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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is comedy crime film adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel of the same name. It was co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, and stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, respectively.

Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop (Gary Busey), he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Hunter S. Thompson (book), Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox

Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Mark Harmon, Craig Bierko, Christina Ricci, Katherine Helmond

Cast:

Johnny DeppRaoul Duke
Benicio Del ToroDr. Gonzo
Tobey MaguireHitchhiker
Michael Lee GoginUniformed Dwarf
Larry CedarCar Rental Agent – Los Angeles
Brian Le BaronParking Attendant
Katherine HelmondDesk Clerk at Mint Hotel
Michael WarwickBell Boy
Craig BierkoLacerda
Tyde KierneyReporter
Mark HarmonMagazine Reporter
Tim ThomersonHoodlum
Richard RiehleDune Buggy Driver
Ransom GatesDune Buggy Passenger
Laraine NewmanFrog-Eyed Woman
Frank RomanoDune Buggy Passenger
Gil BoccaccioDesert Room Doorman
Gary BrunoDesert Room Doorman
Richard PortnowWine Colored Tuxedo
Debbie ReynoldsDebbie Reynolds (voice)
Steve SchirripaGoon
Verne TroyerWee Waiter
Will BlountThe Black Guy
Ben YeagarClown Barker
Penn JilletteCarnie Talker
Christopher CallenBazooko Circus Waitress
Cameron DiazBlonde TV Reporter
Benjamin A. van der VeenTV Crew Man
Lyle LovettRoad Person
FleaMusician
Alex Craig MannStockbroker
Gregory ItzinClerk at Mint Hotel
Gary BuseyHighway Patrolman
Troy EvansPolice Chief
Gale BakerPolice Chief’s Wife
Christopher MeloniClerk at Flamingo Hotel
Christina RicciLucy
Chris HendrieExecutive Director
Larry BrandenburgCop In Back
Michael JeterL. Ron Bumquist
Harry Dean StantonJudge
Jenette GoldsteinMaid
Stephen BridgewaterHuman Cannonball
Donald MorrowVoice of Drug Film Narrator (voice)
Buck HollandShopper
Mary GillisShopper
Jennifer Elise CoxShopper
Robert AllenCar Rental Agent – Los Angeles
Ellen BarkinNorth Star Waitress
David BrisbinMan in Car
James O’SullivanTV Newsman
Milt TarverTV Newsman
Kathryn AlexanderLizard Performer
Mia BabalisLizard Performer
Kristin DraudtLizard Performer
Kim FlowersLizard Performer
Trudi ForristalLizard Performer
Nan FriedmanLizard Performer
Judith LieffLizard Performer
Tane McClureLizard Performer
Diana MehoudarLizard Performer
Geoffrey B. NimmerLizard Performer
Marlene BolognaTrapeze Artist
Chobi GyorgyTrapeze Artist
Karen PriceTrapeze Artist
Lisa HoyleTrapeze Artist
Joseph S. GriffoTrapeze Artist
Stephen J. AustinDesert Race Reporter
Greg BronsonHighroller
Ray CooperDistinguished Man
Kacee DeMasiHooker
Eva FordAmerican Flag Girl
Patty GliniewiczHotel Clerk
Mitchell GordonBelly Clown
Matthew HurleyStreet Performer
Bryce IngmanMan With White Elephant
Khris KaneffPit Boss
Paul KantnerAcid Cook Guy at Matrix
Brian D. KlineMedical Angel
Walter LudwigRace Official Mark Allen
Tony MouleartHotel Valet
Laila NabulsiGrace Slick
Warren RossTent Doorman
Naomi SampsonShowgirl
Christy SturzaFlower Child
Hunter S. ThompsonOther Duke in Matrix Flashback

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