Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Factual error: The movie is set in 1971, but during the start of the motorcycle race several of the bikes are obviously early 90's Honda CR's and Suzuki RM's. You can tell this from the disc brakes on the front wheels of the bikes and the 90's style plastic fenders and bike colors. Bikes in the 70's generally had metal fenders and definitely no front disc brakes.

Factual error: When Duke is being chased by the police car as he is hotel-hopping, the police car used is a 1973 or 1974 Plymouth Satellite, but the movie is set in '71.

Factual error: At the second-to-the-last scene, where Duke sits in the chaos of the hotel room and reflects on the hippie and drug culture he is surrounded by, there are three television screens. One of those screens - the one right in front of him - shows a tank driving from right to left. This tank is recognizable as an M1 Abrams, which entered service not before 1980. (01:46:00)

Factual error: Dr. Gonzo's Ford Maverick is broken down and old. The Maverick was introduced in 1970 in North America so it should have been brand new. (00:08:00)


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)

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Raoul Duke: The store was closed, but the salesman said he could wait if we hurry. But we were delayed en route when a stingray in front of us killed a pedestrian.

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Trivia: Photos of Hunter Thompson in the 70s confirm just how accurate Johnny Depp's costume is. This is because Hunter Thompson actually lent him some of his old clothes for the part.

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