Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam

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Director: Art Linson

Cast: Art Linson, Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby

     
 

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Based on the writings and experiences of "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Where the Buffalo Roam details the adventures of Thompson (Bill Murray) and his attorney (Peter Boyle), whose character is rewritten as Mexican-American rather than Samoan, as they pillage and plunder their way across America on a drunken, drug-saturated mission to...well, their…  See more details below

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Based on the writings and experiences of "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Where the Buffalo Roam details the adventures of Thompson (Bill Murray) and his attorney (Peter Boyle), whose character is rewritten as Mexican-American rather than Samoan, as they pillage and plunder their way across America on a drunken, drug-saturated mission to...well, their mission is as yet undetermined, but they set about it anyway. Highlights include a staged broadcast of the Super Bowl from Thompson's hotel room and a scene in which he escapes from the police with a little help from his trusty sidekick.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
UPC:
0025192355127
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
5,494

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Boyle Carl Lazlo, Esq.
Bill Murray Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Bruno Kirby Many Lewis
René Auberjonois Harris
R.G. Armstrong Judge Simpson
Rafael Campos Rojas
Leonard Frey Desk Clerk
Danny Goldman Porter
Leonard Gaines Super Fan
DeWayne Jessie Man No. 1
Mark Metcalf Dooley
Joe Ragno Willins
Julie Andelman Actor
Bruce Barbour Actor
Linden Chiles Actor
Caesar Cordova Actor
Michael Cornelison Actor
Sonny Carl Davis Actor
Lou Felder Actor
Doris Hargrave Actor
Jim Healy Actor
Cork Hubbert Actor
Sunny Johnson Actor
Jon Mathews Billy Kramer
Miles McNamara Actor
John Moio Actor
Craig T. Nelson Actor
Quinn K. Redeker Pilot
Lisa Taylor Ruthie
Danny Tucker Narcotics Agent
Joshua Daniel Actor
Reginald H. Farmer Actor
Jerry Maren Actor
Nancy Parsons Actor
Janit Baldwin Actor

Technical Credits
Art Linson Director,Producer
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Peter Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
John Kaye Screenwriter
Barbara Krieger Set Decoration/Design
Eddie Marks Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Sawyer Production Designer
Gilda Texter Costumes/Costume Designer
Neil Young Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Skies Are Not Cloudy [2:02]
2. What Deadline? [3:32]
3. Carl Lazlo, Esquire [7:10]
4. The 4th Amendment [2:46]
5. The People I Defend [5:24]
6. Probable Outcome for Probable Cause [11:17]
7. In for the Duration [6:17]
8. Pre-Game Preparations [6:36]
9. Game Day [5:32]
10. The Journey [5:09]
11. New Associates [6:55]
12. Gun Runners [4:03]
13. Gonzo, Gonzo! [5:09]
14. On the Campaign Trail [5:08]
15. The Zoo [5:24]
16. The Doomed and the Screwheads [2:59]
17. He's Back [5:47]
18. It'll Be Paradise! [1:56]
19. Not Weird Enough [2:53]
20. End Credits [3:06]

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Where the Buffalo Roam 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a first look at Hunter S. Thompson, and gives a better protrait of who the 'gonzo ' jornalist is.
Gonzo84 More than 1 year ago
I watched this film for the first time years ago and heard good things about it. The one problem then was that I was more of a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fan than anything and I think my expectations were so high that I didn't think that this would be a tad different than that feature. So I was sort of disappointed, then again, I was young and just a relatively new Gonzo fan. I eventually bought the DVD and viewed the film once more and this time, with years and many books to add to my Thompson collection, I think I was more ready to view it with the right state of mind and was blown away with hysterical laughter. Now Fear and Loathing is my all time favorite film and Depps interpretation of Hunter is so dead on that upon my first viewing of this film, I was expecting the same style, but Depp and Murray are two different actors. Murray did the same research of his role as Depp did and spent a lenthy amount of time at Thompsons home in Woody Creek, CO. He dug so deep into the character that when Murray went back to Saturday Night Live, he couldn't shake it off and acted in Thompsons ways which bothered a lot of his cast mates. In the Documentary "Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride," Murray discribes how he called Depp when he got the role for Fear and Loathing and gave him more of a warning than a congradulations and told him to beware of that when you tap into Thompson and transform yourself into his psyche, that you'll never be able to shake it off for the rest of your life. So with this film, I can see that transformation of Murray into Thompson. The beginning of the film is more of a commercial Thompson in my mind and doesn't portray him well, which I think is the cause of my not liking the film the first viewing. After the first 10min, the trip starts and you are about to go on a wild ride. By the middle of the film, when Thompson arrives at the Super Bowl, his portrayl is top notch and maybe better than Depps version, I can see how Depp maybe used this film to get into his role as well. Peter Boyle plays the gloriously crazy Chicano Lawyer Oscar Acosta and plays him well. Like I've said though, Fear and Loathing is my favorite movie and I think Del Toro's performance is intensely amazing. This film jumps all around with Thompsons material, from the Super Bowl to the 72 Campaign Trail. Now the amount of drug consumption is ridiculous. To myself, after reading Hunter's material and reading about his life especially around the late 70s and early 80s and how many pills he popped into his system, this film very much so touches that point. Theres a chapter in the beginning of the film with Acosta defending a large number of people on trial for marijuana and brings a real sentimental feeling to the feature that gives good points on how ridiculous the judicial system and law and order can truely be. All in all, this film is a wonderful under-rated comedy and even though there are points in the film that are a little over the top, it is a Hunter S. Thompson feature. This is definitely perfect for any Gonzo fanatic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago