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fucking awesome movie, in which raoul duke (johnny depp) and his samoan attourney (benico del toro) travel to las vegas to film the mint 400. it takes place circa 1971, and shows the nation's mourning of the loss of the 60s era, but also the sheer experimentation and ruthlesness of the next. however, their "mission" turns into a massive drug binge, a crazy adventure where they end up "living the savage american dream." fucking classic. with cameos by cameron diaz, christina ricci, toby mcguire, etc. based on the book by hunter s. thompson. buy the dvd. watch it. tell your friends to buy it. then watch it again.
he was not made for reproduction. too weird to live, too rare to die.

(duke, referring to dr. gonzo)


as your attourney, i advise you to take a hit from the little brown bottle in my shaving kit. you won't need much.

(dr. gonzo to duke)

the possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. there is no sympathy for the devil. keep that in mind. buy the ticket, take the ride.

(duke after a night of eether and/or plenty of acid)
by elyse b February 16, 2004
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Great fuckin' movie! Got to add some points that have been missed: based on real events while Hunter S Thompson was supposed to be covering the Mint 400 (not filming it) - it was originally supposed to be a Sports Illustrated caption, not a book on the American Dream written in pure Gonzo journalism. The attorney is based on the real man, Oscar Acosta, who was also there and is Chicano, not Samoan. Hunter tried to get first SI, then Rolling Stone to cover "expenses" but they were deemed too outrageous - Random House paid for it, giving them future control of HST's book.
"I have dealt with them all, at close range, and my only regret is that I stomped too softly on the bastards"
by Madmarco April 06, 2004
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Best movie ever, based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson.
Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals!?
by Pieter82 December 05, 2003
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3.
Best movie in the world. Superbly acted. Johnny Depp is awesome-so is Benecio DelToro. It is about to men Raoul Duke(Depp)a journalism expert- and his samoan attorney- Dr.Gonzo(DelToro)- that go to Las Vegas to cover the Mint 400 (a motorcycle race)- and to find the American Dream, acompanied by a trunkful of drugs- these to men turn a simple weekend task-into a psycadellic whirlwind... From a word caption for Sports Illustraded, to a book, to the screem- comes a movie both hilarious-and-savage...
"You took too much man! Too much! too much!.." - Dr. Gonzo

"BEAUTIFUL FUCKING TITS!!" -Raoul Duke

"We were somewhere around Barstow, near the edge of the desert-when the drugs began to take hold"- Raoul Duke

"ONE TOKE OVER THE LIIIINE!!"-DR.G
One Toke you poor fool?- just wait until you see those goddamn bats..."-RD
by Remy's Bitch December 30, 2004
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An groundbreaking novel with the full title - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Authored by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971.

Journalist Raoul Duke and attorney Dr. Gonzo travel to Las Vegas in 1971 to cover a motorcycle race for a sports magazine and enjoy a haphazardly planned vacation. The vacation turns highly irresponsible and reckless as the two consume copious amounts of illegal drugs, commit various acts of fraud, and generally wreak mayhem upon the citizens of Las Vegas.

The novel is responsible for introducing an innovative literary style called gonzo journalism, a style of reporting that mixes fiction and factual journalism.

The novel inspired two movies - "Where the Buffalo Roam" (1980) and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998).
I read "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", and inspired me to visit Circus Circus while on ether.
by Vic Sereno March 21, 2007
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Best God-dam film ever made, Watch it now!
somebody buy some golf shoes, or we'll never get outta here alive
by poosemon August 02, 2003
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Best damn fuckin movie ever. there is a good quality version on Kazaa right now! Fucking awesome movie starring Johnny Depp.
I'm a doctor of journalism man.
by Dysfunction September 23, 2003
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greatest movie of all time
''suddenly we were surounded by huge bats all swooping and sweeping and diving around the car''- rauol duke

fear and loathing in las vegas
by colin December 11, 2003
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