R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
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 ...
After the shot when Duke leaves the gorilla statue on his way to LA after he fled the hotel, in the next scene a police officer starts chasing him. Before they approach the curve there is the double yellow line between the sides of the road. There's a cut and they're instantly in the curve, with the camera looking at Duke from the hood. Cut, the camera looks in the rear-view mirror and now the curve is far away and dashed line separates the two sides of the road. There's another cut back, looking at duke from the car's hood and there's the double line again. After the officer turns on the siren, in the rear-view mirror there's dashed line again. Then the officer tries to drive next to Duke's car, the lines are dashed on the other side and are full on Duke's side.
The Ralph Steadman drawings from the book are put in with the credits, along with the Gonzo & Duke in the Red Shark picture that takes up the whole screen at the end.
$4,335,095 (USA) (25 May 1998)
$10,680,275 (USA) (6 June 2013)
See what the IMDb editors are excited to watch in October, check out our guide to Fall TV, video games, and more.