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Abel Raises Cain (2005)

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Filmmaker Jenny Abel explores the life and career of her father Alan Abel, known to many as "the world's greatest hoaxer."

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Jenny Abel, Jeff Hockett
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Alan Abel Alan Abel ... Himself
Jeanne Abel Jeanne Abel ... Herself
Frank Murgalo ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Abel Jenny Abel ... Narrator (voice)
Richard M. Dixon Richard M. Dixon ... Himself (as Richard Nixon) (archive footage)
Phil Donohue Phil Donohue ... Himself (archive footage)
Morton Downey Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Buck Henry ... Himself (as G. Clifford Prout) (archive footage)
Paul Hiatt Paul Hiatt ... Himself
Jenny Jones ... Herself (archive footage)
Tom Snyder ... Himself (archive footage)
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Filmmaker Jenny Abel explores the life and career of her father Alan Abel, known to many as "the world's greatest hoaxer."

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USA

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English

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23 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Crashcourse Documentaries See more »
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Alan Abel: You can poke holes in the ozone layer, but God forbid you poke holes in someone's psyche, and get them upset. That's a no-no.
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Features Is There Sex After Death? (1971) See more »

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Feels good!
26 April 2005 | by matthewpoitrasSee all my reviews

Super inspiring documentary about Alan Abel, a fairly well known "media hoaxer". He did things like hired a bunch of people in the Donahue studio audience to pretend they fainted (a "faint" in) and campaigned for the nutritional benefits of eating nothing but hair. It goes deeper too, with some unbelievable stuff I'll let you find out yourself... It was also made by the guys daughter so it's tender and special. Just like you. While you're at it you might want to check out Alan's movie he made in the seventies called "Is There Sex After Death?" and "The Faking of the President". All really funny. He's a wicked good drummer too.


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