Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas DVD/Movie

When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and sidekick Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten, and the trip has become the keyword. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings, and a crew of the craziest characters ever (including cameo appearances by Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, and many others). No matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go. Capturing the insane madness of Hunter S. Thompson’s literary classic was the challenge that director Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) openly embraced. Critics hailed it as: “Mindblowing. Bizarre. Outrageous. Wild.” Buy the ticket. Take the ride!

MPAA rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Media format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Run time: 1 hour and 59 minutes
Release date: November 17, 1998
Actors: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin, Craig Bierko, Gary Busey
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Producers: Laila Nabulsi, Patrick Cassavetti, Stephen Nemeth
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Unqualified
Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox
Number of discs: 1