Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

99 min.
Plot  The film opens in the Rocky Mountains on the Colorado ranch of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, a journalist furiously trying to finish a story about his former attorney and friend, Carl Lazlo, Esq. Thompson then flashes back to a series of exploits involving the author and his attorney.

In 1968, Lazlo is fighting to stop a group of San Francisco youngsters from receiving harsh prison sentences for possession of marijuana. He convinces Thompson to write an article about it for ''Blast Magazine''. Thompson's editor, Marty Lewis, reminds Thompson that he has 19 hours to deadline. The judge hands out stiff sentences to everyone, and the last client is a young man who was caught with a pound of marijuana and receives a five-year sentence. Lazlo reacts by attacking the prosecuting attorney and is then jailed for contempt of court.

The magazine story about the trial is a sensation, but Thompson does not hear from Lazlo until four years later, when Thompson is on assignment covering ...



Bill Murray
Hunter S. Thompson
Peter Boyle
Carl Lazlo
Bruno Kirby
Marty Lewis
Rene Auberjonois
Harris from the ''Washington Post''
R.G. Armstrong
Judge Simpson
Mark Metcalf
Craig T. Nelson
Cop on Stand


All Titles

Where the Buffalo Roam
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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