Beings from Another Dimension have invaded your world.
Buckle up and blast into comic orbit with this nervy, offbeat and very funny film! Starring Oscar nominees Peter Weller (RoboCop), John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) together with Emmy winners Ellen Barkin (Drop Dead Gorgeous) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Buckaroo Banzai is a howl!
Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension . . . and come back sane!
But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe!
Buckaroo Banzai is a rock-star/brain-surgeon / comic-book-hero/samurai, etc... who, along with his group - the Hong Kong Cavaliers - must stop evil creatures from the 8th dimension (all named John) who are trying to conquer our dimension. He is helped by Penny Pretty, who is a dead ringer for his ex-wife, and some good extra-dimensional beings who look and talk like they are from Jamaica.