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Breakfast with Hunter (2003)

A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

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Wayne Ewing
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Credited cast:
Bob Braudis Bob Braudis ... Himself
Douglas Brinkley ... Himself
Alex Cox ... Himself
John Cusack ... Himself
Tod Davies Tod Davies ... Herself (as Todd Davies)
Morris Dees Morris Dees ... Himself
Benicio Del Toro ... Himself
Johnny Depp ... Himself
Matt Dillon ... Himself
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Lyle Lovett ... Himself (voice)
Frank Mankiewicz Frank Mankiewicz ... Himself
Eugene McCarthy ... Himself (as Sen. Eugene McCarthy)
Terry McDonell Terry McDonell ... Himself
George McGovern ... Himself (as Senator George McGovern)
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.

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21 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Завтрак с Хантером See more »

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Written by Darby Slick
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Under License from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Fear and Loathing in Cyberspace
29 July 2005 | by seafoam_mouseSee all my reviews

I am posting the following as a challenge to the "most useful" comment, which states that this film should be reserved for Doc's "die-hard fans".

Firstly, I find the idea of excluding this rare bit of succulent meat in a world of dry bones and paper napkins is blasphemy in the truest sense against all Hunter S. Thompson stood for. True, a die-hard fan will rejoice in letting the juices run down their chin, but truer, damned be the man who proclaims to be holier than thou! If this film seems scattered, frantic, and mindlessly compiled, let it be because the man who it rejoices wanted it so. It is a perfect embodiment of what we can only imagine his hectic mind must have been like inside. Bits and Pieces of a so far gone world and life and place he could not find, and understood those with half a brain could not ourselves.

I don't believe that Thompson had any illusions of grandeur and perhaps thought a fool any man who had them in his favor. He knew what he meant to the people he meant it to, and wanted nothing more than to be respected and understood to be the great writer he was by any outsider. This man is a damn good writer. period. Do not be shamed away if you are unexposed. It's here for everyone.

This film embraces the character the man was. It allows others to embrace it, and maybe open the door to their awareness of a renegade, gonzo journalist. It takes you from his home life, to ridiculous nightlife, enraged attacks by the Doc on misunderstanding and oblivious Hollywood types, and hilarious pranks on those he knows the best.

The door opened here, is smoky, loud, brass and uncouth. It leads to a world we don't like to look at but exists. It's your world, seen through the eyes of an old burned out man, who saw and did and lived things you can only imagine.

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride. You'll be glad you did.


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