The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance


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Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.


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9 November 2003 | jeffnewfeld
7
| A fun take-off on adventure movies
Aliens hiding on Earth, all with the first name of "John". A deranged mad scientist named Dr. Emilio Lizardo. A band of sidekicks named the Hong Kong Cavaliers. And in the center of it, Buckaroo Bonzai -- the part-time particle physicist, part-time brain surgeon, part-time rock'n'roller. How could this not be fun?

You're not watching this for the deep inner meaning. You're watching this because it's ridiculous and the actors know it is. John Lithgow is absolutely over the top as Lizardo. And Jeff Goldblum does a great comic turn as New Jersey.

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Trivia

New Jersey states that Orson Welles's infamous radio dramatization of War of the Worlds took place on Halloween of 1938, which is when the Electroids came through to Earth. Orson Welles's reading actually took place on Sunday October 30th 1938, the day before Halloween.


Quotes

Lord John Whorfin: BANZAI! I'LL-A SEE YOU IN-A HELL!


Goofs

Aboard the bus, a tatami mat floor is seen when the boys are talking about Lizardo and Banzai is meditating. However, such a floor is not to be walked on with shoes, yet the boys are wearing shoes.


Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Buckaroo's team assembles, one by one, walking along. Included in the group is Clancy Brown, whose character, Rawhide, dies during the film. (There is a claim that his character is not dead but in a coma under constant supervision and that was simply never dealt with in the film.) Also in the Closing Credits, Perfect Tommy's (played by Lewis Smith) outfit changes


Alternate Versions

The Special Edition DVD contains 14 deleted scenes and an extended introduction, several of which make reference to Hanoi Xan, the leader of the World Crime League, who murdered Buckaroo's parents and his wife, Peggy. As mentioned in the "Crazy Credits" section, the World Crime League was mentioned at the end of the film as the focus of a planned sequel, but as of 2010 that film has yet to be made.


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Since I Don't Have You
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Rock and James Beaumont with
The Skyliners
Performed by Peter Weller

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Adventure | Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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