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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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Man #1 (as De Wayne Jessie)
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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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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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Blast - Wo die Büffel röhren  »

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Trivia

Ralph Steadman, who did illustrations for Hunter S. Thompson's books, drew the title cards for this movie. The closing titles credit Steadman for "Title Splatters", "Gonzo Calligraphy" and "Incidental Artwork". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Thompson is speaking to a crowd of college students]
Questioner: I was just wondering if you could tell me, um, if you thought drugs and alcohol would make me a better writer.
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: That's a good question. Let me see...
[the audience cheers as Thompson lights a joint. A few people throw joints onto the stage]
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: In my case, you know, I hate to advocate drugs or liquor, violence, insanity to anyone. But in my case it's worked.
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Soundtracks

Buffalo Stomp
Written and performed by Neil Young
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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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