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StephenA

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I love this movie. It's so out there I can't help but to laugh. I'm gonna have to pick this up on DVD.

My favorite quote from the movie is: "We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of uppers, downers, laughers, screamers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon."

So who else likes this?
 

MartinTeller

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The book is (of course) better, but the movie is pretty good too. I honestly can't imagine it being done any better.
 

Grant B

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Ether down the carpets!

Right before the movie came out, Hunter S was doing a Booksigning on Haight Street (as in Haight Ashbury - summer of love fame)

When we (me & my wife ) got there, the line weaved down the block, so we decided to get some dinner. When we got back, the line went around the block. The limo with Johnny Depp was double parked outside....running the whole time.

My wife found out that we could go in to 'shop', so we did.

As we were walking in we could hear a loud banging noise and shouting.

On the table surrounded by alcohol, was hunter s stamping his name in books (slamming it in by raising it over his head and bringing it down like a sledge hammer)

Offerings of Wild Turkey were met by, "nothing less than a liter for a real signature"

Watched for a half hour....almost as surrealistic as the movie.

Can't believe he's still alive
 

Jack Briggs

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I read the anecdotal adventure story when it was first serialized in Rolling Stone--when RS was still sort of an "underground" publication.

Hunter S. Thompson is an honorable human being. My kind of guy.
 

JeremySt

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"How long before one of us started raving and jabbering at this poor boy, and he reports us to some outback nazi law enforcement agency? Did I say that? Did the hear me?"
 

Todd Terwilliger

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"There is nothing so depraved as a man caught in the throes of an ether rush."

"Let's get to brass tacks, how much for the ape?"

"As your attorney I advise you to get a fast car with no top."

"We must arm ourselves... to the teeth."
 

GaryBrown

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"No point in mentioning these bats I thought" This movie is hilarious. Man did Benicio Del Toro look different for that movie.
 

Dave_P

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I loved the book, and this movie is about as well done as I could have hoped. ...."poor bastard will see them soon enough"
 

Chet_F

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Yea..the best part is Spidey-Man..aka Tobey Maguire-the hitch hiker. He sure looks different in that movie. I think that was the funniest part of the movie.
 

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