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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

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Alex Gibney

Writers:

Alex Gibney (screenplay), Hunter S. Thompson (writings)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Depp ... Himself - Narrator
Joe Cairo Joe Cairo ... New York Studio Shoot
David Carlo David Carlo ... New York Studio Shoot
Victor Ortiz Victor Ortiz ... New York Studio Shoot
Gilleon Smith Gilleon Smith ... New York Studio Shoot
Alex Ziwak ... New York Studio Shoot
Melissa Otero Melissa Otero ... New York Studio Shoot - Typist
Pierre Adeli Pierre Adeli ... Taco Stand Shoot
Angela Berliner Angela Berliner ... Taco Stand Shoot
Eugenia Care ... Taco Stand Shoot
Brian Kimmet ... Taco Stand Shoot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Acosta Oscar Acosta ... Himself (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
Sonny Barger ... Himself
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Storyline

Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true "free lance, " goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Focusing on the good doctor's heyday, 1965 to 1975, the film includes clips of never-before-seen (nor heard) home movies, audiotapes, and passages from unpublished manuscripts. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

HDNet Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunter See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,942, 6 July 2008

Gross USA:

$1,252,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,491,958
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When the film mentions that Hunter Thompson had a crush on Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick, archival footage instead shows the Airplane's first female singer, Signe Anderson. See more »

Connections

Features To Tell the Truth (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Joe
written by Billy Roberts
Performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Life of the Father Of Gonzo Jouranlism!
17 January 2009 | by razorramon-1See all my reviews

No holds barred documentary covering the bizarre life of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson - the father of Gonzo journalism.

This film covers all his classic moments:Hell's Angels, Race for Sheriff of Aspen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and on the Campaign Trail; Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, etc. The articles he wrote over several decades for Rolling Stone Magazine are given heavy perspective and no one represented the voice of the turbulent 60's and 70's like Hunter aka Raoul Drake.

Great soundtrack, clips & guest from Johnny Depp to Jimmy Buffett. The loss of a great voice we could really use today!


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