Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • The big-screen version of Hunter S. Thompson's seminal psychedelic classic about his road trip across Western America as he and his large Samoan lawyer searched desperately for the "American dream"... they were helped in large part by the huge amount of drugs and alcohol kept in their convertible, The Red Shark.

    - Written by Laurence Mixson
  • Raoul duke is a drug addled gonzo journalist. he is sent to cover a motorcycle race as an article for his magazine, but then the situation escalates into him and his psychotic attorney searching for the American dream, aided by almost every drug known to man in the boot of his red convertible.

    - Written by palmtreehead
  • An adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name. The film details a whacky search for the "American Dream", by Thompson and his crazed, Samoan lawyer. Fueled by the massive amount of drugs they purchased with an advance from a magazine to cover a sporting event in Vegas; they set out in the Red Shark. Encountering police, reporters, gamblers, racers, and hitchhikers; they search for some undefinable thing know only as the "American Dream" and find fear, loathing and hilarious adventures into the dementia of the modern American West.

    - Written by J. D. Keith <jkeith@compunet.net>
  • An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>


In a fire-apple red convertible under the desert sun, Raoul Duke ( ), and Dr. Gonzo ( ) drive to Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs. Somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, the drugs begin to take hold...

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