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Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

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John Dullaghan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Bukowski ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bono ... Himself
John Bryan John Bryan ... Himself
Linda Lee Bukowski Linda Lee Bukowski ... Herself
Marina Bukowski Marina Bukowski ... Herself
Neeli Cherkovski Neeli Cherkovski ... Himself
Joyce Fante Joyce Fante ... Herself
FrancEyE FrancEyE ... Herself
Taylor Hackford ... Himself
John Martin John Martin ... Himself
Michael D. Meloan ... Himself (as Mike Meloan)
Jack Micheline Jack Micheline ... Himself
Pam 'Cupcakes' Miller Pam 'Cupcakes' Miller ... Herself
Dom Muto Dom Muto ... Himself
William Packard William Packard ... Himself
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

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Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bukowski: Gennimenos mesa se afto See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,685, 30 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$303,490, 22 August 2004
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the film comes from Bukowski's poem, "Dinosauria, we", which was published in his book, "The Last Night Of The Earth Poems". Published in 1992, it was the final book of poetry released while the poet was still alive. See more »

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Edited from Bukowski (1973) See more »

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Tears of a dirty old man
20 December 2004 | by ppalomurtoSee all my reviews

I highly recommend this unique masterpiece. Hank was even more lovable person in live than I expected.

When the documentary ended I was very touched. Even a couple of tears on my cheek. Those might be caused by wine a drank while watching this hypnotic film. But anyway if you are not familiar with his work it's about time to read one of the greatest writers within this genre. Lots of rare material (at least here in Finland) and even a short interview with his daughter Marina.

As a dilettante's summary: a must for anyone ever read Bukowski and for others hopefully a trigger to start right away.

Don't try, God bless.


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