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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drugs binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV news, Duke and Gonzo see casinos, reptiles and the American dream.

Cast

  • Johnny Depp
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Michael Lee Gogin
  • Larry Cedar
  • Brian Le Baron
  • Katherine Helmond
  • Michael Warwick
  • Craig Bierko
  • Tyde Kierney

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The t-shirt that the hitchhiker (Tobey Maguire) wears has a Ralph Steadman picture on it. Ralph Steadman did the original illustrations for the book, and the typeface of the credits is based on his handwriting.
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Goofs

  • When Duke and Gonzo are stopped with the hitchhiker and Gonzo grasps the hitchhiker and says, "The truth..."
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Quotes

    • Raoul Duke: One of the things you learn from years of dealing with drug people, is that you can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye.
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Metacritic

50

Disappointing, pointless and repetitive.

Metacritic review by Edward Guthmann
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
50

There is a reason why books are books and movies are movies, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas makes a pretty good case that the two don't always mix.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews