R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Hunter S. Thompson shaved Johnny Depp's head. They were in Thompson's kitchen, Depp refused to look in a mirror, and Thompson wore a miner's hard hat.
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like:
Raoul Duke: I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
Raoul Duke: Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was ...
When Duke and Gonzo are stopped by the side of the road with the hitchhiker, Gonzo's watch changes between the shot where he says "What the fuck are we doing out here in the middle of the desert..." and "... We need help."
The credits literally scroll up the freeway.
$4,335,095 (USA) (25 May 1998)
$10,680,275 (USA) (6 June 2013)
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