The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension


1h 43m 1984

Film Details

Also Known As
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension, aventures de Buckaroo Banzaï à travers la 8e dimension
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1984
Production Company
Completion Bond Company Inc; Modern Film Effects; Record Plant Inc; Visual Concept Entertainment (Vce)
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Crew

James M Arnett

Stunt Coordinator

Mike Beard

Sem Photography

Scott Beattie

Motion Control Assistant

Sidney Beckerman

Executive Producer

James Belohovek

Effects Supervisor

Beverly Bernacki

Other

Michael Bigelow

Motion Control Animator

David Blitstein

Special Effects

Cheryl Bloch

Assistant Editor

Michael Boddicker

Music

Layne Bourgoyne

Effects Supervisor

George Bowers

Editor

John Bracken

Assistant Editor

Selma Brown

Production Accountant

Stephen Burg

Effects Supervisor

David E Campbell

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Glenn Campbell

Matte Camera Operator

Neil Canton

Producer

Rick Carter

Art Direction

Chris Casady

Additional Animation Effects

William G Clevenger

2nd Assistant Camera

Christopher Collins

Photography Consultant (Peter Weller)

Tom Cranham

Production Illustrator

Gary Daigler

Assistant Director

Stephen Dane

Art Direction

Bryan Dengal

Dga Trainee

Linda Descenna

Set Decorator

Doreen Dixon

Adr Editor

Bari Dreiband-burman

Makeup

Gordon Ecker

Sound Editor

Gordon Ecker

Sound Editor

Colette Emanuel

Other

Michael Evje

Sound Recording Mixer

Larry Fallick

Apprentice Editor

Michael L. Fink

Special Visual Effects Supervisor

Dena Fischer

Production Assistant

Wayne Fitzgerald

Title Design

Linda Fleischer

Visual Effects Coordinator

Katterli Frauenfelder

2nd Assistant Director

Mark Freund

Optical Camera Operator

Ron Gress

Modelmaker

David Gross

Other

Stephen Grummette

Computer Video Consultant

Eric Guaglione

Motion Control Assistant

James R Hagedorn

Other

David Hardberger

Motion Control Technician

William L. Hayward

Effects Photography

Rick Heinrichs

Stop-Motion Animator

Gary Hellerstein

Transportation Manager

Steve Hellerstein

Transportation Captain

Linda Henrikson

Costumes

Judith Herman

Computer Graphics Consultant

Thomas Hollister

Motion Control Technician

Mark Homer

Other

Mike Hosch

Modelmaker

Alan Howarth

Synthesized Sound Effects

Bones Howe

Sound Design

Bones Howe

Music Supervisor

Fred Iguchi

Motion Control Technician

Dream Quest Images

Motion Control Photography

Dream Quest Images

Matte Art

Jane Schwartz Jaffe

1st Assistant Editor

Gregory Jein

Miniatures Construction

Dennis E Jones

Associate Producer

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Christopher L Keith

Photography

Fred J. Koenekamp

Director Of Photography

Sherman Labby

Production Illustrator

Robin Leyden

Other

Terry Liebling

Casting

Dan Lupovitz

Assistant (To Producers)

Earl Macrauch

Screenwriter

Eddie Marks

Costume Supervisor

Richard Marks

Editor

Bruce V. Mcbroom

Stills

Jim Mccann

Boom Operator

Anthony R Milch

Sound Editor Supervisor

Henry Millar

Special Effects

Edward Morey

Camera Operator

John J Murray

Key Grip

Michael Nathanson

Executive In Charge Of Production

Michael Neale

Location Manager

Erik L Nelson

Property Master

David P Newell

Property Master Assistant

Salvatore Orefice

Gaffer

H. Bud Otto

Script Supervisor

Radford Polinsky

Costumes

Thomas R Polizzi

Other

Brian Ralph

Negative Cutter

Virginia Randolph-weaver

Set Designer

William Reilly

Motion Control Technician

John T Reitz

Sound Rerecording Mixer

W.d. Richter

Producer

J. Michael Riva

Production Designer

Tony Rivetti

1st Assistant Camera

R J Robertson

Effects Supervisor

Stephen Robinette

Hairstyles

Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Costume Designer

John Roesch

Foley

Judi Rosner

Production Coordinator

Joan Rowe

Foley

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Rerecording Mixer

John Schelle

Effects Supervisor

Dennis Schultz

Modelmaker

Arne Schulze

Synthesized Sound Effects

David Schwartz

Modelmaker

Keith Shartle

Production Coordinator

Kathryn Newbrough Sommer

Assistant (To Sydney Beckerman)

Tom Southwell

Production Illustrator

Scott Squires

Motion Control Supervisor

Robert Steloff

Production Assistant

Mark A. Stetson

Miniatures Supervision

George Stokes

Construction Coordinator

Rick Taylor

Effects Supervisor

Roberto Terminelli

Dialect Coach (John Lithgow)

Anne Thompson

Publicist

Richard Thomson

Electronic Props

Richard Thomson

Electronic Effects

John T Van Vliet

Other

John T Van Vliet

Effects Animation

John Vigran

Supervisor

Robert Wilcox

Video Engineering Consultant

Hoyt Yeatman

Motion Control Supervisor

Jacqueline Zietlow

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension, aventures de Buckaroo Banzaï à travers la 8e dimension
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1984
Production Company
Completion Bond Company Inc; Modern Film Effects; Record Plant Inc; Visual Concept Entertainment (Vce)
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States 2011

Released in United States Fall October 5, 1984

Released in United States June 2010

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Conversations and Talks) June 17-27, 2010.

Released in United States 2011 (Kevin Smith's SMoviola Presents)

Released in United States June 2010 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Conversations and Talks) June 17-27, 2010.)

Released in United States Fall October 5, 1984