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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

$27,095, 30 May 2004

Gross USA:

$318,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$329,097
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Color:

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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Referenced in The Last Straw (2008) See more »

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beautiful look into the life of a great writer
6 May 2006 | by bkadamsSee all my reviews

I'd never heard Bukowski speak before. I'd seen the pictures and read the words. This hard-nosed writer surprised me as a very soft spoken, very sensitive artist. His intimidating face became friendlier and friendlier to me as the film progressed. With this movie, you get to see a lot of interview footage and a lot of personal commentary from close friends. You get your heart tugged at when his childhood is filled in for you. You laugh at his wit while handling interviewers. And you probably get thirsty looking at all the wine and beer he drinks. The only thing I didn't care for about this was the ever-so-pompous Bono sharing his 2 cents.


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