(USA, 1998)

  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producers: Patrick Cassavetti, Laila Nabulsi, Stephen Nemeth
  • Screenplay: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Alex Cox, Tod Davies
  • Cinematography:Nicola Pecorini
  • Cast:Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro
  • Running time: 118 min.

A red convertible speeds across the Nevada desert, on the highway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas; on board, the reporter Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his lawyer Dr. Gonzo. Duke has been assigned to cover a motorcycle race in the desert; suddenly the drugs kick in and a swarm of bats attacks the vehicle, triggering Duke to hit the gas and driving hectically towards his destination. From then on, Duke and Dr. Gonzo never come down from their drug-induced mania and live in a constant haze filled with insane visions of reptiles and monsters, and news about Vietnam that foreshadow the demise of the American dream.
Based on the homonymous book by Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam brings to life on the big screen, this obscure comedy about two addicts who deep down would much rather face their darkest nightmares, than live in their country’s current, decaying reality, in which a whole generation is sent to their death under the pretense that they are fighting for their homeland.


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