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Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Allison Anders Allison Anders ... Herself
Judd Apatow ... Himself
Rosanna Arquette ... Herself
Hal Ashby ... Himself
Beau Bridges ... Himself
Jeff Bridges ... Himself
Lisa Cholodenko ... Herself
Caleb Deschanel ... Himself
Pablo Ferro ... Himself
Jane Fonda ... Herself
Ben Foster ... Hal Ashby (voice)
Bruce Gilbert Bruce Gilbert ... Himself
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself
Lee Grant ... Herself
Grif Griffis Grif Griffis ... Herself
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Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce. Written by Lisa Janssen

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7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story See more »

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$45,889, 25 October 2018
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Saboteur Media,Shark Pig See more »
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Lovingly crafted
23 June 2018 | by jp-campbellSee all my reviews

A lovingly crafted portrait of Hal Ashby's career, with brief detours into his problematic personal life. Entertaining and touching use of his letters. Perhaps more accessible and exciting for audiences already acquainted with his most celebrated work.


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