The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

1983, PG, 103 min. Directed by W.D. Richter. Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Nov. 11, 1999

Wonderfully fun, albeit markedly chaotic and incoherent, Buckaroo Banzai is one of those movies that has earned a strong cult reputation on the basis of its mile-a-minute cross-cultural references and pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo. The hero, Buckaroo Banzai (Weller), is a neurosurgeon, who is also a physicist, race-car driver, and a rock & roll star. He also wrestles with enemy aliens. See what I mean?

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, W.D. Richter, Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd

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