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:

(muttering to himself)

One toke. You poor fool. Wait

till you see those goddamn bats.

UP AHEAD - AT THE SIDE OF THE DESERTED ROAD

A LONE HITCHHIKER spots them, jumps up and sticks out a

thumb. The RED SHARK roars past. Then, fifty yards down

the road...

GONZO:

Let's give that boy a lift.

GONZO wrenches the wheel - THE RED SHARK swerves to the side

of the road.

DUKE:

We can't stop here - this is bat

country!

GONZO JAMS THE CAR INTO REVERSE AND ROCKETS BACKWARDS. The

HITCHHIKER races to the car. A poor OKIE KID with a big grin.

HITCHHIKER:

Hot damn! I never rode in a

convertible before!

Then the big grin freezes on the OKIE KID's face at the

sight of:
DUKE and GONZO looking out at him with HYPER-

NORMAL, shit-eating SMILES.

DUKE:

Is that right? Well, I guess

you're about ready, eh?

The HITCHHIKER hesitates.

GONZO:

We're your friends. We're not like

the others.

DUKE:

(hissing sharply)

No more of that talk or I'll put

the leeches on you.

DUKE turns back to the HITCHHIKER - smiles reassuringly.

EXT. EVEN FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD TO LAS VEGAS - DAY

The HITCHHIKER sits nervously in the back seat as the RED

SHARK screams down the road.

5.

GONZO sings along to the tape player.

The HITCHHIKER's eyes go to the door - considers jumping out

and taking his chances.

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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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