Watch “Where The Buffalo Roam” feat. Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson

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A rare film: The deranged adventures of Gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson and his attorney Oscar Acosta, referred to in the movie as “Laslow”. Thompson attempts to cover the Super Bowl and the 1972 Presidential election in his typical drug-crazed state, but it continually and comically sidetracked by his even more twisted friend Laslow. Allegedly based on actual events. This is the first adaptation on screen of fear and loathing in Las Vegas with the genius Bill Murray directed by Art Linson. Universal Pictures quickly pulled the film from distribution after it came out in 1980.

“Where The Buffalo Roam” – Complete Film

The film was scored by Neil Young, who sings the opening theme, “Home on the Range” accompanied by a harmonica. Variations on “Home on the Range” are played by Young on electric guitar as “Ode to Wild Bill” and by an orchestra with arrangements by David Blumberg on “Buffalo Stomp”. Music in the film included rock and R&B songs by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Temptations, the Four Tops and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Additionally, characters played by Bill Murray and Rene Auberjonois sing lyrics from “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.

Because of the high cost of music licensing, most VHS and all DVD releases have retained only the Neil Young score and the Creedence song, “Keep on Chooglin’”, with the rest of the music replaced by generic approximations of the original songs. Only the theatrical release and early VHS releases contained the songs found on the soundtrack. The choice of songs for the DVD version was somewhat anachronistic, since it featured 1980s-style songs in a 1960s and 1970s setting.

More at IMDB and Wikipedia: Where the Buffalo Roam

Where The Buffalo Roam – Trailer