American – The Bill Hicks Story

UK 15 Certificate
In cinemas
May 14, 2010
Buy it from
September 27, 2010
1 Hour 44 Minutes
From Verve Pictures
Contains strong language, sex and drug references

This biographical documentary about stand-up comic Bill Hicks uses a photo-animation technique to tell the story of his rise to fame. Through archival material, footage of his routines and interviews with the people who knew him - including filmmaker Kevin Booth, childhood friend and comedian Dwight Slade and members of his family - we discover how Hicks emerged from his Southern Baptist upbringing to become one of the most famous performers in America.

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August 28, 2020

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