The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Penny for Your Thoughts

On the phone with Buckaroo (Peter Weller), Dr. Lizardo (John Lithgow) demands a working overthruster in exchange for sparing Penny (Ellen Barkin).

Directed by W.D. Richter.

Released in 1984 by MGM.

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  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Spoofs and Satire
  • secondary-genre: Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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  • mood: Quirky
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Makeup
  • prop: Telephone
  • setting: Control Room
  • theme: Control
  • actor: Jeff Goldblum
  • actor: Vincent Schiavelli
  • actor: Lewis Smith
  • actor: Pepe Serna
  • actor: Christopher Lloyd
  • actor: John Lithgow
  • actor: Peter Weller
  • actor: Ellen Barkin
  • director: W.D. Richter
  • producer: Neil Canton
  • producer: Dennis E. Jones
  • producer: W.D. Richter
  • cinematographer: Fred J. Koenekamp
  • composer: Michael Boddicker
  • costume-designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
  • production-designer: J. Michael Riva
  • role-name: Buckaroo Banzai
  • role-name: John Bigboote
  • role-name: New Jersey
  • role-name: Penny Priddy
  • role-name: Dr. Emilio Lizardo
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  • screenwriter: Earl Mac Rauch
  • year: 1984
  • studio: MGM