The Play on One

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

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 »



0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 86 titles
created 10 Jun 2012

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

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

Down Where the Buffalo Go #1.1 (19 Jan 1988) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Play on One.
« Previous Episode | 6 of 22 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode credited cast:
Andrew Byatt
Drunk on ferry
Stella Gonet
(as David Landsbury)
Hugh Martin
Jenny McCrindle
Katherine Stark


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

scotland | independent film | See All (2) »







Release Date:

19 January 1988 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Down Where the Buffalo Go #1.1 (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: