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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

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Neurosurgeon/Rock Star/Superhero Buckaroo has perfected the oscillation overthruster, which allows him to travel through solid matter by using the eighth dimension. The Red Lectroids from Planet 10 are after this device for their own evil ends, and it's up to Buckaroo and his band and crime-fighting team The Hong Kong Cavaliers to stop them. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The US DVD release includes a caption portion entitled "Pinky Caruthers' Unknown Facts", which actually adds to the storyline and character development of the film. See more »

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When Secretary of Defense McKinley tries to bribe Blue Blazer Irregular Scooter Lindley with a 20 dollar bill, he is distracted by Perfect Tommy and Scooter snatches it out of his hand. In the wide shot following that close up you can still see the 20 dollar bill in McKinley's right hand. See more »

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Lord John Whorfin: John O'Connor, install my Oscillation Overthruster!
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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. See more »

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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Since I Don't Have You
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Written by Joseph Rock and James Beaumont with The Skyliners
Performed by Peter Weller
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A fun take-off on adventure movies
9 November 2003 | by (Redmond, WA) – See all my reviews

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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