• Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Release Date: May 22nd, 1998

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop (Gary Busey), he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Craig Bierko, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Cameron Diaz, Flea , Mark Harmon

Director: Terry Gilliam

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Rhino Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Police officer, Hilarious, Car, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Disappointing, pointless and repetitive. show more

  • 50
    Christian Science Monitor

    Gilliam's visual style has never been more energetic or inventive, and nobody could be attracted to dope after this portrait of drug abuse as a hallucinatory quagmire. show more

  • 50
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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. show more

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