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Plot Summary
Interviews, re-creations and rare archival material tell the story of Bill Wilson, who battled his way to sobriety and helped others beat their addictions through co-founding Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Directors: Kevin Hanlon , Dan Carracino

Genres: Documentary

Bill W. (2011)

Release Date: May 18th, 2012|1 hr. 43 min.

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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • Bill W., an admirable, illuminating film about the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, is pretty much like the man himself: solid, sometimes flawed and seriously unflashy. show more

  • A key part of AA was anonymity: "Who you see here, what you say here, let it stay here." Bill Wilson himself was not anonymous - that horse was already out of the barn - and his fame was such that Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential men of the century. Told he should be on a postage stamp, he said: "They'd have to show the back of my head." show more

  • Alcoholics Anonymous founder William G. Wilson, known mostly as Bill W. before his death in 1971, was played by James Woods in a fine 1989 made-for-TV biopic. But the drama didn't have room for some of the darker corners of Wilson's life, fascinatingly explored in Kevin Hanlon and Dan Carracino's documentary. show more

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  • September 15, 2012 weforgot
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    After 36 years of Sobriety, I learned more things about Bill that I never knew. Seeing and hearing the old fillms of the Real Life Bill & Dr. Bob and others was Exhilerating!!!!

  • July 29, 2012 resourcesforlife
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    It was an awesome movie. I have been a friend of Bill\'s for over 30 years and I thought this was so well done.

  • June 09, 2012 MAUREEN
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    What a geat movie. It shows Bil as a real man, not an Icon. This documnetary show Bills struggles not only with drinking, but with living up to the Ideals he wrote about. I am so grateful for him and Dr. Bob. This moive shows the real deal. Don\'t mis it.

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