Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Director: Terry Gilliam Run Time: 118 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1998
Starring: Johnny Depp, Bernicio del Toro
Selected by Rachael Willmer, Assistant General Manager
Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drug binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV news, Duke and Gonzo see casinos, reptiles and the American dream.