Fear and Loathing
Director: Terry Gilliam Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1998
Spend 420 with us by taking a psychedelic journey into the heart of Las Vegas with a goofy journalist and his questionable lawyer.
“The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
Things start of weird and only get weirder when Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp doing a spot-on impression of Hunter S. Thompson) and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio de 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 (it is based, after all, off his culture defining novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream). 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.