Where the Buffalo Roam

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Time Out says

The Drury Lane stage version of Hunter S Thompson's imaginary biog stank, but Linson's movie lists closer to the vicarious thrill of the loathsome baby's fictitious experiences. Bill Murray passes well as Thompson, although Peter Boyle's occasional appearances as his 600lb Samoan attorney can't help but upstage him. It's all here: the copious drink, the superhuman drug intake, and the wind-ups shot at whatever symbol of authority Thompson considers as fair game; but, as with his writing, the attacks always fall short of delivering the final payload. Laughs aplenty for people who use drugs as a pose, but most will be left wondering if half a pint of Bass doesn't qualify as a revolutionary action.
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Release details

UK release:

1980

Duration:

99 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Art Linson

Cast:

Rafael Campos, Danny Goldman, RG Armstrong, René Auberjonois, Bruno Kirby, Bill Murray, Peter Boyle, Leonard Frey

Music:

Neil Young

Production Designer:

Richard Sawyer

Editor:

Chris Greenbury

Cinematography:

Tak Fujimoto

Screenwriter:

John Kaye

Producer:

Art Linson

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