R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Cork Hubbert appears uncredited as the bell hop who delivers the telephone at the Beverly Hotel; Hubbert previously played a bell hop in the other Hunter S. Thompson film WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM.
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...
When Duke is pulled over on the side with the patrolman (Gary Busey) and is outside of the car, you can see the radio microphone cable on the ground right behind Duke's car.
Hand drawn illustrations are used in the end credits, including one at the end of the closing credits with Raoul driving away from Vegas.
$3,338,590 24 May 1998