's 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
is one of the most beloved comedies of the '90s. Based on the novel of the same name by Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson
, the story follows drugged-out writer Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp
) and his equally inebriated lawyer Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro
), who are tasked with covering a motorcycle race in the desert outside of Sin City.
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opened in the U.S. on May 22, 1998. Although the film scored middling reviews, the movie was a bomb at the box-office, earning $10.6 million in worldwide grosses against an $18.5 million budget. For more, here are ten things you never knew about Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.