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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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Harris (as René Auberjonois)
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Judge Simpson
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Super Fan
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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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Willins
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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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BILL MURRAY in the strangest comedy of the year! See more »

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Biography | Comedy

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25 April 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blast - Wo die Büffel röhren  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,750,593 (USA) (27 April 1980)

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$6,659,377 (USA)
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Trivia

Craig T. Nelson: As a cop on a witness stand. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: [into tape recorder] Forecast is for "bad craziness".
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Connections

Followed by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

All Along The Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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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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