PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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.
In one scene, Reno refers to Orson Welles as "the guy from the old wine commercials". This is a reference to Welles' popular television commercials in the 1970s for the Paul Masson Winery (now known as Mountain Winery), where he used the slogan "We will sell no wine before it's time." In the early 1980s, Welles was fired from the advertising campaign after stating on a U.S. talk show that he never drank the company's wine.
Lest we let this place become a zoo, not to mention a haven for gawkers.
After Buckaroo briefs the president on the situation, the president replies "I don't know what to say. Lectroids, Planet 10, nuclear extortion, a girl named John?" However, Buckaroo didn't mention John Emdall during his briefing and the president doesn't watch the video until later.
The credits end with the announcement of the upcoming sequel "Buckaroo Banzai Versus The World Crime League". As of 2007, that film has yet to be made, pending approval from the film's current rights holders, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
One TV version features some voice-over narration at the beginning to set up the story, and shortens the end credits by several minutes. (This also leaves out the reference to any upcoming sequel in the end credits)
$620,279 12 August 1984
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