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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Original title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tony Grisoni, Terry Gilliam (Novel: Hunter S. Thompson)
Music
Ray Cooper
Cinematography
Nicola Pecorini
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures / Summit Entertainment / Fear and Loathing LLC / Rhino Films / Shark Productions
Genre
Comedy | Black Comedy. Road Movie. Drugs. Journalism. Cult Movie. Surrealism. 1970s
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1998: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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