“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” quotes(1998)
Terry Gilliam directed this movie in 1998
Title Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Director Terry Gilliam
Genre Comedy, Adventure
Director Terry Gilliam
Genre Comedy, Adventure
Plot – In 1971 the journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr. Gonzo leave California on board of a red convertible. The direction is Las Vegas, where Duke has to write about a motorbike race and Gonzo has to attend a convention of lawyers and prosecutors. They bring with them an unlimited stockpile of mescaline, weed, ecstasy and other drugs that they make extensive use of. They cross the desert of Nevada and horrific visions accompany them: the attack of a flock of bats, groups of lizards that organize parties in the hotel, the floor that melts beneath the feet. They also make strange encounters: a policeman as strict as lonely that harasses Duke; a television journalist who takes advantage of Gonzo’s mad love; a little girl escaped from home and a maniac mystic who has settled in their room and could lead to trouble with the law.
All actors – Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter, Mark Harmon, Penn Jillette, Craig Bierko, Lyle Lovett, Flea, Laraine Newman, Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Thomerson, Michael Lee Gogin, Larry Cedar, Brian Le Baron, Michael Warwick, Tyde Kierney, Richard Riehle, Ransom Gates, Frank Romano, Gil Boccaccio, Cameron Diaz, Gary Bruno, Richard Portnow, Steve Schirripa, Verne Troyer, Will Blount, Ben Yeagar, Christopher Callen, Christopher Meloni, Benjamin A. van der Veen, Alex Craig Mann, Christina Ricci, Gregory Itzin, Troy Evans, Gale Baker, Chris Hendrie, Larry Brandenburg, Donald Morrow, Jenette Goldstein, Stephen Bridgewater, Buck Holland, Mary Gillis, Jennifer Elise Cox, Robert Allen, David Brisbin, James O'Sullivan, Milt Tarver, Kathryn Alexander, Mia Babalis, Kristin Draudt, Kim Flowers, Nan Friedman, Judith Lieff, Tane McClure, Diana Mehoudar, Geoffrey B. Nimmer, Marlene Bologna, Chobi Gyorgy, Karen E. Castoldi, Lisa Hoyle, Joseph S. Griffo, Trudi Forristal, Debbie Reynolds, Ray Cooper, Kacee DeMasi, Eva Ford, Matthew Hurley, Bryce Ingman, Khris Kaneff, Brian D. Kline, Walter Ludwig, Tony Mouleart, Warren Ross, Hunter S. Thompsonshow all
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” Quotes 22 quotes
“Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor skills. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Raoul Duke: Oh, shit. I forgot about the beer. You want one?
- Hitchhiker: No.
- Raoul Duke: How 'bout some ether?”
“The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.”
“I was right in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo, and somebody was giving booze to these goddamn things. Won't be long now before they tear us to shreds.”
“We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Parking Attendant: You can't park your car here.
- Raoul Duke: Why not? Is this not a reasonable place to park?
- Parking Attendant: Reasonable? You're on a sidewalk! This is the sidewalk!”
“I wouldn't dare go to sleep with you wandering around with a head full of acid, wanting to slice me up with that goddamn knife.”
“- Raoul Duke: Straight economics, man. This girl is a godsend. Shit, she can make us a grand a day.
- Dr. Gonzo: That's ugly, man. Stop talking like that.
- Raoul Duke: I figure she can do about four at a time. If we keep her full of acid that's more like two grand a day. Maybe three.”
“- Raoul Duke: There's a uh, big machine in the sky, some kind of, I dunno, electric snake, coming straight at us.
- Dr. Gonzo: Shoot it.
- Raoul Duke: Not yet, I want to study its habits.”
“One of the things you learn from years of dealing with drug people, is that you can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye.”
“- Raoul Duke: Look, there's two women fucking a polar bear!
- Dr. Gonzo: Don't tell me these things. Not now man.”
“A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth.”
“I'm a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.”
“- Raoul Duke: Huh! Huh! Huh! Fucking pigs.
- Dr. Gonzo: Did you say something?
- Raoul Duke: Hm? Never mind. It's your turn to drive.
- Raoul Duke: [narrating] No point in mentioning these bats, I thought. Poor bastard will see them soon enough.”
“- Raoul Duke: Oh God... did you eat all this acid?
- Dr. Gonzo: That's right. Music!”
“A generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old mystic fallacy of the acid culture: the desperate assumption that somebody, or at least some force, was tending the light at the end of the tunnel.”