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Summer Fridays: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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For our last Summer Fridays staff and board movie pick, we give you the 1984 cult science fiction-satire THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION, chosen by our Operations Manager Arun Baheti. What about the film, which starred Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum and Ellen Barkin, reminds Arun of summer?

“THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI remains a favorite for all seasons, but seems to fit summer best.  This combo of DR. STRANGELOVE, HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, and GHOSTBUSTERS has it all: Humor, social commentary, quotable lines a plenty, and Rastafarian space alien criminals, all combined with the single coolest hero ever,” Arun writes. “I don’t just like Buckaroo, I want to be Buckaroo.  (And I’m sure my mother would like me to have his resume physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, rock star.)”

Here’s a scene featuring one of the most memorable lines from the film: “No matter where you go, there you are.”

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More Summer Fridays Staff/Board Picks:

Aliens
Do the Right Thing
Roman Holiday
Men in Black
Dazed and Confused
Meatballs
Vicky Cristina Barcelona