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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Raoul Duke
Benicio Del Toro Benicio Del Toro
Dr Gonzo
Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire
Hitchhiker
Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin
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Gary Busey Gary Busey
Highway Patrolman
Katherine Helmond Katherine Helmond
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Michael Jeter Michael Jeter
L. Ron Bumquist
Mark Harmon Mark Harmon
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Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam
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Las Vegas in a way not seen before!

7 years, 11 months ago at Oct 17 11:27
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''A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth. But no one should be asked to handle this trip.''

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades.

Johnny Depp: Raoul Duke

Saying that Terry Gilliam makes weird fil... read more

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8 years, 12 months ago at Oct 3 18:59
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is pure crack (quite literally) and that's why it's so brilliant! It's hard to predict what's going to happen but you can bet that it's most likely going to be something very strange and that, I think, is the beauty of the movie.

After seeing some interviews about the man he's portraying, I think Depp was simply fantastic. Hunter S. Thompson sure is an... read more

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 7 17:59
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Two hours have rarely felt like two or three times that length as consistently as they do during Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s hard to completely write off the film as a total loss, but only just barely so. Terry Gilliam can craft a visually arresting sequence with tremendous ease, but he doesn’t always attach a reason for that visual’s existence. And Fear & Loathing is nothing but th... read more
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Release date: 22 May 1998
UPC: 025192033926
Tags: Drugs (45), Comedy (40), 1998 (29), Drama (28), 1990s (23), Road Trip (22), Las Vegas (19), Based On Novel (15), Crime (14), Adventure (14), Journalism (13), Usa (12), Surreal (12), Casino (10), LSD (8), Black Comedy (8), (7), Gonzo (7), Johnny Depp (7), Adaptation (5)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 months, 3 weeks ago

A good movie

“To be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this movie. In fact, I even saw it in the theater when it came out and, ever since then, it has gained a huge cult following but I'm not sure if it really deserved all these praises (apparently, I'm not the only one and, according to Roger Ebert, the whole thing was just an horrible mess).  I mean, sure, it was visually pretty impressive, the performances by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro were pretty cool and it definitely had some wacky moments. And, yet, even though the material was pretty awesome, somehow, I still had a hard time to really connect with the damned thing. Basically, I couldn't help thinking that the whole thing was rather pointless and it was certainly really random. I guess this one needs a re-watch to make up my mi” read more

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