Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Poster


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Followed by 

The Rum Diary (2011)

Edited from 

Vega$ (1978) (TV Series)
Footage from this series is used in the back projection as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo drive down the Las Vegas strip after the Mint 400 scenes.


Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Movie's theme song plays later after Duke has been ejected from Debbie Reynolds' show, leading to the line, "What kind of rat bastard psychotic would play that song right now, at this moment?"
Z (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
As Duke steps on the gas to try and flee the pursuing Highway Patrol officer, a slower arrangement of the song from The Blues Brothers "Mall Chase" scene plays.
Nice Dreams (1981)
When Duke wakes up in the second hotel, he has on the same lizard tail used at the end of this film
From Beyond (1986)
Psychoactive properties of the pineal gland mentioned in both movies.
Naked Lunch (1991)

Referenced in 

At the Movies: The Truman Show/The Last Days of Disco/A Perfect Murder/The Opposite of Sex/Hope Floats (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Opposite of Sex" review.
At the Movies: Meet Joe Black/I'll Be Home for Christmas/Dancing at Lughnasa/I Still Know What You Did Last Summer/Velvet Goldmine (1998) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "New On Video" bumper. Thumbs up from Siskel; thumbs down from Ebert.
Spotlight on Location: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) (Video)
this is the making-of documentary.
The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) (TV Episode)
As Homer and Ned drive to Las Vegas, they pass a car heading the opposite direction, with two characters who look like the Ralph Steadman drawing on the poster for this movie.
King of Comedy (1999)
Poster is shown in Wan Tin-sau's room.
Boldog világvége (1999) (Short)
still photo from the film can be seen
D.A.F.T. (2000) (Video)
Poster in the background during the beach scene
Beethoven's 3rd (2000) (Video)
VHS seen in the video store
Almost Famous (2000)
Will & Grace: Fear and Clothing (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
3rd Rock from the Sun: Fear and Loathing in Rutherford (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Waking Life (2001)
Poster featured on refrigerator as protagonist makes cereal
Andromeda: Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Lammbock (2001)
Kai wears the same white Chucks as Raoul Duke
Slackers (2002)
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
Poster image from this is shown during the "Terry Gilliam's Picture Show" animated sequence.
King of the Hill: Beer and Loathing (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Daredevil (2003)
Madventures: U.S.A: Las Vegas (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the presenters is dressed like Johnny Depp from Fear and Loathing.
Hunter Goes to Hollywood (2003) (Video)
The filming of this is shown.
Postal 2 (2003) (Video Game)
Achievement "Fear and Loathing"
Breakfast with Hunter (2003)
Partially follows the production of this film. In Breakfast With Hunter (in particular, during one candid scene) one can essentially witness the demise of Alex Cox's version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fur and Loathing (2003) (TV Episode)
At the ending, Grissom says "Fur and loathing in Las Vegas".
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Benicio Del Toro/Richard Lewis/Maroon 5 (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Benicio Del Toro's interview.
Secret Window (2004)
When Mort covers the phone with Shooter's hat he also partially covers a book by Hunter S. Thompson. Depp portrayed Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas (2004) (Short)
The title of Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas (2004) references Fear and Loathing.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
Characters talk about seeing polar bears in the game, exactly as they do in the film.
Dream Team: Fear and Loathing (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
The movie is seen in the box of porn
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
DVD is shown in a store.
Bad Luck, Good Luck! (2006) (Short)
see trivia
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Dumb-Dumbs and Dragons/Fear and Loathing in Endsville (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference, including a title card that parodies Ralph Steadman's artwork.
Banzai Motherfucker! (2006)
Weeds: Last Tango in Agrestic (2006) (TV Episode)
The shirt Nancy wears throughout the show
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006) (Video Game)
Mission title: "Furon Loathing In Bay City"
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Terry Gilliamem (2006) (TV Episode)
Terry Gilliam talks about it.
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006) (Video)
Before their road trip starts, the characters start listing everything illegal that they have on them, much like the main characters do in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).
Knocked Up (2007)
Poster seen in Ben's apartment
Californication: Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser (2007) (TV Episode)
Title of the episode references the film's title.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
VHS in the video store.
The Hangover (2009)
The hotel room is torn apart with clues left behind that the characters use to piece together the details of the previous night's partying
Nostalgia Critic: A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert (2009) (TV Episode)
Archived clip of Siskel & Ebert reviewing this movie is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman & Robin #1 and #2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Linkara plays the "This is Bat Country" clip when Vicki mentions her dislike of bats.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Lovely Bones/The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus/The White Ribbon (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says the director of "Doctor Parnassus" directed this movie.
Straw (2010) (Short)
Through Credited "Cast", strange Hunter S. Thompson Caricature, bizarreness
Malice in Lalaland (2010) (Video)
One main character is dressed in the same clothes and has the same appearance, and is seen driving a convertible in the desert, just like Johnny Depp's character.
Fear and Loathing on Blanchard Hill: The Making of 'The Curse of Blanchard Hill' (2010)
The title is an homage to the film and book.
The Knight Jerks Trilogy (2010) (Video)
The Knight Jerks talk like Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo in several scenes.
Rango (2011)
When Rango flies from car to car trying to hold on to a smiley face on a bicycle back wheel, he is thrown to land at the windshield of a car that looks exactly the same as Raoul Duke's in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The driver and passenger of this car might reference Johnny Depp's and Benicio Del Toro's characters in the same..
Bum Reviews: Rango (2011) (TV Episode)
Walker reprises his character of Raoul Puke, a parody of Raoul Duke from this movie
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rango (2011) (TV Episode)
Johnny Depp's role mentioned
August (2011)
Bum Reviews: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Tosh.0: Tosh.0 Marathon (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
Brows Held High: Tideland (2011) (TV Episode)
detailing Terry Gilliam's film career
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky mentions that like "The Rum Diary," the film starred Johnny Depp and was based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson
Parenthood: Sore Loser (2011) (TV Episode)
poster in Drew's room
Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
"This isn't Christmastime, this is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
Conan: Operation Orgy: Journey to Coitus Cove (2012) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Conan during Shaun White interview
Conan: Fear & Loathing & Boredom in Albany (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Nostalgia Critic: Reefer Madness (2012) (TV Episode)
Raoul Puke appears during the middle of the review.
Parenthood: I'll Be Right Here (2012) (TV Episode)
poster in Drew's room
No Direction Home (2012)
Referenced in dialogue
Parenthood: Small Victories (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster in Drew's room
Mama (2013)
Annabel wears a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirt multiple times throughout the film.
Storage Wars: Fear and Loathing in Placentia (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Pawn Stars: Fool's Gold (2013) (TV Episode)
A customer brings her book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" signed by Hunter S. Thompson, and Corey talks about this movie and their characters, Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro, and tells its plot.
Enemy (2013)
Poster is shown in a video store.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Drinking Games (2013) (TV Episode)
The drinking game for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas gets an honorable mention.
In Confidence: Terry Gilliam (2013) (TV Episode)
Talked about during interview.
To Be Takei (2014)
Fan at convention dressed like Raoul Duke
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Three's a Crowd (2014) (TV Episode)
Discord dresses as Raoul Duke.
JonTron: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
"It's Fear and Loathing rules. There's no rules!"
Aerial America: Kentucky (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing Kentucky native Hunter S. Thompson.
Honest Game Trailers: Grand Theft Auto V (2014) (TV Episode)
Narrator says 'Fear And Loathing In Los Santos'
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
Jenny's hallucination and Roger's personality are references to this film.
The Cinema Snob: Wired (2014) (TV Episode)
"And is this now Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?"
Dealer (2014)
Poster seen
Hot in Cleveland: Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Hobbit #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"We must stop them here. It's bat country."
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.28 (2015) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question; poster shown
The Vampire Diaries: Age of Innocence (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.7 (2015) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Honest Game Trailers: Tales from the Borderlands (2016) (TV Episode)
'Fear And Loathing In Pandora'
The Venture Bros.: It Happening One Night (2016) (TV Episode)
When Dr. Venture encounters a partygoer dressed in an outfit identical to his own, the two look each other up and down.
Bachelor (2016)
Poster on the wall.
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
When Red, Chuck and Bomb start spying on the piggies, Red and Chuck are dressed as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. Also, several pigs are dressed as Raoul, wearing similar shirts, glasses, and hats.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Skies (2016) (TV Episode)
"White Gehenna, ensuring that every place you stop is bat country."
An Anxious Mind (2016) (Short)
The narration was inspired by this film
Jay Leno's Garage: Victory Lane (2017) (TV Episode)
the poster for the film is shown
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Blade Runner 2049 (2018) (TV Episode)
Narration audio from this movie featured.
Karppi: Alku (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall at Sirius nightclub.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #12.26 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Repo Man (2018) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Directors Who Got Fired from Their Own Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Alex Cox, who got fired from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is #10.
That Movie Show: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) (2019) (TV Episode)
Review of the Film
Milo Murphy's Law: Sphere and Loathing in Outer Space (2019) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Films Under Constant Critique: Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) (2019) (TV Episode)
"This was before Pirates of the Caribbean. Heck this was even before Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Time to Make... My Move (2019) (TV Episode)
skekGra and urGoh are inspired by Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo.
Tourette's and Zombies, the Musical (2019) (Short)
Amount of drug usage
The Weeknd: Heartless (2019) (Music Video)
The music video is inspired by this movie.
You: Fear and Loathing in Beverly Hills (2019) (TV Episode)
This episode's title references the movie. Also because a lot happens in this episode under the influence of drugs.
The Weeknd: Blinding Lights (2020) (Music Video)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is cited as one of the inspiration of the video and the album
Madventures Suomi: Kullankaivajien heimo (2020) (TV Episode)
Several pieces during the episode filmed in the style of the film.
Vdud: Pavel Derevyanko (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yury Dud.
Vdud: Navalnyie (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alexei Navalny.
The Black Friend (2020) (Short)
Poster is shown.
The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
One of Katie's short films: 'Fear and Loathing in Central Michigan'
Ollie & Scoops: Warm Cream (2021) (TV Episode)
As Dougie and Armando ride off on a motor scooter, there is a sign that reads "Now Leaving Fear & Loathing" along with a note that reads "Too weird to live, too rare to die - H.S.T." the initials stand for Hunter S. Thompson.
Beguiled Company (2021)
Brenden has a DVD of this film shown. During the trip sequence he double quotes this film and Avenged Sevenfold's song "Bat Country" . During a key scene underwear is thrown at a poster to this film.
Nostalgia Critic: Rango (2022) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
The Bad Guys (2022)
Mr. Snake's usual floral print shirt and floppy bucket hat resembles Hunter Thompson's
Fox News @ Night: Episode dated 21 April 2022 (2022) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
H3ro: S.i.T.b (Music Video)
H3ro is dressed like Raoul Duke.


Tarantula (1955)
The Last War (1961)
Shown on a TV screen in another scene.
Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
Shown on a TV screen in one scene.

Featured in 

Dawson's Creek: Castaways (2003) (TV Episode)
Pacey and Joey watch the movie while they're stuck in Kmart.
Strictly Background (2007)
clip shown
Gonzo (2008)
Several extended clips
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Johnny Depp.
Nostalgia Critic: Theodore Rex (2010) (TV Episode)
"This is, like, a REALLY bad high. In fact, this whole scene looks like the tripped-out bar from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," doesn't it?"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers (2010) (TV Episode)
Bat Country clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stoner Comedies (2011) (TV Episode)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is #10.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Great Mouse Detective (2012) (TV Episode)
"We can't stop here, this is Bat Country" clip used when Fidget scares Hewy.
1, 001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Honest Trailers: Pirates of the Caribbean (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Druggies (2015) (TV Episode)
Raoul Duke is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Weirdest Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies to Watch While High (2015) (TV Episode)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas gets an honorable mention.
Lost in Adaptation: Bram Stoker's Dracula (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic points out how this movie is too odd to be a critical darling
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #6 (2016) (TV Episode)
"We can't stop here. This is bat country."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Morning After Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Wow, Just Wow gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Opening Lines in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Drugs Began to Take Hold is #8.
Nostalgia Critic: Cool World (2017) (TV Episode)
Raoul and his friends are the ones who hit Frank on his motorcycle
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movies with Bad Rotten Tomatoes Scores (2017) (TV Episode)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Universes That You Didn't Know Were Linked (2018) (TV Episode)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas gets an honorable mention along with Rango.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cocktails Made Famous by Film and TV (2020) (TV Episode)
Singapore Sling with Mezcal on the Side is #8.
Have a Good Trip (2020)
clip shown.


Spoofed in 

Thralls (2005) (Video)
A man at the bar is dressed like Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp), and mentions seeing bats
Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show (2005) (TV Movie)
Direct spoof -- Greg taking the role of Hunter S. Thompson, and Warren taking the role of Dr. Gonzo; Greg speaks out an entire list of different candies and then adds "....and Warren had a whole suitcase full of illegal drugs."
Nostalgia Critic: We're Back! A Dinosaur Story (2009) (TV Episode)
"Raoul Puke" is an impersonation of Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke.
Family Guy: Tea Peter (2012) (TV Episode)
Chris takes mescaline and goes to Vegas
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Three's a Crowd (2014) (TV Episode)
When giving directions, Discord dresses like Raoul Duke.
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
Various themes and elements of the film are parodied.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Fear and Loathing in Vegas Stakes (2021) (TV Episode)
the whole review spoofs this movie

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