Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2006)

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2006)





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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.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

All Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | June 2, 2008

Audience Reviews for Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Well known actors talk about a well known writer. There are (candid)clips and (film)clips and (interview)clips and commentary. HST mumbled when he spoke and wrote about experiences on a personal level, and liked to party. By now we all know this because he's on a pedestal of gleaming eccentric immortality. Gotta love HST. He was an American original and knew it very well.

Sabra Embury
Sabra Embury

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 Cavros
Bill Cavros

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Not a great documentary, BUT a very entertaining watch due to the unusual selection of guests. God, this would have been worth the price just for Gary Busey's interview. The documentary centers mostly on two motion pictures and Thompson's suicide. Recommended to fans. Nick Nolte's narration is awesome, although it just reinforces the fact that this was made for fans of HST, and not for general public.

Anatoly Shashkin
Anatoly Shashkin

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