The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension script
Synopsis: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is a 1984 American science fiction romantic adventure comedy film directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and concerns the efforts of the multi-talented Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock musician, to save the world by defeating a band of inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10. The film is a cross between the action/adventure and sci-fi film genres and also includes elements of comedy, satire, and romance.

CLOSE ON AN OLDER, WISER PROFESSOR HIKITA:

PROF. HIKITA

Power source output, zero-zero-niner. Multi-stage axial compressor

latched.

EXT. JET CAR - PROVING GROUNDS - DAY9

One hundred yards from a concrete blockhouse, a SERIES OF MYSTERIOUS

CLOSEUPS of an UNUSUAL STRATEGIC AUTOMOBILE sitting ready to roll, as

TECHNICIANS in asbestos suites fill its tanks with HIGHLY FLAMMABLE

FUEL.

INT. BLOCKHOUSE - DAY10

PROF. HIKITA

Fuel pressure, 1800 torrs. Oxygenation.

...amid television screens, monitoring devices...an elite assortment of

GOVERNMENT VIPS, MILITARY MEN, AND NEWS MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES standing

by...

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...one such observer, GENERAL CATBURD, an AIDE approaching, whispering

unpleasant news in his ear...

GENERAL CATBURD:

You're kidding. Where is he? Still in the hospital?

The aide shrugging, the General leaning over to a nervous man sitting

next to him...SECRETARY OF DEFENSE McKINLEY.

GENERAL CATBURD:

Banzai hasn't showed yet, Mr. Secretary. Looks like he's got cold feet.

Another angle. Two of Buckaroo's men, RENO and PERFECT TOMMY, sitting

with their boots on a computer console.

PERFECT TOMMY:

Better see what's keepin' the boss, Reno.

RENO:

Why me?

...an attractive NETWORK TV ANCHORWOMAN headed this way...

PERFECT TOMMY:

'Cause I'm busy. And get your clodhoppers off the UNIVAC.

INT. OPERATING ROOM - DAY13

THE EYES OF DOCTOR BUCKAROO BANZAI, THE REST OF HIS FACE HIDDEN BY A

SURGICAL MASK...such concentration.

INT. SURGICAL SCRUB ROOM - DAY14

...a phone ringing, a NURSE answering it, then:

NURSE:

Rawhide, it's for you.

Jacketless, A SINISTER PISTOL visible in the tooled leather shoulder

holster, RAWHIDE takes the receiver.

RAWHIDE:

I'll ask him.

(into his Go-Fone)

Buckaroo, I need an estimate. They're getting antsy over at Mission

Control.

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Earl Mac Rauch

Earl Mac Rauch is an American novelist and screenwriter. Rauch is best known for writing the screenplays for A Stranger Is Watching, New York, New York and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. more…

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