Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

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A tender moment for Buckeroo and Penny Pretty


Go behind the scenes on the 1984 Sci-Fi movie starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin More Cast

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Thanks to gscobie
Buckaroo Banzai screenwriter Max Rauch's original 30-page treatment was entitled, "Find the Jetcar, Said the President - A Buckaroo Banzai Thriller". Another early draft was entitled, "The Strange Case of Mr. Cigars", about a huge robot and a box of Hitler's cigars.

And the 60-page treatment they shopped around to studios was entitled "Lepers from Saturn".
Thanks to Mark Hill
If you look closely at the "Overthruster" used in Buckaroo's rocket car, you will see it is actually the same blinking & flashing prop used as the 'Flux Capacitor' in the Delorean from "Back to the Future". "Back to the Future" was made after this film, so you have to wonder if anyone consciously thought that recycling the piece wouldn't matter much, since not many people saw "Buckaroo Banzai".

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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie on Blu-ray or DVD.

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The cut scene that featured Jamie Lee Curtis as Buckaroo's mother is available on the DVD version of the movie.

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1984 20th Century Fox
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