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5 May 2010 (USA) See more »
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
J. Parker Bazzle II ... Himself
Big & Rich ... Themselves
Ponty's Camper ... Themselves
Derek Wayne Castle ... Himself
Francis M. Curnutte III ... Himself
Charles Green ... Himself
Billy Hastings ... Himself
Peter Hendricks ... Himself
Jay Hill ... Himself
Kentucky Headhunters ... Themselves
Adam Messer ... Himself
Chris Messer ... Himself
Rodney Miller ... Himself
Brandon Poe ... Himself
Steve Setzer ... Himself
Charlie Smith ... Himself
Patricia Smith ... Herself
Annie Mae White ... Herself
Bertie Mae White ... Herself
Bo White ... Herself
Cheyan White ... Herself
D. Ray White ... Himself
Dorsey White ... Himself
Jerry White ... Himself
Jesco White ... Himself
Les White ... Himself
Little Man White ... Himself
Mamie White ... Himself
Mike White ... Himself
Mousie White ... Herself
Poney White ... Himself
Randall White ... Himself
Sue Bob White ... Herself
Susan Ray White ... Herself
Taylor White ... Himself
Traci White ... Herself
Virginia White ... Herself
Hank Williams III ... Himself

Directed by
Julien Nitzberg 
 
Produced by
Katie Doering .... co-producer
Paige Hess-Hill .... associate producer
Johnny Knoxville .... executive producer
Julien Nitzberg .... producer
Priya Swaminathan .... executive producer
Storm Taylor .... producer
Jeff Tremaine .... executive producer
Jeffrey Yapp .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Deke Dickerson 
 
Film Editing by
Ben Daughtrey 
 
Sound Department
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Scott Minor .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Philip Wilhelm .... motion graphics
Robert Womack .... motion graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bird .... camera operator
Paul Cain .... camera operator
Dominic Giordano .... camera operator
Michael Kenneth Sydenstricker II .... camera operator
Blake Judd .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Katie Doering .... associate editor
Eugene Gordon .... assistant editor
Russell Lynch .... colorist
Larry McGinley .... post-production assistant
Brian Wessel .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Benedikt Brydern .... composer: additional music
Philip W. Gough .... composer: additional music
Laurel Stearns .... music supervisor
 
Thanks
Andra Dalto .... thanks
Derek Freda .... special thanks
Michael A. Galasso .... special thanks (as Mike Galasso)
Hank Williams III .... very special thanks
 

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39 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Like an argument for euthanasia...., 12 February 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This documentary is like a train wreck...it's awful, it's ugly...but you can't stop watching. It really is mesmerizing....and I've never seen anything like it and it's sad that it's apparently true and the people in the film are so happy, proud and open about their completely sick and crazy lives. The movie follows the White family in West Virginia, an extended family that is about as trashy and worthless as any in the world...and a wonderful argument for retroactive euthanasia. I know that's horrible to say that, but watching this inter-generational family on their BEST behavior on camera is like the very, very worst families on "The Jerry Springer Show"---on crack. The White family's prison records, drug use, violence and ignorance is overwhelming to watch--it's just hard to imagine a clan like this being proud of themselves--and I could imagine this film being shown in various countries where they hate Americans so they could 'prove' how evil and decadent we really are!

While the film is awful to watch, it has several qualities that I would consider important to a truly excellent documentary. First, the narration is minimal and lets the subjects themselves just talk...and talk...and talk. Second, the subjects are allowed to do or say whatever they want....and this seeming lack of direction is what makes it so compelling. Sad, sick and provocative...this is one to see.

By the way, my timing for watching this film was amazing. I'd just watched "Idiocracy"--a film that warns us that this sort of family IS our future--especially as the ignorance and irresponsible seem to breed at a VERY high rate. Sad...very, very sad.

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