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

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Himself - Narrator
Alex Ziwak Alex Ziwak
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Melissa Otero Melissa Otero
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Brian Kimmet Brian Kimmet
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Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali
Sonny Barger Sonny Barger
Warren Beatty Warren Beatty

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Alex Gibney Alex Gibney
Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson


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Description: Bad boy journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson—equally famous for his railings against the Nixon administration in the pages of Rolling Stone and his well-chronicled personal adventures with drugs, alcohol and the Hell’s Angels—was an iconic counter-cultural hero of the 1960s and ‘70s. After Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Taxi to the Dark Side, Hunter S. Thompson seems like an odd subject for Alex Gibney to take on. Unlike the Enron executives or Baghram guards, the gonzo journalist didn’t bilk old ladies out of their savings or torture Iraqi citizens. Nonetheless, the director’s follow-up to the Oscar-winnin ... (more)
Release date: 18 July 2008
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"Re-watch - July 18th Since it was Hunter's birthday, I figured I'd finally revisit this documentary which I last watched when it was in theatres. Over the course of two hours it does a solid job of detailing his major moments throughout his life, culled from old videos and recordings and combined with stories from those who knew him well, plus peppered with scenes from the two films spawned from his work up to that point. It's not as in-depth as the Gonzo book was, but if it were it'd be a much"

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