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Looking good Buckaroo- My eye candy review of Buckaroo Banzai

So in my usual state of insomnia last night I was flipping channels and came across

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

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A classic gem (and I use these term in the loosest possible sense) from 1984 which brings forth all sorts of questions:

Why was this on my cable TV – I mean I am paying through the nose for premium channels and this is what they come up with? Could we get a little more current Verizon?

What was John Lithgow doing this this thing? But it’s John and he’s been known to make, well, choices and we love him for it.

ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI, John Lithgow, 1984. ©20thCentFox/courtesy Everett Collection

And lastly, why did I go and see this in the movies, like the actual theater, when it first came out? Was I that desperate for cinema in 1984? Uh… guess that’s a yes.

And the why clearly became apparent during my late-night re-watch. Some of the dudes in this cast were serious eye candy in 1984 and right up my alley:

The first, and seemingly most far fetched (for me), was Peter Weller, but not really though since his styling in this movie was all up and down the Adam Ant Alley which was just my 15 year old thing back then.

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And then there was the supporting cast:

Jeff Goldblum as New Jersey, in the most unfortunate costume this side of Pee Wee’s playhouse, but still so very Jeff:

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Strong and silent Clancy Brown as Rawhide:

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And that gorgeous Lewis Smith as Perfect Tommy. Talk about perfect use of peroxide:

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And finally can we talk about the glasses? IMO this movie did more for men in glasses than any other. Yas boys!

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So tell me in the comments what were some of your fave 80’s and 90’s movie classics.

All the best,

KMJ

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