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American: The Bill Hicks Story -- A captivating animated documentary on the rollercoaster life of legendary comedian Bill Hicks, whose profound & hilarious observations on American life changed the face of modern comedy.
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 »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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(76 articles)
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Short, To the Point Review 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
Rachel Barke .... associate producer: RDF
Suzanne Gilfillan .... commissioning editor: BBC
Matt Harlock .... producer
Mark Lesbirel .... associate producer: RDF
Paul Provenza .... associate producer: USA
Paul Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kevin Booth 
Bill Hicks 
 
Film Editing by
Matt Harlock 
Paul Thomas 
 
Sound Department
Simon Wright .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Rizzy .... additional camera: Los Angeles
 
Animation Department
Matt Harlock .... animator
Graham Smith .... animator: Early years animation
Paul Thomas .... animator
 
Music Department
Mark Daniels .... additional music
 
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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Trivia:
Bill Hicks was diagnosed with cancer shortly after he decided to clean himself up, coming off drugs and alcohol.See more »
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References "Batman" (1966)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Short, To the Point Review, 2 July 2011
Author: sponge3 from Las Vegas, Nevada

This documentary is very in depth but it's focus on still photography/animation left me wanting more. The story of Bill's life is definitely covered very thoroughly but I almost felt like this could have been an audio book. I enjoyed it but would have liked to (visually) see more interviews, Bill's comic sets and video of real life people that would get you to know Bill.

I just felt it could have been done better but you do get to know "the guy". IMDb requires ten lines of text for a review so I will have to fluff this review with garbage in order to have this review be approved. Are we there yet?

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