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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

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Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

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Harris (as René Auberjonois)
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Judge Simpson
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Porter
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Desk Clerk
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Man #1 (as De Wayne Jessie)
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Dooley
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Billy Kramer (as Jon Matthews)
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Quinn K. Redeker ...
Pilot (as Quinn Redeker)
Lisa Taylor ...
Ruthie
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Storyline

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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Based on the twisted legend of Hunter S. Thompson See more »

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Biography | Comedy

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25 April 1980 (USA)  »

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Where the Buffalo Roam  »

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Trivia

Hunter S. Thompson wrote several alternate openings and endings for this movie, none of which were used. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Thompson goes to college to "lecture" the students, he lights up a joint, takes a few hits off of it and then moments later lights up yet another joint before finishing the first one (or passing the first one along to anyone else) basically showing that he lit the same joint twice. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Hi sir, it's Harris from the Post. Can I get you anything sir?
Candidate: How's the family Harris?
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Oh the family, well that's bad news. The screwheads finally came and took my daughter away. Let me ask you a question sir, what is this country doing for the doomed? There are two kinds of people in this country, the doomed and the screwheads. Savage tribal thugs who live off their legal incomes, brow deep out there; no respect for human dignity. They don't know what you and I understand, you know what I ...
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"I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Four Tops
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Take a walk on the wild side
15 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I only recently heard of this movie, and i'm quite surprised that I didn't hear of it earlier. Seeing as I watched and loved Fear and loathing in las vegas with Johnny Depp, I was super stoked to watch this. After seeing the first few scenes, I noticed how well Bill Murray portrays Hunter Thompson. It's completely from the same world as Depp's variation, With more of an 80's feel. This wacky story may not appeal to everyone, people looking for a deep story line or a lot of action won't like this. But if you are into Hunter Thompsons work, or Bill Murray, you will definitely enjoy this walk on the wild side

7/10


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