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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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Pilot (as Quinn Redeker)
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Ruthie
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ahol a bölény dübörög  »

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The dwarf in the hotel scene, Briggs, is the same dwarf in the Beverly Heights Hotel lounge scene in the later Thompson movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that brings Duke the phone. See more »

Goofs

In the bathroom scene when Murray is washing his shoes out in the sink, then hits them repeatedly against the urinal to get the excess water out, he is wearing glasses but his reflection in the mirror behind the urinals isn't. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Hi sir, it's Harris from the Post. Can I get you anything sir?
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Followed by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

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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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A Great Movie
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie. Bill Murray did an outstanding job of capturing HST's voice inflection and mannerisms Granted this film appears more low budget than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (also a great movie), however that does not mean it is any less funny or enjoyable to watch. If you can get a copy with the original soundtrack, it does make a difference. Look on ebay, you can most likely find one for cheap. I got my copy for about ten dollars and was worth every penny. Just wish I could have found it on DVD with the original soundtrack, but that's something I've never seen.

Gonzo Journalism is dead...RIP HST....you will be missed.


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