Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

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The very oddest good movie in many a full moon," Buckaroo Banzai combines "humor, imagination, a little oriental mysticism and a passel of sharp performances [into] very chic sci-fi" (Time)! Oscar nominees* Peter Weller and John Lithgow team with Emmy winners Ellen Barkin and Christopher Lloyd for a fiendishly clever, action-packed adventure in an outlandish world you'll want to visit again and again!Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe!*1993: Short Film/Live Action, Partners (Weller); 1983: Supporting Actor, Terms Of Endearment (Lithgow)System Requirements:Running Time: 102 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40162639
UPC 027616862785
UPC 14 00027616862785
Format DVD
Release Date 6/22/2004
Rating Rating
Keywords
Cult Film
Justice
Recommended
Science-Fiction
Editors Note
Note A wild, unpredictable and witty sci-fi comedy in which the survival of the entire human race hinges on the efforts of one man--Buckaroo Banzai. Buckaroo (Peter Weller) possesses an unusual number of professional skills--he's a neurosurgeon, race car driver, rock star, and comic book hero. While testing his jet-propelled Ford Fiesta, he drives through a rock, accidentally unleashing alien criminals from another planet who were imprisoned there. Suddenly, "Earth saver" seems destined to be added to Buckaroo's list of occupations, but not if evil Dr. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow) has his way. Less than successful in its 1984 theatrical run, W.D. Richter's wild, anything-goes sci-fi comic book comedy has developed a rabid cult of admirers in the ensuing years.
Reviews
New York Times "...It's a lunatic ball, an extremely genial, witty example of what is becoming a movie genre all its own....Hard to top for pure, nutty fun." 10/05/1984 p.C5
Variety "...Very funny....[Lithgow] gives one of the most controlled out-of-control performances on screen in recent years..." 08/08/1984
Directors
W.D. Richter
Actors
Peter Weller
John Lithgow
Christopher Lloyd
Cast & Crew
Carl Lumbly - Actor
Christopher Lloyd - Actor
Dan Hedaya - Actor
Ellen Barkin - Actor
Jeff Goldblum - Actor
John Lithgow - Actor
Peter Weller - Actor
Rosalind Cash - Actor
Rick Carter - Art Director
Stephen Dane - Art Director
Aggie Guerard Rodgers - Costume Designer
W.D. Richter - Director
Fred J. Koenekamp - Director of Photography
Sidney Beckerman - Executive Producer
Richard Marks - Film Editor
George Bowers - Film Editor
Michael Boddicker - Musical Score
Neil Canton - Producer
W.D. Richter - Producer
J. Michael Riva - Production Designer
Earl Mac Rauch - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 1002040
UPC 00027616862785
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Quotes
Time Magazine The very oddest good movie in many a full moon.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Off-the-wall pulp fiction...
The Hollywood Reporter Hip! Imaginative! An offbeat sci-fi adventure with humor from every dimension!
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