Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film

By James Calemine

“A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.”
–William Faulkner

Nick Nolte narrates this Tom Thurman documentary on Kentucky writer Hunter S. Thompson. Archival footage contains interviews with wife Anita, son Juan, ex-wife Sandy, George McGovern, Pitkin County sheriff Bob Braudis, Ralph Steadman, Harry Dean Stanton, writer Nick Tosches, Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Laila Nabulsi, Sean Penn, John Cusack, Gary Busey, Tom Wolfe, Ed Bradley, William F. Buckley and Ed Bradley that constructs convincing testimony from those who knew Thompson.

Thompson published 15 books and this documentary offers a clear perspective of Thompson’s literary work instead of his legendary antics. Many of these friends read from Thompson’s work on camera. Buy The Ticket includes footage from Breakfast With Hunter as well as interviews with Charlie Rose and various high-profile interviews.

This 77 minute DVD includes footage of the trademark chrome cannon that shot Thompson’s ashes all over his Woody Creek, Colorado, property as well as several late interviews with Thompson. Buy The Ticket Take The Ride proves the work of Hunter S. Thompson fuels the fire of his enigmatic life and how he dealt with matters where the reality met the shadow of his notorious persona.