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  1. large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains


"American Buffalo" is a 1996 British/American drama film directed by Michael Corrente and starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, and Sean Nelson, the only members of the cast. The film is based on David Mamet's 1975 play of the same name.


  1. "American Buffalo" is a 1975 play by American playwright David Mamet which had its premiere in a showcase production at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. After two more showcase productions, it opened on Broadway on February 16, 1977. Critic Frank Rich called it "one of the best American plays of the last decade.
    • also known as "American buffalo: a play"
    • language: English Language
    • copyright: 1976
  2. "American Buffalo" is a book by Steven Rinella.
    • subjects: Zoology, Mammal, Chordate, American bison, Nature


"American Buffalo" is a musical album of Thomas Newman.

  • released on (18 years ago)


  1. The American Buffalo, also known as a gold buffalo, is a 24-karat bullion coin first offered for sale by the United States Mint on June 22, 2006, and available for shipment beginning on July 13. The coin follows the greatly admired design of the Indian Head nickel and has gained its nickname from the American Bison on the reverse side of the design. This was the first time ever that the United States Government has minted pure 24-karat gold coins for the public. The coin has a legal tender value of US$50. Due to a combination of the coin's popularity and the tremendous increase in the price of gold since its creation the coin's value has increased considerably in a short time of just a few years. The initial 2006 U.S. Mint price of the proof coin was $800. In 2007 the Mint proof coin was $899.95, $1,410.00 in 2009, and $2,010.00 in 2011.
  2. American Buffalo is a 1977 theater production of the play by David Mamet.
    • award:
      • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play nomination for Ulu Grosbard
      • Tony Award for Best Scenic Design nomination for Santo Loquasto
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play nomination for Robert Duvall
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play nomination for Ulu Grosbard
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design nomination for Santo Loquasto
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American) nomination for Joseph Beruh
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American) nomination for Edgar Lansbury
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American) nomination for David Mamet
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design, received by Santo Loquasto
  3. American Buffalo is a 1983 - 1984 theater production of the play by David Mamet.
  4. American Buffalo is a 1976 theater production of the play by David Mamet.
    • award:
      • Obie Award for Performance, received by Mike Kellin
      • Obie Award for Best New American Play, received by David Mamet
  5. American Buffalo is a 2010 theater production of the play by David Mamet.
    • award: - Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play nomination for Studio Theatre
  6. American Buffalo is a 2002 theater production of the play by David Mamet.
    • award: - Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production nomination for Greg Mitchell
  7. American Buffalo is a theater production.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American Buffalo

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Google previewFood and Drink in American History (2013)

A "Full Course" Encyclopedia by Andrew F. Smith

American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890 (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer Tucker, James R. Arnold, Roberta Wiener

The North American Buffalo: A Critical Study ofthe Species in Its Wild State. Rev. ed.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

Work Author: David Mamet American Buffalo premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, but it later moved to the St. Clement's Theatre in New York City, where itwon theNew York Drama Critics' Circle Award and quickly established ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Bison bison, the American buffalo once ranged from Canada and possibly Alaska as far south as northeastern Mexico. The European buffalo, Bison bonasus, was found in historical times in much of Europe and possibly Asia (Nowak 11:1431).

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater (2011)

1930-2010 by James Fisher

9 AMERICAN BUFFALO AMERICAN BUFFALO. Emerging Chicago-based dramatist David Mamet rose to prominence with this two-act drama that premiered in a Goodman Theatre showcase before opening on 16 February 1977 at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today (2013)

by Russell M. Lawson

American Buffalo: Spirit of a ...

Google previewPop Culture Places (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] by Gladys L. Knight

The Boot Hill Museum houses artifacts and exhibits featuring the Long branch Saloon, Boot Hill Cemetery, the American Buffalo, and Nomadic Indians. Other attractions include the Dodge ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

—Sir Yehudi Menuhin Americanborn Victorian artist—Whistler American boxer known as Brown Bomber—Joe Louis American buffalo—bison American cat—ocelot American ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

The animal commonly called the American buffalo is actually the American bison.

Google previewThe 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2009)

by Kevin McCann, Mark Diehl

WES actress Suvari: 4 MENA director: 6 MENDES American-born queen of Jordan: 4 NOOR "American Buffalo" playwright: 5 MAMET " American Cousin": 3 OUR American Dance Theater founder: 5 AILEY 10 ALVINAILEY "American Dream, ...

Google previewWorld War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2014)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Army as second lieutenants, first lieutenants, and captains and assigned to the 92nd Division (known as the “ Buffalo Division,” for the African American Buffalo soldiers of the American Indian Wars).

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