R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
In the trailer for the movie, when Gonzo fires the gun in the car, it actually goes off instead of just clicking.
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 crashes the carriage in the white convertible leaving the supermarket, a cameraman is reflected in the door.
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.
Viva Las Vegas
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Published by Pomus Songs, Inc., Gladys Music and Unichappel Music, Inc.
a/b/c Mort Shuman Songs
Performed by Dead Kennedys
Courtesy of Cherry Red Records
$4,335,095 (USA) (25 May 1998)
$10,680,275 (USA) (6 June 2013)
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