By Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the simplest chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking stable occasions ever dedicated to the published page.  It is additionally the story of a protracted weekend highway journey that has long past down within the annals of yankee popular culture as one of many strangest trips ever undertaken.

Now this cult vintage of gonzo journalism is an important movie from common, directed through Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

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