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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Genres: Comedy, Based on Book, Drugs / Dealers, Criterion Collection

Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, Cameron Diaz, Ellen Barkin, Lyle Lovett, Craig Bierko, Katherine Helmond, Flea (Fle), Gary Busey

Director: Terry Gilliam

Synopsis: It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels toward Las Vegas—accompanied by a trunk full of contraband and his unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo—to cover a motorcycle race. His cut-and-dried assignment quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey. Director Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Brazil) and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands, Donnie Brasco) and Benicio Del Toro (The Usual Suspects, Che) show no mercy in adapting Hunter S. Thompson's legendary dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1998


  • "The last work on gonzo journalism and the cinema.", Sight and Sound
  • "The most widely released midnight movie ever... A hilarious paean to reckless indulgence.", The Village Voice

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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