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American: The Bill Hicks Story

Legendary Texan outlaw comic Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. A true product of the American dream, his rebellious and exhilarating comedy left no stone unturned and his profound observations on American life were a life-changing experience for many who saw him.

The story of a son, a brother and a friend, this funny and critically-acclaimed film is told 'in the round' by the family and peers who knew Hicks best. With captivating photographs animating the scenes of his rollercoaster life - from precocious teenager through the dark years of addiction to his spectacular recovery - Hicks found international fame before his life was tragically cut short by cancer at the age of just 32.

This intimate and emotional portrait is both a revelation for fans, and the perfect introduction for newcomers, to an iconic comedy hero whose timeless material seems to resonate more strongly by the year.

Release date:

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 Dec 2011 23:00


Role Contributor
ParticipantBill Hicks
ParticipantMary Hicks
ParticipantSteve Hicks
ParticipantLynn Hicks
ParticipantDwight Slade
ParticipantKevin Booth
ParticipantDavid Johndrow
ParticipantJames Ladmirault
ParticipantJohn Farneti
ParticipantSteve Epstein
DirectorMatt Harlock
ProducerMatt Harlock
DirectorPaul Thomas
ProducerPaul Thomas