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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
Josh Peck ... Charles Bukowski
Alex Kingston ... Katharina Bukowski
Graham Patrick Martin ... Baldy
Tim Blake Nelson ... Henry Bukowski
Keegan Allen ... Jimmy Haddox
Camila Morrone ... Actress
Ella Anderson ... Lily Jane
Scott Haze ... Iris Ticket
Patrick Gorman ... Angry Farmer
Mia Serafino ... Jimmy's Girlfriend
Ned Vaughn ... Second Doctor
Jadon Sand ... Hank Bukowski (age 6)
Casey Simpson ... Pin the Tail on The Donkey
Robyn Cohen ... Mrs.Turner
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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 marks the third collaboration between James Franco and Keegan Allen. The two are good friends in real life. See more »

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