Release Date: July 4th, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008
R|1 hr 58 min
This stylized documentary uses journalist Hunter S. Thompson's own words, his home movies, interviews with his fans and critics and passionate narration by Johnny Depp to give some insight into the writer's process and edgy genius. Director Alex Gibney explores Thompson's life from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, when he was at the height of his creative powers. Gibney traces the beginnings of Thompson's gonzo journalism style and recounts his most infamous drug- and alcohol-induced exploits.
Cast: Johnny Depp
Director: Alex Gibney
Production Co: HDNet
Distributors: Magnolia Pictures