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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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8 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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The greatest comic of his generation. Kicked ass. Took names. Changed the game.
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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best. | Full synopsis »
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More than a collection of comedy bits... 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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This film made its debut at the London Film Festival, having been finished only a week before.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
More than a collection of comedy bits..., 9 April 2011
Author: dbgeorge from New York

I was able to see this on my local cable provider's VOD. I half expected this to be part biography and part collection of comedy routines. It was heavier on the biography part and not as much a retrospective of performance bits. That was perfectly fine because this documentary was more about the man and what drove his comedy. Also, it appears Bill Hicks was an incredible blues guitarist from the few audio clips played. Most of the beginning is about his family and upbringing which sourced his early comedy. It also described his friendships and the relationships that led him into comedy. Towards the end, more of Bill Hick's comedy is performed, but more to emphasize the circumstances of his life and how he managed his career.

Bill Hicks will always be one of my favorite comedians, and to see the man behind the comedy was fascinating. I have a deeper appreciation of the man and his work after seeing this film.

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