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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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Lazlo
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Harris (as René Auberjonois)
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Judge Simpson
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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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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 character of Carl Lazlo is loosely based on 1960s Chicano lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta. Acosta was briefly Thompson's attorney during the 1970s and is the basis for the character of Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). The title of this movie is an allusion to Acosta's book "Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo". See more »

Goofs

On the closing credits, Creedence Clearwater Revival is misspelled as "Credence." See more »

Quotes

Lazlo: Like a lot of people thought I was dead but, uh... hey you know you don't write any postcards when you're on the road to self-discovery.
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Followed by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

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Keep on Chooglin
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival (as Credence Clearwater Revival)
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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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