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 the opening rocket car sequence, the vehicle has a license plate that reads "Rokit 88." The 1951 record, Rocket 88, was credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, who were actually Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm. The record reached number one ... ...
Overhead announcement at psychiatric hospital:
Lithium is no longer available on credit.
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.
$620,279 (USA) (12 August 1984)
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