Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo 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, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

  1. Terry Gilliam

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Tod Davies


  3. Alex Cox


  4. Tony Grisoni


  5. Hunter S. Thompson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp

    Raoul Duke

  2. Benicio del Toro

    Benicio del Toro

    Dr. Gonzo / Oscar Z. Acosta

  3. Tobey Maguire

    Tobey Maguire


  4. Christina Ricci

    Christina Ricci


  5. Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin

    Waitress at North Star Cafe

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


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Release Information

  • May 22, 1998


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $18,500,000.00

Revenue $10,680,275.00

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