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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.

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Tom Thurman

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Tom Marksbury
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Ed Bradley ... Himself
Bob Braudis Bob Braudis ... Himself
Douglas Brinkley ... Himself
William F. Buckley ... Himself
Gary Busey ... Himself
John Cusack ... Himself
Benicio Del Toro ... Himself
Johnny Depp ... Himself
F.X. Feeney F.X. Feeney ... Himself
Gary Hart ... Himself
Art Linson ... Himself
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
George McGovern ... Himself
Bill Murray ... Himself
Laila Nabulsi Laila Nabulsi ... Herself
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"Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson On Film is a personal, intimate look at Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and "gonzo" spirit of one of this century's most notorious figures - a man whose life and work regularly intersected with some of the biggest names in the world of film, politics, journalism and sports. The documentary features interviews with Hunter's inner circle of family and friends, but the thrust of the film is focused on the manner in which his life often overlapped with numerous Hollywood celebrities who became his close friends, such as Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas); Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam); Sean Penn, John Cusack, Hunter's wife Anita, son Juan, former Senators George McGovern and Gary Hart, Tom Wolfe, William F. Buckley, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Steadman and others. Written by Steve Belgard

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12 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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13 December 2006 | by timbadolatoSee all my reviews

Although this was the first Hunter S. Thompson documentary I have seen it was average at best despite the involvement's of huge star appearances such as Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Gary Busey, and a few others. I was let down by this and yet it was still a little interesting. What kept me watching was some of the old clips from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Where the Buffalo Roam. Not that good mostly because of the old guys rambling and things any fan would already know. I still think they were milking it because it could have been compressed down by at least half. Still if your a fan I would you'll like anything that has to do with hunter. best regards


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