Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride


Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

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Actor Nick Nolte narrates this detailed look at the life and career of Hunter S. Thompson - the late, great Gonzo journalist whose outrageous exploits inspired such films as Where the Buffalo Roam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Rum Diaries. A true American original, Thompson was a writer whose depraved exploits were only exceeded by his extraordinary prose. In this documentary, the recollections of Thompson's friends, family, colleagues, and various partners in crime paint a memorable portrait of the man behind the legend. Archival footage of Thompson himself makes this a must-have film for fans and journalism students alike.


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  • Probably the closest any of us who admired the man from afar will ever get to the confines of Woody Creek and the maddening genius who ruled over it.

    Jun 2, 2008 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

  • Mar 30, 2011
    A quite good documentary about the the later life and death of Hunter S Thompson. The movie has many interviews with actor, politician and family members. The interviews with the actors basically points to don't let them talk off screen. William H Buckley talks ad nausium giving left handed compliments. The second half deals allot with his plans for death, suicide and his memorial not as enjoyable as the beginning. There are several scenes from Where the Buffalo Roam and Fear and loathing but know great incites. It really left me wanting for more, but there isn't.
    Bill C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2010
    Very thorough and thought-provoking attempt at understanding a man so tortured and genius that no-one, regardless of their own madness and intellectuallity, will ever be able to understand. I enjoyed this documentary, it was entertaining and interesting, Nick Nolte was great as the narrator, the interviews were hilarious, and the footage was fascinating.
    alex m Super Reviewer

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