What's the Difference between Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas the Book and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas the Movie?


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Released: 1971
Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Released: 1998
Director: Terry Gilliam
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Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
Portrayed by: Johnny Depp
Dr. Gonzo
Dr. Gonzo
Portrayed by: Benicio Del Torro
Portrayed by: Christina Ricci
Woman on Elevator
Woman on Elevator
Portrayed by: Cameron Diaz
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book vs Movie
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   Dr. Gonzo tells the kid that he is going to kill Savage Henry. He then cracks another amyl under his nose and says it is good medicine. As he talks about Savage Henry, Dr. Gonzo pulls a .357 Magnum out of a brown paper bag and pulls the trigger.
   The pair locate a store that will sell them the special radio equipment. They are delayed when a sting ray killed a pedestrian. They arrive and complete the transaction through a slit in the door. They are told to go away, and Dr. Gonzo threatens them with violence. They are delayed attempting to get the radio when the stingray kills the pedestrian. The transaction at the store is not shown.
   Dr. Gonzo is naked in the closet vomiting into his shoe when the maid comes in. He tackles her. He is wearing his robe and pajamas and vomiting on everything.
   Dr. Gonzo tells Duke that he believes Lacerda had got a hold of the woman he met in the elevator before. Duke is snorting cocaine during this scene.
   After drag racing with the Okie cops Duke fills the tires with too much air. This isn't seen.
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