Physicist, Rockstar, Neurosurgeon, Lover
over 3 years
fantasticly weird and quotable. a very fun adventure movie.
almost 5 years
Great escapist fare. A very fun movie. Excellent closing sequence in a reservoir.
almost 7 years
A fun 80s adventure romp. A bit strange but that is what makes it fun.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is an American spoof science fiction film that was released in 1984. It was directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and concerns the efforts of the multi-talented Dr. Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock musician, to save the world by defeating a band of inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10. The film is a cross between the action/adventure and science-fiction movie genres, and also includes elements of comedy, satire, and romance.
The theatrical release opens with Banzai preparing to test run his Jet Car, a heavily modified Ford E-Series van powered by a jet engine, and capable of exceeding Mach 1. The car is also equipped with a secret device called an "oscillation overthruster", which Banzai and his associates hope will allow it to drive through solid matter. The test is a success; Banzai stuns onlookers by driving the...