You can't see them...but they can see you.: "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" (1984), a film by W.D. Richter

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Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd and Lewis Smith, «The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension» (also known as "Buckaroo Banzai - Die 8. Dimension", "Buckaroo Banzai", "Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The") is an Adventure/Romance/Comedy/Science Fiction film directed by W.D. Richter, and written by Earl Mac Rauch, released in the USA on August 10 of 1984.

Storyline:
Banzai prepares to test his Jet Car, a modified Ford F-350 pickup truck powered by a jet engine, and capable of exceeding Mach 1. The car is also equipped with a secret device called an "oscillation overthruster," which Banzai and his associates hope will allow it to drive through solid matter. The test is a success; Banzai stuns onlookers by driving the Jet Car directly through a mountain. Emerging on the other side, Banzai finds that an alien organism has attached itself to the undercarriage.

Hearing of Banzai's success, physicist Dr. Emilio Lizardo breaks out of the Trenton Home for the Criminally Insane, after being held there for 50 years. A flashback shows Banzai's mentor, Dr. Hikita, was present at Lizardo's failed overthruster experiment in 1938. Crashing half through the target wall, Lizardo had been briefly trapped in the 8th dimension where his mind was taken over by Lord John Whorfin.

Whorfin is the leader of the Red Lectroids, a race of alien reptiles who [...]

Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
(Source : The Official Trailer)

Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(Source : The Official Trailer)

Red Lectroids
Red Lectroids
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(Source : The Official Trailer)

Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(Source : The Official Trailer)

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