The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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Released 1984

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Director:
W.D. Richter
Released:
1984
Rating:
PG
Genius scientist and adventurer Buckaroo Banzai does battle with some aliens that are unleashed after a high-speed car experiment opens another dimension.

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  • 100

    RogerEbert.com Peter Sobczynski

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai is your typical sci-fi/action/comedy/rock&roll/kung-fu/political satire/neo-western/guys-on-a-mission extravaganza.

  • 75

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    The writing is good and the direction rarely flabby, but the real strength of Buckaroo is in a large and enthusiastic cast, led by Peter Weller, who plays the title character with ...

  • 38

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    There is a terrific little movie making the rounds, Repo Man, that demonstrates what can be done with vision, no money and faith in the audience; Buckaroo Banzai demonstrates what ...

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

John Bigboote

John Lithgow (I)

John Lithgow (I)

Lord John Whorfin/Dr. Emilio Lizardo

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

New Jersey

Robert Ito

Robert Ito

Professor Hikita

Ronald Lacey

Ronald Lacey

President Widmark

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