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

Comedy

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

63%
Released: 1971
Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

37%
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
Lucy
Lucy
Portrayed by: Christina Ricci
Woman on Elevator
Woman on Elevator
Portrayed by: Cameron Diaz
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   While out covering the race in the press bronco, two dune buggies with american flags and other decals all over them, full of men who look like petty officers from San Diego stop them. They demand to know where the race is happening. One jeep with three men stops them. They have a dead deer on the hood.
   Duke checks into the Flamingo carrying he leather satchel. He witnesses a police chief from Michigan have an altercation with the desk clerk. They call the manager who offers to call them a cab. Duke stops and everyone stares at him. He is carrying the huge case of drugs with him. The clerk has the altercation with the Police chief and the manager isn't called.
   After seeing the hitchhiker in Baker, Duke finds a phone booth between a Sinclair Station and the Majestic Diner. He calls his Attorney and tells him he will have him disbarred because of all the illegal things he has in the car. Gonzo reminds him of the telegram and he has rented a suite at the flamingo and a white Cadillac. He then goes across the street and has a Balentine's ale and talks with the bartender. The phone booth is in a junkyard surrounded by wrecked cars. Duke says nothing about disbarment and Gonzo never mentions the white Caddy. He doesn't go to a bar afterward.
   The elevator is crowded with race people when Dr. Gonzo has the encounter with the woman working with the TV series about the race. Dr. Gonzo is wearing a black jacket and he yells threats at all the people until Duke pulls him out of the elevator. The elevator only contains Gonzo, Duke, Lacerda, the woman and her cameraman and soundman. Gonzo is wearing a red polo shirt and he pulls a knife on Lacerda and threatens him. We don't see him get pulled off the elevator by Duke.
   They leave the bar and discuss the Mint 400. As they leave the bar after getting the assignment, the Dwarf chases after them because they have skipped out on the bill. They get in Raoul's pinto and pull away. There is a man dressed as an angel holding a flaming sword.
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