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THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 38s

Release date 22/11/2019

Ratings Info drug misuse, drug references, strong language, scene of real death

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Ben Berman

Cast includes The Amazing Johnathan, Eric André, Benjamin Berman, Simon Chinn, Judy Gold, Penn Jillette

Summary THE AMAZING JONATHAN DOCUMENTARY follows a film crew as they compete with rival productions to make a documentary on the terminally ill comedian and magician.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 12/11/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE AMAZING JONATHAN DOCUMENTARY follows a film crew as they compete with rival productions to make a documentary on the terminally ill comedian and magician.

Drugs

Frequent references are made to drug misuse, including cocaine, speed and crystal meth, as well as sequences of implied drug misuse including smoking from pipes and snorting cocaine. However, the work as a whole does not condone or endorse drug misuse.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k').

Disturbing images

Archive footage is played of the on-stage death of comedian Tommy Cooper.

There are infrequent bloody moments and comic gore during The Amazing Jonathan's stage act, which depict him sticking pointed objects through his tongue, pulling razors from his mouth, drinking bleach, and seemingly hacking his arm with a machete. However, these are part of his allusions and comic stage show. There are also moderate sex references.

Details

Title
THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY
Year
2019
Distributor(s)
Dogwoof Pictures
Classified date(s)
30/10/2019
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 38s
Approved footage
8157+0
BBFC reference
AFF379896
Registration number
CFJ49013

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