MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 181 this week

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

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  10 August 1984 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 16,476 users  
Reviews: 209 user | 69 critic

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 21 Mar 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Nov 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 08 Mar 2014
 
C80
a list of 41 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

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

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

User Polls

5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Michael Arick
Stars: Ellen Barkin, Clancy Brown, Thomas R. Burman
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two young men evading the police for a crime they didn't commit are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on).

Director: W.D. Richter
Stars: Peter Berg, Brian Wimmer, Marcia Gay Harden
Repo Man (1984)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jim, Mike and John, hosts of everyone's favorite radio program "The Wonder Show", get into a trio of wacky adventures.

Directors: Michael K. Anderson, John Gross, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jim Tudor, Michael K. Anderson, John Gross
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rosalind Cash ...
...
...
Ronald Lacey ...
...
...
William Traylor ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Beings from Another Dimension have invaded your world. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Overall concept and several names appear to be taken from the Doc Savage pulp magazines of the 30's and 40's: both main characters are multi-talented surgeons, adventurers, and musicians; and both have an inner circle of sidekicks with nicknames (Renny, Ham, Monk, Long Tom, and Johnny, compared to Reno, New Jersey, Perfect Tommy, and Rawhide). See more »

Goofs

Dr Hikita marks the wall through which Dr Lizardo tries to access the 8th Dimension with a chalk "X". After Dr Lizardo bashes his assistants' heads together, the "X" is missing from the wall. See more »

Quotes

Lord John Whorfin: Home... home is where you wear your hat... I feel so breakup, I wanna go home.
See more »

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 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Spud (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Since I Don't Have You
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Rock and James Beaumont with The Skyliners
Performed by Peter Weller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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.


22 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Other movies like this quinncv
Am I the only one who doesn't understand... jenvan17
Remake or Sequel? captain_steevo
Why was this movie deliberately killed by the studio? x1nd0lent
Does anybody know where the end credits were filmed and... meowsks
Anybody else have trouble understanding John Lithgow's lines? PigeonPanic

Contribute to This Page