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 ...
During the low-angle tracking shot along the water in the floor in the Flamingo Hotel room, the camera clearly knocks over a syringe and pushes it across the water.
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)
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