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.
John Lithgow appeared as Dr. Lizardo on Saturday Night Live (1975) during the opening of a show he hosted.
Lord John Whorfin:
Will somebody turn off that gosh darn klaxon?
The medals on Lizardo's jacket change. Compare when he gives his speech to when he is torturing Banzai and then later on the troop ship.
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
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 (USA) (12 August 1984)