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American: The Bill Hicks Story

American: The Bill Hicks Story

Released on 27 September 2010

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years and over

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Growing up in Texas, Bill Hicks first started performing comedy at the age of 15. He soon became a regular in Houston's comedy circuit, before moving to LA and embarking on a touring schedule, playing up to 300 shows a year, all in a country where he was largely unknown. In 1990, Hicks performed in the United Kingdom for the first time, and became an instant star, finding fame and notoriety which had escaped him in the US and it was just as Hicks seemed on the verge of a commercial breakthrough in America, that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died on February 24, 1994 at just 32. Using never before seen animation techniques we hear Bill's story, for the first time, through the people who knew him best, his family and friends, showing a timeless legacy left that's as fresh and relevant today as it was when he wrote it.
  • Over 5 hours of extras:
  • 30 Mins UNSEEN footage and rare clips from Bill's career
  • 3 hours of extend interviews
  • Bills personal audio journals
  • Trailers and audience reactions
  • 6 deleted animation scenes
  • Featurettes including: Bill's family visit abbey road and Dominion, Q&A panel, Comedy School and Dwight in London, The Ranch and Making of Arizona Bay
certificate15 years and over
directorMatt Harlock ; Paul Thomas
duration1 hour and 1 minute
languagesEnglish
regionB
year2010