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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (15-Aug-1984)

Director: W. D. Richter

Writer: Earl Mac Rauch

Music by: Matthew Boddicker

Producers: Neil Canton; W. D. Richter

Keywords: Sci-Fi

Neurosurgeon and rock musician Buckaroo Banzai, with the help of his Hong Kong Cavaliers, use the oscillation overthruster to tunnel a Ford F-350 pickup through a solid mountain via the 8th dimension; malevolent Red Lectroids, heretofore banished in yon dimension, take advantage of the truck's passage to emerge on Earth, co-opting defense contractor Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems in the process. Banzai and the Cavaliers team up with good Black Lectroids and the Blue Blaze Irregulars against the Red Lectroids before they can precipitate a third World War. Important film in the science fiction canon, despite it being a low budget spoof. Many in-jokes and curious references. Now a cult film deserving many rewatchings.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Ashton
22-Feb-1948   Beverly Hills Cop
Jonathan Banks
31-Jan-1947   Frank McPike on Wiseguy
Ellen Barkin
16-Apr-1954   Siesta
Clancy Brown
5-Jan-1959   Kurgan in Highlander
Rosalind Cash
31-Dec-1938 31-Oct-1995 The Omega Man
Mariclare Costello
3-Feb-1936   Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Jeff Goldblum
22-Oct-1952   The Fly
Dan Hedaya
24-Jul-1940   Bestubbled character actor, Blood Simple
John Lithgow
19-Oct-1945   Third Rock From The Sun
Christopher Lloyd
22-Oct-1938   Jim Ignatowski on Taxi
Carl Lumbly
14-Aug-1952   Marcus Dixon on Alias
Vincent Schiavelli
10-Nov-1948 26-Dec-2005 Character actor and cookbook author
Yakov Smirnoff
24-Jan-1951   What a country
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Film Director
3-Aug-1958   How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Peter Weller
24-Jun-1947   The original RoboCop


Peter Weller   ...   Buckaroo Banzai
John Lithgow   ...   Dr. Emilio Lizardo / Lord John Whorfin
Ellen Barkin   ...   Penny Priddy
Also Starring
Jeff Goldblum   ...   New Jersey
Christopher Lloyd   ...   John Bigbooté
Lewis Smith   ...   Perfect Tommy
Rosalind Cash   ...   John Emdall
Robert Ito   ...   Prof. Hikita
Pepe Serna   ...   Reno Nevada
Ronald Lacey   ...   President Widmark
Matt Clark   ...   Secretary of Defense
Clancy Brown   ...   Rawhide
William Traylor   ...   Gen. Catburd
Carl Lumbly   ...   John Parker
Vincent Schiavelli   ...   John O'Connor
Dan Hedaya   ...   John Gomez
Mariclare Costello   ...   Sen. Cunningham
Bill Henderson   ...   Casper Lindley
Damon Hines   ...   Scooter Lindley
Billy Vera   ...   Pinky Carruthers
Laura Harrington   ...   Mrs. Johnson
Michael Santoro   ...   Billy Travers
Jonathan Banks   ...   Lizardo Hospital Guard
Robert Gray   ...   Radar Blazer
Gary Bisig   ...   Radar Blazer
Kent Perkins   ...   Mission Control
John Ashton   ...   Highway Patrolman
Kenneth Magee   ...   Duck Hunter Burt
James Keane   ...   Duck Hunter Bubba
Yakov Smirnoff   ...   National Security Advisor
Leonard Gaines   ...   Artie Duncan
Francine Lembi   ...   TV Anchorwoman
John Walter Davis   ...   Star Surgeon
Read Morgan   ...   Exhibitor
James Rosin   ...   John YaYa
Raye Birk   ...   Reporter
Jane Marla Robbins   ...   Reporter
Kevin Rodney Sullivan   ...   John Gant
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson   ...   Black Lectroid Commander
Radford Polinsky   ...   Marine Lt.
Sam Minsky   ...   Kolodny Brother
Robert Hummer   ...   Kolodny Brother
Gerald Peterson   ...   Rug Sucker


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