R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
at the Jefferson Airplane show. When Johnny Depp, as Thompson, sees the real Thompson, Depp's narration says "There I was . . . mother of God, there I am!"
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 ...
In the first hotel room, Duke is crouching behind the bar when the photographer comes in. The ice bucket on the tray disappears between shots.
The credits literally scroll up the freeway.
$4,335,095 (USA) (25 May 1998)
$10,680,275 (USA) (6 June 2013)