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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harris (as René Auberjonois)
Judge Simpson
Danny Goldman ...
Desk Clerk
Leonard Gaines ...
Super Fan
Man #1 (as De Wayne Jessie)
Jon Shear ...
Billy Kramer (as Jon Matthews)
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Pilot (as Quinn Redeker)


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 »


Biography | Comedy


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Release Date:

25 April 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blast - Wo die Büffel röhren  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


A number of cars in the hotel parking lot at the Super Bowl were models that didn't exist in 1972. See more »


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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Spoofed in Citizen Kate (2008) See more »


"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Bill Murray
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A good flick
17 December 2003 | by (9th gate of Halifax NS) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Dr. Thompson's work.. I also liked this movie, tho, Fear and Loathing was a much better film.. due to the director, and cast.. Bill Murray was a great choice for this film, tho it was almost too cookie cutter, no real feel of the drugs he was hammering at that time. In F&L you have the grittiness of the drug culture of the 70's, feels more authentic.. Anyhoo, if you are a fan of HST, this is worth the watch.. hey, paid 4$ for the vid, can not go wrong..

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