R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
The "Red Shark", a 1971 Chevrolet Impala convertible, is Hunter S. Thompson's own convertible.
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 ...
Right before and after Duke runs into the dwarf employee, off-set crewmembers are visible to the left of the screen.
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)