The hallucinogenic misadventures of sportswriter Raoul Duke and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Motoring across the Mojave Desert on the way to Sin City, Duke and his purple haze passenger ingest a cornucopia of drugs ranging from acid to ether.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $18,500,000.00

Revenue $10,680,275.00

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Release Information

  • May 22, 1998
    R, Theatrical



Cast 26

  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
  5. Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin
    Waitress at North Star Cafe

  6. Gary Busey

    Gary Busey
    Highway Patrolman

  7. Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz
    Blonde TV Reporter

  8. Mark Harmon

    Mark Harmon
    Magazine Reporter at Mint 400

  9. Katherine Helmond

    Katherine Helmond
    Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel

  10. Michael Jeter

    Michael Jeter
    Ron Bumquist

  11. Penn Jillette

    Penn Jillette
    Carnie Talker

  12. Craig Bierko

    Craig Bierko

  13. Lyle Lovett

    Lyle Lovett
    Road Person

  14. Laraine Newman

    Laraine Newman
    Frog-Eyed Woman

  15. Harry Dean Stanton
  16. Tim Thomerson

    Tim Thomerson

  17. Flea


  18. Christopher Meloni

    Christopher Meloni
    Sven, Flamingo Hotel Clerk

  19. Troy Evans

    Troy Evans
    Police Chief

  20. Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds
    Herself (voice)

  21. Jenette Goldstein

    Jenette Goldstein
    Alice the Maid

  22. Verne Troyer

    Verne Troyer
    Wee Waiter

  23. Gregory Itzin

    Gregory Itzin
    Mint Hotel Clerk

  24. Buck Holland

    Buck Holland

  25. Richard Riehle

    Richard Riehle
    Dune Buggy Driver

  26. Mary Gillis

    Mary Gillis

Crew 88


  1. AM

    Alex McDowell
    Production Design

  2. CG

    Chris Gorak
    Art Direction

  3. NH

    Nancy Haigh
    Set Decoration

  4. RD

    Ronald Day

  5. LC

    Lynn Christopher
    Set Designer

  6. MW
  7. MB

    Mark Blumenthal
    Standby Painter

  8. GH

    Glen Hanz

  9. DC

    Dianne Chadwick
    Art Department Assistant

  10. AC

    Andrea Carter
    Art Department Coordinator

  11. DP

    Dan Pemberton
    Construction Coordinator

  12. TL

    Tom Lifsey
    Construction Foreman

  13. FM

    Frank McEldowney

  14. TK

    Tani Kunitake
    Production Illustrator


  1. NP

    Nicola Pecorini
    Director of Photography

  2. FP

    Frank Perl
    Camera Operator

  3. PM

    Peter Mountain
    Still Photographer

  4. NP

    Nicola Pecorini
    Steadicam Operator

  5. PC
  6. LB

    Lucas Bielan
    First Assistant Camera

Costume & Make-Up

  1. JW

    Julie Weiss
    Costume Design

  2. KA

    Kimberly Adams-Galligan
    Assistant Costume Designer

  3. EC

    Eden Clark Coblenz
    Costume Supervisor

  4. BC

    Bridget Cook

  5. CA

    Cheryl Ann Nick
    Makeup Artist

  6. OI

    Olga Ishkhanova

  7. LS

    Linda S. Cormany
    Set Costumer

  8. PA

    Paige Augustine
    Set Dressing Artist

  9. BF

    Bill Fletcher


  1. JF
  2. GG

    Gary Gingold
    Craft Service

  3. PA

    Pedro Amaya

  4. LB

    Lila Byall

  5. RB

    Rob Bottin
    Makeup Effects

  6. RB

    Randy Benjamin
    Picture Car Coordinator

  7. RM

    Roanne Moore
    Post Production Assistant

  8. MS

    Michael Solinger
    Post Production Supervisor

  9. EF

    Earl F. Betts

  10. WB

    Will Blount
    Property Master

  11. MK

    Maureen Kropf
    Scenic Artist

  12. BL

    Bruce Logan
    Second Unit Cinematographer

  13. GM

    Gloria M. Fujita
    Set Medic

  14. JB

    Jimmy Bennett
    Set Production Assistant

  15. SG

    Steve Galich
    Special Effects Coordinator

  16. ML

    Matt Langenbach
    Stand In

  17. NO

    Noon Orsatti
    Stunt Coordinator

  18. KJ
  19. PS

    Pat Stubbs
    Transportation Co-Captain

  20. JL

    James Lowder
    Transportation Coordinator

  21. MS

    Michael Singer
    Unit Publicist

  22. IK

    Ian Kelly
    Video Assist Operator


  1. Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

  2. Douglas Aarniokoski

    Douglas Aarniokoski
    Assistant Director

  3. KM

    Karon May
    Script Supervisor


  1. LW
  2. DR

    David Rees
    Color Timer

  3. AP

    Alan Paley
    Dialogue Editor


  1. JB

    James Babineaux
    Best Boy Electric

  2. RB

    Reynaldo Barrera

  3. CL


  1. PC
  2. LN

    Laila Nabulsi

  3. SN

    Stephen Nemeth

  4. Margery Simkin
  5. EL
  6. HB

    Harold Bronson
    Executive Producer

  7. RF

    Richard Foos
    Executive Producer

  8. JJ

    John Jergens
    Associate Producer

  9. MI

    Mark Indig
    Unit Production Manager

  10. MA

    Molly Allen
    Location Manager

  11. PA

    Pearl A. Lucero
    Production Coordinator

  12. DR

    Deborah Ricketts


  1. RC

    Ray Cooper
    Original Music Composer

  2. RS

    Randy Smith
    Boom Operator

  3. MC

    Martin Cantwell
    First Assistant Sound Editor

  4. BR

    Bob Risk

  5. KL

    Kevin Lane
    Music Editor

  6. JM

    Jay Meagher
    Production Sound Mixer

  7. DL

    Dominic Lester
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  8. PP

    Peter Pennell
    Supervising Sound Editor

Visual Effects

  1. RS

    Ray Svedin
    Special Effects Supervisor

  2. MC

    Michael Cooper
    Visual Effects Coordinator

  3. KH

    Kent Houston
    Visual Effects Supervisor


  1. Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

  2. Hunter S. Thompson
  3. TG

    Tony Grisoni

  4. TD

    Tod Davies

  5. Alex Cox

    Alex Cox

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