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The story of writer Charles Bukowski's formative years from childhood to high school and his struggles with an abusive father, disfiguring acne, alcohol addiction, and his initial attempts at writing.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shannen Doherty ... Katharina Bukowski
Camila Morrone ... Actress
Alex Kingston ... Katharina Bukowski
Josh Peck ... Charles Bukowski
Ella Anderson ... Lily Jane
Tim Blake Nelson ... Henry Bukowski
Keegan Allen ... Jimmy Haddox
Patrick Gorman ... Angry Farmer
Graham Patrick Martin ... Baldy
Scott Haze ... Iris Ticket
Mia Serafino ... Jimmy's Girlfriend
Jadon Sand ... Hank Bukowski (age 6)
Casey Simpson ... Pin the Tail on The Donkey
Ned Vaughn ... Second Doctor
Garren Stitt ... Rick
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The story of writer Charles Bukowski's formative years from childhood to high school and his struggles with an abusive father, disfiguring acne, alcohol addiction, and his initial attempts at writing.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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This film finished shooting, but it was probably never completed, because the film producers got sued, since they didn't own the rights to Charles Bukowski's novel "Ham on Rye", first published in 1982. The producers' argument is, that it's based on Bukowski's life, not his semi-autobiographical novel. At the moment, it is questionable, if this movie will ever get a release. See more »

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