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For No Good Reason (2012)

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Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.


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Credited cast:
Ralph Steadman ... Self
Johnny Depp ... Self
Hunter S. Thompson ... Self (archive footage)
Terry Gilliam ... Self
Richard E. Grant ... Self
Jann Wenner ... Self
Hal Willner ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon ... Self (archive footage)
William S. Burroughs ... Self (archive footage)
Patrick Godfrey ... Leonardo DaVinci (voice)
Warren Hinckle Warren Hinckle ... Self (archive footage)
Bill Murray ... Self (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Self (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Self (archive footage)
Joe Petro Joe Petro ... Self


Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some drug content and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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Included with the 2019 Arrow Video limited edition blu ray release of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Steadman illistrated Thompson's original book and was thanked in the credits of the film. See more »


Written by George Sparkhawk, Mimi Parker, Zak Sally, Warren Ellis, Michael Turner and Jim White
Performed by Low & Jim White
Performed by Low & Dirty Three
Produced by Zlaya Hadzic
Licensed Courtesy of Spinneysongs Ltd.
Published by Bug Music Ltd.
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A different look into the art world! 6/10
13 September 2014 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: I really enjoyed this documentary about the extremely talented artist, Ralph Steadman, who has a very unique style of painting/drawing. A lot of people have seen his work on the Withnail & I and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas covers, but he hasn't really became an household name. After seeing his amazing work in this documentary, which shows Ralph Steadman being interviewed by Johnny Depp who was the main character in Fear & Loathing, you can't help thinking that he is extremely under rated which is probably due to his personal political views. This movie gives an in depth look about the thought process behind his work and the strange but wonderful relationship between Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson. I think that the director done a great job with this documentary, and for someone that had never heard of Steadman before, I will definitely look out for his previous and present work. Enjoyable!

Round-Up: The way that the director was able to use Ralph Steadman's work to put it into mini cartoons, was brilliant and to see Steadman create a painting from just flicking the paintbrush onto a blank piece of paper, really does show how talented the man really is. The different techniques that he uses to come of with some amazing paintings, was an eye opener, but it's a shame that no one has really heard of him. In the art and movie world, he does seem to be well known and respected but I really didn't have a clue about his work before I saw this documentary. Anyway, it's worth watch if your interested in this type of thing, but I'm sure that some people would find it boring if they were looking for entertainment.

Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $67,500 (Deserved more!)

I recommend this movie to people who are into documentaries about art and who have seen some of Ralph Steadman's terrific work. 6/10

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8 March 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Loose, Kent, England, UK


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$4,516, 27 April 2014

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