R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Terry Gilliam wanted to provoke strong reactions to his film as he said in an interview, "I want it to be seen as one of the great movies of all time, and one of the most hated movies of all time."
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 ...
On the way to pick up their rental car, they are slowed down because a stingray corvette hits a pedestrian; it looks in the film like the vehicle (which crashed) has an integrated rather than a chrome front bumper; the chrome front bumper wasn't adopted until 1973, while the movie is supposedly set in 1971.
The credits literally scroll up the freeway.
$4,335,095 (USA) (25 May 1998)
$10,680,275 (USA) (6 June 2013)
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