Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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!

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)

jprice8905

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Duke leaves the Mint Hotel and drives in the desert, the camera frames on a big cartel that reads "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada." Its shadow is projected on the road and with it also the shadow of the camera crane that shoots the scene. (01:01:24)

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.

manthabeat Premium member

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.

manthabeat Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: During the beginning as the camera is moving all around the car, it comes along side. The reflection is visible on the front near the driver's side tire.

Visible crew/equipment: Depp walks into a room and trips over a woman. At the start of this scene, the camera is moving left to right. On the very left side of the screen near the corner is a piece of the camera. Its either part of the lens, or something attached to it.

Visible crew/equipment: The clapperboard is in the back seat of the car when Del Toro starts driving - bottom left corner.

Raoul Duke: There was only one road back to L.A. - U.S. Interstate 15. Just a flat-out high speed burn through Baker and Barstow and Berdoo. Then onto the Hollywood Freeway, and straight on into frantic oblivion. Safety. Obscurity. Just another freak, in the freak kingdom.

More quotes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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.

More trivia for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.