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.
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.
If you fail, we will be forced to help you destroy yourselves.
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]
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 12 August 1984