Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
|Writers:||Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies and Alex Cox|
|Director of Photography:||Nicola Pecorini|
|Production Designer:||Alex McDowell|
|Producers:||Laila Nabulsi, Patirck Cassavetti and Stephen Nemeth|
|Universal; R; 120 minutes|
|Cast:||Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Donal Morrow, Christina Ricci and Ellen Barkin|
|Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson|
Gilliam's adaptation of Thompson's 1971 novel about psychedelic drugs is certainly true to its source. The road-tripping adventures of Raoul Duke (Depp) and his lawyer Dr. Gonzo (Del Toro) are captured at a frenetic pace with mind-bending visual effects. Depp goes beyond his usual bounds of oddball comedy here; this film is a dark, foul journey into the underbelly of middle-America's dreams of Las Vegas leisure.
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