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The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai 8th Dimension (1984)
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The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai 8th Dimension (1984) Buckaroo Banzai is a rock-star/brain-surgeon / comic-book-hero/samurai/ etc who along with his group, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil creatures from the 8th dimension (all named John) who are trying to conquer our dimension. He is helped by Penny Pretty, who is a dead ringer for his late wife, and some good extra-dimensional beings who look and talk like they are from Jamaica.

Movie Tagline:
Beings from Another Dimension have invaded your world.

Also Known As:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

Title: Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai 8th Dimension, The
Release Date: August 10, 1984
Runtime: 103 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby, 70 mm 6-Track
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: PG

W.D. Richter

Peter Weller ...Buckaroo Banzai
John Lithgow ...Lord John Whorfin / Dr. Emilio Lizardo
Ellen Barkin ...Penny Priddy
Jeff Goldblum ...New Jersey
Christopher Lloyd ...John Bigboote
Lewis Smith ...Perfect Tommy
Rosalind Cash ...John Emdall
Robert Ito ...Professor Hikita
Pepe Serna ...Reno Nevada
Ronald Lacey ...President Widmark
Matt Clark ...Secretary of Defense
Clancy Brown ...Rawhide
William Traylor ...General Catburd
Carl Lumbly ...John Parker
Vincent Schiavelli ...John O'Connor
Dan Hedaya ...John Gomez
Mariclare Costello ...Senator Cunningham
Bill Henderson ...Casper Lindley
Damon Hines ...Scooter Lindley
Billy Vera ...Pinky Carruthers
Laura Harrington ...Mrs. Johnson
Michael Santoro ...Billy Travers
Jonathan Banks ...Lizardo Hospital Guard
Robert Gray ...Radar Blazer
Gary Bisig ...Radar Blazer
Kent Perkins ...Mission Control
John Ashton ...Highway Patrolman (as John David Ashton)
Kenneth Magee ...Duck Hunter Burt
James Keane ...Duck Hunter Bubba
yakov Smirnoff ...National Security Advisor

» [more cast members]

Sidney Beckerman
Neil Canton
Dennis E. Jones
W.D. Richter

Earl Mac Rauch

Michael Boddicker

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai 8th Dimension Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • Beings from Another Dimension have invaded your world.
  • You can't see them...but they can see you.
  • Your only hope is Buckaroo Banzai.
  • Expect the unexpected. He does.
Movie Trivia:
  • When it came time to film the end titles sequence, where Buckaroo and pals are walking around a dry L.A. aqueduct in step to the music, the music wasn't ready. Composer 'Michael Boddicker' told the film crew to use "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel as a placeholder because it was the exact same tempo. Those scenes were filmed with "Uptown Girl" blaring from a boom box tied to the back of the camera truck.
  • Overall concept and several names appear to be taken from the Doc Savage pulp magazines of the 30's and 40's: both main characters are multi-talented surgeons, adventurers, and musicians; and both have an inner circle of sidekicks with nicknames (Renny, Ham, Monk, Long Tom, and Johnny, compared to Reno, New Jersey, Perfect Tommy, and Rawhide).
  • Jamie Lee Curtis played Buckaroo's mother in a flashback, but this scene was cut. The scene is available on the recent DVD release as an optional prequel to the theatrical version, and as a special feature. Jamie Lee Curtis is visible in a photo on the dashboard of the jet car in the wide-screen version.
  • The latitude and longitude recited by the technicians during the "alignment" of the Oscillation Overthruster are the coordinates of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • The "oscillation overthruster" device reappeared as a "spectral analyzer" in the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) episode "Pen Pals."
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