Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Director: Terry Gilliam Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Rating: R
Release Year: 1998
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Katherine Helmond, Lyle Lovett, Mark Harmon, Michael Jeter, Penn Jillette, Benicio del Toro, Flea, Johnny Depp, Tobey Maguire
In partnership with Flying Dog Brewery, Nitehawk’s BOOZE & BOOKS goes on a psychedelic journey with FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.
BOOZE: with each ticket audience members get two Flying Dog Brewery beers
BOOKS: based on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (1971)
Things start of weird and weirder when Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp doing a spot-on impression of Hunter S. Thompson) and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro at his heavyweight best) take a mescaline-fulled road trip to Las Vegas. Copious amounts of illegal drugs are consumed, hallucinations projected, and a sequence of oddballs met, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas brings Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo journalism onto the big screen. While Raoul and Dr. Gonzo languish in their drug-induced haze they do have philosophical musings about chasing the American dream and questioning the failure of the counter-culture revolution.