The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Character: Sandra Banzai - Buckaroo's Mother (scenes deleted)

Directed by: W. D. Richter

Written by: Earl Mac Rauch

Produced by: W. D. Richter

Cast Members: Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd

Released date: August 15, 1984

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.


• Beings from Another Dimension have invaded your world.
• You can’t see them…but they can see you.
• Your only hope is Buckaroo Banzai.
• Expect the unexpected. He does.


→ Jamie Lee Curtis played Buckaroo’s mother in a flashback, but this scene was cut. The scene is available on the recent DVD release as an optional prequel to the theatrical version, and as a special feature. Jamie Lee Curtis is visible in a photo on the dashboard of the jet car in the wide-screen version.

Script developed by Never Enough Design