Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – A must Watch Movie

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

All of us like watching movies. We watch movies for entertainment purposes. No matter what the theme of the movie is: it entertains us in some way or the other. We get to learn many things from the movie. The star cast and the other components of the movie teach us many things. Thousands of movies are made yearly, in a different language and in different parts of the world. There are so many movies that came and became popular. One such movie is the “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. Today in this article we will talk about the same.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

This movie was made public in 1998.  Directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam, the movie stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. A character played by Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro played Dr. Gonzo. The movie is all about two people going aboard on the journalistic rationale consigned trip that twists out to be the traveling around of the Las Vegas. The journey sets beneath the outcome of psychoactive materials.

Based on the novel of the same by Hunter S. Thompson movie was produced by Leila Nabulsi, Stephen Nemeth and Patrick Cassavetti. Universal Pictures were the distributors of the movie.

Earning & Cast

May 22, 1998, was the scheduled date of the movie release. The budget of the movie was 18.5 US million Dollars. However, the box office collection of the movie was 13.7 US million Dollars. Edited by Lesley Walker the running time of the movie is 118 minutes. There were Cameo appearances too in the movie. The Cameos were done by Christopher Meloni, Jenette Goldstein, Penn Jillette and many more. The other cast of the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas movie was Christina Ricci, Mark Harmon, Lyle Lovett, and many others.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas book narrates the same story as in the movie

The story starts in Barstow and the storyteller is Raoul Duke. He is driving a red adaptable. Gradually and slowly Raoul Duke and his companion start feeling the effect of drugs they have consumed. Duke clarifies that he is a member of the press and has been bonded by a journal to writing on the Mint 400 motorbike chase in Las Vegas. Duke is accompanied by his legal representative for a pleasure trip. They have rented a car and have stocked a huge amount of drugs in the trunk of the same car. The drugs include cocaine, pills, either, amyls, marijuana, and LSD.

Since they have consumed a good amount of drugs, upon reaching Las Vegas they start feeling hallucinations. And Duke is incapable of checking in the hotel without his attorney’s help. Lacerda, the photographer sends a message to the men asking them to meet to discuss the work. For checking in the hotel, Duke needs to get his journalist emblem. After a while they place an order to the room service, finish their dinner, and listens to the news.

Duke in Las Vegas

A series of events happen at Las Vegas, and Duke gets more and more into drug consumption. He starts feeling paranoid due to the consumption of drugs. After that, he decides to participate in the Mint 400 race with his convertible but the organizers and the attendant turn hostile and therefore, Duke does some pranks against them. He also tricks some people for harassing a journalist. One day he argues with his attorney that he wants to go to the place where Guy Lombardo or Debbie Reynolds is performing. They reach the place where Reynolds is performing. Duke and his attorney entered the circus saying that they are friends with Reynolds. However, they had no tickets. Very soon both of them are thrown out of the show, as guards thought their behavior was inappropriate. And it was true.

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Amidst so many incidents, Duke has some debate with his attorney and both of them argue over a lot of things. They ingest lots of Drugs. They decided to ingest ether but the mescaline makes them uncontrollable. However, the attorney gets violent and is locked into the bathroom by Duke. Duke realizes that he has a huge bill from the hotel and he is breaking. Unable to pay the huge amount he decides to flee away. As soon as he is out of the hotel, he receives a telegram stating that he has got an assignment and that will fetch him a lot of money.

Duke flees away and later he is convinced by his attorney to come back to Las Vegas and take over the assignment. Duke goes back and lands up in series of trouble and incidents. All because of their drug ingests.

Bottom Line

It is interesting to watch what happens in the end. And how does he cope with the problems? Watch the movie and experience the superb acting by actors.


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