10 people who knew him best.
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American: The Bill Hicks Story -- Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill Hicks best.

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Release Date:
8 April 2011 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The greatest comic of his generation. Kicked ass. Took names. Changed the game.
Plot:
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best. | Full synopsis »
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How do you do a legend justice? See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bill Hicks ... Himself (archive footage)

Dwight Slade ... Himself, friend of Bill Hicks
Mary Hicks ... Herself, Bill Hicks' mother
Steve Hicks ... Himself
Lynn Hicks ... Herself

Kevin Booth ... Himself
James Ladmirault ... Himself
David Johndrow ... Himself
John Farneti ... Himself
Andy Huggins ... Himself
Steve Epstein

Directed by
Matt Harlock 
Paul Thomas 
 
Produced by
Matt Harlock .... producer
Paul Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Daniels 
 
Film Editing by
Matt Harlock 
Paul Thomas 
 
Animation Department
Graham Smith .... animator
 
Thanks
Steve Cole .... thanks
Mark Cornwell .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
102 min | Finland:59 min (TV) (2011)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (2013) (TV rating) | Ireland:15A | UK:15

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It took 3 years to compile all the material for this documentary.See more »
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References Shane (1953)See more »

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68 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
How do you do a legend justice?, 22 January 2010
Author: crazy-bananas from Glasgow, Scotland

Bill Hicks had built up a large and very loving fan base in his adopted home of the UK before his sad and early departure. One of life's many contradictions is that the country that spawned a genius also spurned him, most notably David Letterman scrapping his final (of many) appearances on the late show. Bill felt it was a mere biological coincidence (listen to his routines) that he happened to be a Texan, and this comedian and social commentator belonged to the whole world rather than just two countries on either side of the Atlantic. He belonged to the whole world in my opinion because he had such a relevant and timeless message, that fuelled every polemic routine. I've been a fan of Hicks since I was 18 years old, making many of the discoveries this guy had made at the same age. For anyone who regards themselves alive enough to cherish self awareness and to contemplate questions such as why do the good guys die and the twisted little men thrive in their place, tune into Hicks (not Fox News). Fitting given his fan base that this documentary was made with love by two British directors. As I said, I consider myself a huge fan, but this film shed light on an already big star, especially his formative years and relationships with his friends and family. 'American' is a journey, a ride, and one you'll be very glad you came along on.

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