Hacks: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hacks: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Terry Gilliam

  • Director: Terry Gilliam
    Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire
    Release Date: Fri 13 Nov 1998
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In 1971, journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his companion Dr Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) arrive in Las Vegas, ostensibly so Raoul can cover the Mint 400 off-track race. The duo embark on a massive drugs binge, checking into the Mint hotel before visiting the Bazzoka Circus casino while high on ether. The hedonistic weekend continues the following day, with Raoul and Gonzo meeting various way-out characters along the way. Watch out for cameos by Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci and Gary Busey in Terry Gilliam's visually stunning adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's cult novel.