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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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(76 articles)
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You can't make great by pretending See more (19 total) »

Cast

 

Kevin Booth ... Himself
John Farneti ... Himself

Bill Hicks ... Himself (archive footage)
Lynn Hicks ... Herself
Mary Hicks ... Herself
Steve Hicks ... Himself
Andy Huggins ... Himself
David Johndrow ... Himself
James Ladmirault ... Himself

Dwight Slade ... Himself

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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102 min | Finland:59 min (TV version)
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A 2010 poll on British TV station Channel 4 placed Bill Hicks at number four, two places higher than the last time they ran a poll in 2007.See more »
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References "Batman" (1966)See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
You can't make great by pretending, 14 November 2013
Author: artpf from United States

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

I never liked Bill Hicks. There's a reason he was much bigger in the UK. His humor doesn't work here. And the people overseas somehow thinks he's a snapshot of American joke telling. He wasn't. He reminded me a bit of Sam Kinison who was way funnier and much more on the edge.

This docu-movie is way boring. The subject matter is not a genius but we are forced to sit through so much talkie dialog about how special he was. Who cares? He didn't make a difference in life. Few people even know who he is.

The definition of greatness is someone who stands the test of time. Pryor, Carlin. These people will be remembered. Bill Hicks will not. What's his name again?

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