Find That Film: Buckaroo Banzai
Ah, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. The very title alone screams “SEE OUR WEIRD SCI-FI HYBRID MOVIE SO WE CAN FRANCHISE IT!”. Unfortunately, the absolute opposite happened, and Buckaroo Banzai bankrupted a production company that was desperate to turn this notion into a marketing juggernaut. They simply forgot to market the first one. That’s not to say there isn’t anything see here. And this movie is…odd, to say the least. Peter Weller as a do-gooder scientist/rock star/political consultant who is far better at marketing his brand than the people who made this movie, and John Lithgow in his most over-the-top performance, which really is saying something. Just attempting to tell anyone what this movie is really about is an exercise in futility, but we have plenty to say about it in this episode of Find That Film. And, our good friend Downtown Steve Brown joined us on this one. Kind of. Due to some remarkable technical difficulties Steve’s microphone didn’t pick up his comments, but mine did. So they’re harder to hear than normal. Honestly, we are working on this problem before we have anymore guests on the show. Come hear what ThatWeirdGirl and ManWithPez have to say about Buckaroo Banzai. Then strain to hear what Downtown has to say.