The Radio Times logo

Where the Buffalo Roam

  • 1980
  • Art Linson
  • 94 mins

Summary

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the legendary underground reporter whose passion for writing was second only to his love of weird chemicals, alcohol, violence and insanity. Along with best friend (Peter Boyle), Murray offers a manic look back at the Sixties and Seventies as an eyewitness to everything from a San Francisco drug trial to a bathroom interview with then Presidential candidate Richard Nixon.

Advertisement

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Through the eyes of the pioneer of "gonzo journalism", Hunter S Thompson, we see various facets of US political life in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Bill Murray stars as Thompson while Peter Boyle plays his outrageous legal acquaintance, Lazlo. This movie was "based on the twisted legend of Hunter S Thompson" according to its title sequence - though its essential sources are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. It was panned on release in the US but it's actually an interesting and savage little piece - accompanied by tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and The Temptations - which deserved better. A perfect companion piece to Terry Gilliam's gonzo-inspired oddity Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which starred Johnny Depp as the drug-fuelled Doctor.

How to watch

Loading

Streaming

Credits

Cast

rolename
LazloPeter Boyle
Dr Hunter S ThompsonBill Murray
Marty LewisBruno Kirby
HarrisRené Auberjonois
Judge SimpsonR G Armstrong
PorterDanny Goldman
RojasRafael Campos
Desk clerkLeonard Frey

Crew

rolename
DirectorArt Linson

Details

Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content