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Abel Raises Cain (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 23 January 2005 (USA)
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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 ... Self
Jeanne Abel Jeanne Abel ... Self
Frank Murgalo ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Abel Jenny Abel ... Narrator (voice)
Richard M. Dixon Richard M. Dixon ... Self (as Richard Nixon) (archive footage)
Phil Donohue Phil Donohue ... Self (archive footage)
Morton Downey Jr. ... Self (archive footage)
Buck Henry ... Self (as G. Clifford Prout) (archive footage)
Paul Hiatt Paul Hiatt ... Self
Jenny Jones ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Snyder ... Self (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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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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Very entertaining, if slightly thin documentary
20 April 2010 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Very entertaining, if somewhat amateurish and thin documentary about Alan Abel, a sort of Sasha Baron Cohen of the 60s and 70s who played politically inspired hoaxes on the press.

While the film itself isn't amazing on a technique level, Abel as a character, and his bits are so funny that it makes this worthwhile. And there's something innately touching about a documentary 'tribute' to a father made by his daughter.

Plus, the DVD extras, with all sorts of footage of Abel doing his bits are even more fun than the film itself, and help raise it to this rating.


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