The deranged adventures of Gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson and his attorney Oscar Acosta, referred to in the movie as "Laslow". Thompson attempts to cover the Super Bowl and the 1972 Presidential election in his typical drug-crazed state, but is continually and comically sidetracked by his even more twisted friend Laslow. Allegedly based on actual events. Written by
John Rumpelein <email@example.com>
Based on the twisted legend of Hunter S. Thompson
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Did You Know?
To get into character, Bill Murray
spent time with Hunter S. Thompson
by drinking, shooting and generally having a great time at Thompson's Colorado ranch. After filming ended, Murray continued to act "Gonzo" through the beginning of the next season of Saturday Night Live
(1975), to the annoyance and consternation of cast and crew members. See more
(at around 1h 10 mins) When Thompson addresses the college students in the auditorium, he lights a joint with a Bic lighter. The scene took place in 1972, and the Bic disposable lighter wasn't invented until 1973. See more
Like a lot of people thought I was dead but, uh... hey you know you don't write any postcards when you're on the road to self-discovery.
Referenced in Rushmore
Home Home On The Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
and lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Performed by Neil Young See more