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Buffalo Jump (1992)

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Nick and Leigh (Nicholas Backlund and Catherine Fogarty) were both teen-aged stars in an unbearably awful 1970s sitcom, entitled "Heaven Help Popp". The experience seemingly scarred them for life. Now in their thirties, the two wander the country together, settling in new towns only until their awful sitcom shows up as reruns on cable. Then they split, along with Leigh's female companion and lover Maryland (Mary Elizabeth Keller). When they reach a Virginia fishing town along the Chesapeake Bay, Nick has just about had it with wandering. He used to be Leigh's boyfriend back in the bad old days; now he wants to find a woman of his own, settle down, and live (modestly) off his residuals, the income he gets for re-broadcasts of the sitcom he was in. It begins to look as though he has finally found what he's seeking with a quirky local woman (Pamela Stewart), when the two former juvenile actors learn of the death of one of their co-stars.

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This film was sort of a big deal when it was released here on the Eastern Shore. Being that it was filmed here got people very excited and I , with many others went to the "premiere" in Belle Haven, VA to see landmarks and even people we knew. For that alone I hate to give it a weak review. I have to base it on my memory from years ago as well. But my memory of it is it was just not that good. Though the whole notion of Buffalo Jump and the scene where he mentions the film's title is well written. I am curious to see what else the writer/director might have done after this. With a bit more money involved and stronger acting might have been decent. Unfortunetly looks like a student film. Though some ideas that might be worth reworking. But I appauld the effort and on a shoestring budget Johnstone still made a film better than Armagedon, Godzilla, or Elephant.

Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey

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