Video: Peter Weller, John Lithgow And Kevin Smith Talking About BUCKAROO BANZAI


On this date in 1984, a neurosurgeon/particle physicist/rock star climbed into a Ford pickup truck outfitted with a rocket engine and streaked across movie screens and into cult movie history. While it didn’t do well at the box office in its initial rollout across that autumn, it would eventually go on to a success in a way that would be encapsulated with a phrase that was

In the fall of 2011, Buckaroo Banzai himself, in the form of Peter Weller and the film’s chief villain John Whorfin, aka John Lithgow, took to the stage at New ork’s Lincoln Center for a nearly hour long Q&A after a screening of the film, hosted by none other than Kevin Smith. If you couldn’t have made the screening because, for example you were across town at the New York Comic Con, here is the complete video from that evening.

And here’s a bonus from special effects animator Chris Casady, who provide the electrical effects for many of the scenes in the film.

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Larry Peaden
Larry Peaden
December 5, 2020 12:22 am

One of coolest movies EVER , John lithgow owns it the minute he hits the scene . Upon experiencing his terrible fog of villainy encased with that delicious accent , I had an epiphany !!!!