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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 dark comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Benicio del Toro as Oscar Z. Acosta (with the alias in the film of Dr. Gonzo) along with Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson (Playing under the pen name of Raoul Duke). Based on (the real) Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name, the film follows Duke and Gonzo as they travel through Las Vegas while under the influence of every hallucinogenic drug known to mankind.

The following weapons were used in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:


Smith and Wesson Model 19

The main gun seen in the film is a Smith & Wesson Model 19, referred to as a ".357" by Duke and Gonzo. It is only fired by Duke in the latter stages of the film. In the novel, the gun is a Colt Python Snub with a beveled cylinder.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 - .357 Magnum.
Dr. Gonzo points the unloaded weapon at Duke while he is consuming cocaine.
Duke stares at the Model 19 whilst holding mace after being woken up by room service.
Essential items...
Duke prepares to fire the Model 19


Hunting Shotguns

Seen briefly in the hands of three spectators by Duke when he is covering the Mint 400 motorbike race in the desert of Nevada.

Three men firing shotguns as a symbol of the old Mint Casino Gun Club, which, according to Thompson, fired at clays before and during the race



Seen briefly in archive news footage of the Vietnam War at various times during the film are intermediate XM16E1 rifles, noted by their chrome lined bolts, forward assists, and three-pronged flash hiders.

XM16E1 - 5.56x45mm.
Also seen later in the film, in a similar fashion, is a nondescript rocket launcher and a distorted aircraft bomber.


M16A1 rifles are seen several times in the film.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm.
Gun toting gun club members ask Duke what all the noise is about.
A girl uses an M16A1 in an attraction at "Bazooko's Circus" casino.

Machine Guns

M60 Machine Gun

An M60 machine gun is seen mounted on a Jeep occupied by slightly confused hunters/Mint gun club members, unaware that they are spectators to the Mint 400 motorcycle race.

M60 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
"Where's the damn race?"

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