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

Rating:R (for drug and sexual content, language and some nudity)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:July 4, 2008
Running time:118 minutes
Cast:Hunter S. Thompson, Anita Thompson, Bob Braudis, Charles Perry, Douglas Brinkley
Director:Alex Gibney
Producer:Alex Gibney, Graydon Carter, Jason Kliot, Joana Vincente, Eva Orner, Allison Ellwood
Writer:Alex Gibney
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures

Description: This documentary is a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Fast moving, wildly entertaining and with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson's life--his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell's Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Johnny Depp narrates.

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