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"
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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.
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The greates fucking movie ive ever seen
"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."
-Doc. Johnson
by Cody December 17, 2003
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An...entertaining movie about an attorney and a writer (Benicio Del Toro and Johnny Depp) and them basically in a giant drug binge w/ every drug you can think of (except weed).
"Did you just eat all this acid?"

"That's right. MUSIC! Put that tape BACK IN! MUSIC! BACK ON! (Intellible)"
by Uncle Pablo January 18, 2004
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An amazing electrocore/ trancecore band from Kobe, Japan. Formed in 2008, they have six members:

So - Clean vocals/programming.
Minami - Scream vocals/keyboards.
Ma$hu - Bass guitar.
Taiki - Guitar.
Sxun - Guitar.
Tomonori - Drums.
That new metal band, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas is so cool!
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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


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

One Toke you poor fool?- just wait until you see those goddamn bats..."-RD
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