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.

INT. OPERATING ROOM - DAY15

Buckaroo Banzai speaks into his GO-FONE:

BUCKAROO BANZAI:

Another ten minutes down here, Rawhide.

REVEALING DOCTOR BANZAI, the great surgeon, surrounded by a well-oiled

team of physicians and nurses...his steady, miraculously skilled hands

working a LASER KNIFE on the brain of a PATIENT sitting clamped in a

serious chair.

INT. SURGICAL SCRUB ROOM - DAY16

RAWHIDE:

(into phone)

The chief needs ten more minutes. I got the chopper waiting. Don't

start without us.

INT. BLOCKHOUSE - DAY17

Perfect Tommy still leaning back in his swivel chair, smiling at the

blonde TV anchorwoman, waiting for her CAMERAMAN to set up...

TV ANCHORWOMAN:

So where's Buckaroo?

PERFECT TOMMY:

(a wry smile)

Whadda you need Buckaroo for?

The anchorwoman catching his drift, smiling, knowing Perfect Tommy

perhaps intimately...Perfect Tommy glancing across the crowded room at

Reno raising ten fingers...

PERFECT TOMMY:

Unscheduled surgery. He'll be waltzing along momentarily. What're you

doing tonight?

TV ANCHORWOMAN:

(picking up his hat)

Flying to Cambodia.

Perfect Tommy frowning severely as she tried on his Stetson, the

anchorwoman promptly getting the message and putting it back down.

PERFECT TOMMY:

That's why I wear a fifty dollar hat. Was a two hundred dollar hat, I

hadda kill you.

TV ANCHORWOMAN:

Bet you say that to all the girls, Perfect Tommy.

PERFECT TOMMY:

Bet I do.

INT. SURGICAL SCRUB ROOM - DAY18

Another STAR SURGEON, scrubbing for an operation next door now peeking

at his wrist watch TV:

CLOSE ON THE TINY TV: AN IMAGE OF THE JET CAR...19

ANGLE ON...20

STAR SURGEON:

Jesus Christ...how does the man find enough hours in the day?

RAWHIDE:

We help.

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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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