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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy  |  25 April 1980 (USA)
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Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

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The deranged adventures of Gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson and his attorney Oscar Acosta, referred to in the movie as "Laslow". Thompson attempts to cover the Super Bowl and the 1972 Presidential election in his typical drug-crazed state, but is continually and comically sidetracked by his even more twisted friend Laslow. Allegedly based on actual events. Written by John Rumpelein <usviking@imageek.york.cuny.edu>

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I hate to advocate weird chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... but they've always worked for me. See more »

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Biography | Comedy

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25 April 1980 (USA)  »

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Blast - Wo die Büffel röhren  »

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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film directed by writer-producer Art Linson whose only other directorial credit after this movie was about four year's later with The Wild Life (1984) for the same Universal Pictures studio. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 10 mins) When Thompson addresses the college students in the auditorium, he lights a joint with a Bic lighter. The scene took place in 1972, and the Bic disposable lighter wasn't invented until 1973. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: [into tape recorder] Forecast is for "bad craziness".
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"F*** The Doomed", Thompson's Legend Lives On!
14 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was great; it wasn't really as much a movie about Thompson, but more of a movie about his and Oscar Zeta Acosta's relationship as friends and partners. It gives a nice idea of what Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta's friendship was like, turbulences and all. Although "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" captures Thompson's writing, "Where the Buffalo Roam" gives more of a realistic insight on Thompson and Acosta. It also captures different stories from some of Thompson's other work, my favorite being the piece from "Fear and Loathing: On The Campaign Trail '72", Thompson's first hand account of Nixon's campaign for office. This movie is perfect for hardcore Thompson fans or just anyone wanting to learn about the legendary journalist. I give it an 8 out of 10.


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