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.

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)

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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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.

Trivia: In the flashback where Johnny Depp takes LSD in the bathroom of a 60's bar, the hippy who starts to lick the LSD he dropped is Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

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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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.

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.

Raoul Duke: Kill the body, the head will die. Ali-Frazier fight. Crazy shit, man.
Magazine Reporter: Upper end of the Sixties. Ali beaten by a human hamburger.
Raoul Duke: Both Kennedys murdered by mutants? Shit.

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