BMFcast84 – Polymath


Ahh the 80s when pink and purple wide untied ties were considered cool.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (1984) is this week’s review from 1984. That title was long enough to type so we’ll let the review speak for itself.

Second half we pick our winners for the Facebook Fan contest as we cross 100! Plus, we take a voicemail topic and discuss our favorite Westerns/Samurai films.



  1. MUSIM says:

    As much as I liked Val Kilmer as Doc Hollyday, Madmartigan was might have slightly beat out Doc as my favorite character he’s played.

    Man I love Dead Man. I mean seriously Iggy Pop is briefly in it. The amount of 5 minute pointless cameos in the movie is pretty crazy. Definitely my favorite Depp movie. I tend to watch this off and on year round. I’m sure there’s a deeper meaning to the movie but I just don’t know that I care, I just love the rabid amount of insanity delivered with such a sparse tone.

  2. Walt says:

    +50 points to MUSIM for the Willow reference. I love movie.

  3. Curt says:

    I think what makes BB such a beloved movie is the fact that it features a choreographed victory march by the heroes in the LA aquaducts to the strains of the ’80s synth-rock.

    Think of how many movies could be imrpoved by a victory march to synth-rock. Schindler’s List, The Bourne Supremacy, Psycho, Last Tango in Paris, Platoon…tell me any of those movies would NOT have been improved by a synth-rock victory march. You can’t, can you?

  4. Chuck says:

    Blair Witch could have definitely used a synth-rock victory march.

  5. Maki Maki says:

    I think Chinatown would have worked with that ending as well.

    “Forget about it Jake, it’s Chinatown…”

    Cue synth music!

  6. Chuck says:

    Here’s the problem with Peter Weller… he’s an ACT-TOR type who got pigeon-holed into genre work. And he’s never been able to generate the excitement that genre films usually require.

    What if Jeff Goldblum had been shifted over to the lead role? That might have worked. Or what about someone like Dennis Quaid?

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