Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the film when they pick up the hitchhiker, after they drive off, the car is still in park. (00:04:07)

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the Strip where Gonzo is vomiting out of the car and yelling abuse at the couple in the adjacent car, he vomits on the other car's window. After this, no vomit is visible on the window in shots from inside the other car. When shot from outside, the vomit is still there.

Continuity mistake: When Depp & Del Torro go out into the hallway to discuss what to do about Lucy, they are in room 2075. When they recruit the maid to work for them, they are in room 2073. (01:15:20 - 01:37:50)

Continuity mistake: After the Vegas Hotel check in, Duke bums a light off a dude in the bar. At first the cigarette is broken and lit, then the broken piece falls onto the ground during the bloody floor sequence. As he turns full circle in his chair, the cigarette is back to its broken state again, then after a shot cut, it appears to have lost its broken tip again, without any loss in cigarette size.

Continuity mistake: In the press tent, Depp's beer has some dribbling down the side of the glass. When the guy who asks him what day it is throws dust over Depp's glass, the dribble is suddenly gone. (00:25:10)

Continuity mistake: After they pick up the hitchhiker, Duke has a leather bag on his lap. In the shot when he turns around to talk to the hitchhiker he pushes it to the floor. In the next shot the bag on his lap and he pushes it to the floor to jump in the backseat. (00:04:53)

Continuity mistake: During the sentencing scene with Lucy, the flag moves from being to the right of her, then behind her head, then to the right of her again between takes. (01:24:35)

Continuity mistake: When Gonzo offers the hitchhiker a joint, there is a cassette player on the seat between him and Duke. A couple shots later Gonzo swerves in the road, and when Duke hits his headrest there is a brown briefcase next to Gonzo on top of the player. In the next shot Gonzo reaches into the back of the car get the briefcase. (00:04:48)

Continuity mistake: As Raoul is being chased by the highway cop, the camera switches views between the rear view and looking through the back window. The line in the middle of the road changes unevenly between passing and no passing lanes.

Continuity mistake: When Gonzo is trying to kill himself in the bathroom, there's a watch behind him that appears and disappears between takes.

Continuity mistake: When the Duke and Gonzo are driving to Vegas in the beginning, they debate whether to pick up the hitchhiker. They drive past him and then about 10 seconds later decide to stop. But when they finally stop and the camera pans back, they are only like 10 feet from they guy. Since you know they were speeding, they should have been like 1/4 mile past him by then.

Continuity mistake: When Duke and Gonzo are driving towards Vegas in the beginning of the movie, they pull over to pick up the hitch hiker. Gonzo puts the car in reverse and goes backwards really fast, but Duke is being pushed backwards against his chair!

Continuity mistake: When Depp is getting to the airport at the end, the sun angle changes a number of times. The side shots looking at the car show it going down. Moments later, the sun is higher in the sky.

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Continuity mistake: At the restaurant during the end of the film, they arrive at nighttime. When the scene ends moments later, the sun is starting to come up. Not enough time has passed. It would've been evident through the windows behind the actors.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning, when Duke stops the car and walks to the trunk, the boom mic operator is reflected in the side of the car.

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Raoul Duke: Order us some golf shoes, otherwise we'll never get out of this place alive. Impossible to walk in this muck. No footing at all.

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Trivia: Johnny Depp passes an old bald man with hippy glasses sitting down surrounded by women - this is author Hunter S. Thompson himself in a cameo.

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