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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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Original title
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Running time
103 min.
United States United States
Earl Mac Rauch
Michael Boddicker
Fred J. Koenekamp
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Sherwood Productions. Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Sci-Fi. Adventure. Comedy | Aliens
Synopsis / Plot
Neurosurgeon, rock star, comic book hero and crimefighter Buckaroo Banzai follows his lengthy list of accomplishments by using his invention of an experimental fusion overdrive unit to drive a car through a mountainside into the eighth dimension. But at the press conference afterwards, Buckaroo is interrupted by a call from the Black Lectoids from the Planet Ten in an orbiting spaceship, who give him an electric shock that enables him to see the presence of several invading Red Lectoids disguised in the audience. The Red Lectoids, who all have the first name John, want to steal the fusion overdrive unit so that they can return to the eighth dimension, having been stranded on Earth since 1938, arriving during the Orson Welles ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast, using the hysteria to help cover their arrival. The Black Lectoids now threaten to detonate all nuclear strike systems from orbit unless Buckaroo helps stop the Red Lectoids from returning to the Eight Dimension.
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