Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas script
Synopsis: Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop (Gary Busey), he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

DUKE, eyes darting madly as he hears what sounds like the

SHRIEKS OF BATS returning, grabs an assortment along with

another six-pack of beer - slams the trunk shut and dives

back into the car.

DUKE (V/O)

Not that we needed all that for the

trip, but once you get locked into

a serious drug collection, the

tendency is to push it as far as

you can.

THE RED SHARK RACES INTO THE DISTANCE... on the ground,

weakly flapping is a SEMI-SQUASHED, SLOWLY DYING ANIMAL... A

BAT?

EXT. FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD TO LAS VEGAS - DAY

IN THE RED SHARK

GONZO grips the wheel - stares maniacally down the road - a

lousy driver.

DUKE (V/O)

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.

The radio news wars with "SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL" on a tape

recorder.

RADIO NEWS:

An overdose of heroin was listed as

the official cause of death for

pretty 19 year old Diane Hanby

whose body was found stuffed in a

refrigerator last week...

GONZO changes the station - "ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE, SWEET

JESUS, ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE" vies with "SYMPATHY"... He

sings along - washes a couple of pills back with a new beer.

The RED SHARK fishtails.

GONZO:

"One toke over the line, sweet

Jesus."

4.

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Terry Gilliam

Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. more…

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