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

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr
Genres Documentary, Historical, Biopic, Interview
Keywords 1960s, 1970s, journalism, writing
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Salimah El-Amin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000011
Nick Fraser Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000010
Hunter S Thompson Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Alex Gibney Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Steve Holmgren Production Manager Office Manager(HDNet Films) 305 5000001
Roy Ackerman Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000009
Todd Wagner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Joana Vicente Producer n/a 3 3000004
Alison Ellwood Producer n/a 3 3000005
Alex Gibney Producer n/a 3 3000006
Mark Cuban Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Patrick Kelly Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Don Fleming Research Research Director 458 12000001
Gretchen McGowan Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Salimah El-Amin Research Research Director 458 12000002
Tony Volante Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Chris Matson Business Affairs Head of Business Affairs(HDNet Films) 120792 18000001
Joe Cairo Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Amanda Ford Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Alison Ellwood Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lindy Jankura Associate Editor n/a 479 7000002
John McCullough Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
David Schwartz Original Music n/a 120838 8000002
Eva Orner Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jason Kliot Producer n/a 3 3000002
Douglas Brinkley Actor Literary Executor, Hunter Thompson Estate 1 1000009
Ralph Steadman Actor Artist/Illustrator 1 1000008
Jann Wenner Actor Co-Founder/Publisher, Rolling Stone 1 1000010
Tim Crouse Actor (Boys On The Bus) 1 1000011
Juan Thompson Actor Thompson's Son 1 1000012
George McGovern Actor US Senator/Presidential Candidate 1 1000007
Pat Buchanan Actor Nixon Speechwriter 1 1000006
Sonny Barger Actor 1965 Hell's Angels President, Oakland Chapter 1 1000002
Tom Wolfe Actor Writer/Journalist 1 1000003
Sondi Wright Actor Thompson's First Wife 1 1000004
Jimmy Carter Actor United States President, 1976 - 1980 1 1000005
George Stranahan Actor Hunter's Friend and Landlord 1 1000013
Bob Braudis Actor Sheriff, Pitkin County (Aspen) 1 1000014
Laila Nabulsi Actor Herself 1 1000021
Johnny Depp Narrator n/a 120790 1000022
Alex Gibney Director n/a 2 2000001
Graydon Carter Producer n/a 3 3000001
Anita Thompson Actor Thompson's 2nd Wife 1 1000020
Gary Hart Actor McGovern Campaign Manager 1 1000019
Charles Perry Actor Editor, Rolling Stone 1 1000015
Oscar Acosta Actor n/a 1 1000016
Jimmy Buffett Actor Songwriter 1 1000017
Pat Caddell Actor Mcgovern Campaign Pollster 1 1000018
Hunter S Thompson Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Hunter S. Thompson is a mythic American figure, a man that Tom Wolfe called our "greatest comic writer," whose suicide, by gunshot, led Rolling Stone Magazine, where Thompson began his career, to devote an entire issue (its best-selling ever) to the man that launched a thousand sips of bourbon, endless snorts of cocaine and a brash, irreverent, fearless style of journalism--named "gonzo" after an anarchic blues riff by James Booker. Borrowing from Kris Kristofferson, Thompson was a "walking contradiction, partly truth, mostly fiction." A die-hard member of the NRA, he was also a coke-snorting, whiskey-swilling, acid-eating fiend. While his pen dripped with venom for crooked politicians, he surprised nervous visitors with the courtly manners and soft-spoken delivery of a Southern gentleman. Careening out of control in his personal life, Thompson also maintained a steel-eyed conviction about righting wrongs. Today, in a time, when "spin" has replaced the search for deeper meaning, Thompson remains an iconic crusader for truth, justice and a fiercely idealistic American way. Like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (and the movie made from it) remains a wanderlust myth for generation after generation of American youth. And for America's most esteemed journalists--from Tom Wolfe, and Walter Isaacson (former editor of Time) to the NY Times' Frank Rich--he remains an iconic freelance, never afraid to gore every sacred cow in his path. He believed that writing could make a difference. It could change things.