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American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

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American: The Bill Hicks Story is a movie starring Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, and Mary Hicks. Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
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Cast overview:
Bill Hicks ... Himself (archive footage)
Dwight Slade ... Himself, friend of Bill Hicks
Mary Hicks ... Herself, Bill Hicks' mother
Steve Hicks ... Himself
Lynn Hicks ... Herself
Kevin Booth ... Himself
James Ladmirault ... Himself
David Johndrow ... Himself
John Farneti ... Himself
Andy Huggins ... Himself
Steve Epstein
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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

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The greatest comic of his generation. Kicked ass. Took names. Changed the game.


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Opening Weekend:

£23,717 (United Kingdom), 16 May 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,872, 10 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$90,275, 12 June 2011
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Bill Hicks was diagnosed with cancer shortly after he decided to clean himself up, coming off drugs and alcohol. See more »

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Insightful and revolutionary comedian taken from the world too soon
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Watching recordings of Hicks, I am impressed at how his stand up shifts from vulgar bathroom humor to such profound social commentary. He truly was unique and ahead of his time. I guess it figures then his life was taken at such an early age. That seems to be the pattern we see in history with great thinkers (Ghandi, Jesus, etc). When I hear him speak, I caught myself saying, "He should've been president!" Instead he was regulated to doing comedy in two-bit clubs in the redneck south. Also of not is the wonderful picture-animation technique, which I have not personally seen before. It helped to fill in the gaps left by not having the titular character being present for an interview.

See it and learn something.

Your father didn't die for a flag. He died for the symbol that the flag represented, which is the freedom to burn the flag. -Hicks


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