The Play on One

Down Where the Buffalo Go #1.1 (19 Jan. 1988)

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Down Where The Buffalo Go is a drama made for television by BBC Scotland. It follows the life of a US Marine (played by Keitel) based at the Holy Loch naval base and the local girl he ... See full summary »

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Andrew Byatt
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Drunk on ferry
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Hugh Martin
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Down Where The Buffalo Go is a drama made for television by BBC Scotland. It follows the life of a US Marine (played by Keitel) based at the Holy Loch naval base and the local girl he married. Their relationship is at straining point - she wants to leave Scotland and settle in America while he wants to remain in Scotland. Written by dutchbairn

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I Remember the Strange Circumstances In Which I Saw This
15 November 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

From 1987-88 I used to attend the James Watt College in Greenock . I got there by by traveling on a ferry from Rothesay to Wemyss Bay and then catching a bus from Wemyss bay to Greenock . Unfortunately one day I returned from Greenock to Wemyss Bay there was a gusty wind which meant the ferry to Rothesay was cancelled and I had no money for a hotel . Fortunately myself and several other hapless travellers were allowed to stay in the Cal Mac ( the Ferry operators ) office for the night , there were cups , a kettle , T-bags and a television so we , the captive audience , sat back to watch DOWN WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM

Since the drama was mostly set in Greenock ship yards I recognised the locations at once . Strange as it may seem I had no idea who the lead actor was . I'd never seen MEAN STREETS or TAXI DRIVER at this point in my life while RESERVIOR DOGS , PULP FICTION and THE PIANO were still to be made so the name Harvey Keitel meant nothing to me . My comrades for the night laughed out loud but I wasn't too impressed , it's a very low concept drama featuring Keitel's tough shore patrol policeman married to a Scottish girl with lots of domestic angst . Nothing much happens though I do congratulate Peter Mcdougall for pointing out that Americans stationed at The Holy Loch military base weren't very popular with the locals . It was very , very common for serious fights to break out between Scots and Americans at weekends

Oh and I think Dinky Donk is having a laugh


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