R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Raoul Duke's typewriter has the words "OFF THE PIGS" written on the top.
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 full...
At the Mint Bar, Gonzo has his sunglasses on, but then in one shot Duke turns to Gonzo when he's mumbling, and he has his sunglasses off. Then it switches back to Duke, then back to Gonzo, and he has his sunglasses back on.
The credits literally scroll up the freeway.
$3,338,590 24 May 1998