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

The complete list of names in the Grovers Mill Social Security database shown on screen is: (first column): John Wright, John Wood, John Camp, John Grim, John Many Jars, John Coyote, John Jones, John Chief Crier, John Rajeesh, John Littlejohn, John Starbird, John Small Berries, John Lee, John Kim Chi. (Second column): John Fish, John Joseph, John Cooper, John Omar, John Fledgling, John Roberts, John MIlton, John Barnett, John Nephew, John Guardian, John Ya Ya, John Two Horns, John Edwards, John Scott. There is also a John Parrot whose picture is shown, but his name isn't visible in the database.


Quotes

John Emdall: If you fail, we will be forced to help you destroy yourselves.


Goofs

When the Lectroids in the Yoyodyne van do a 180 to head back to Route 3, their headlights turn on. In the very next scene, when they run Buckeroo's Harley off the road, they are off again. [about 35 minutes in]


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

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)


Soundtracks

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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