W.D. Richter
Date of Birth
Dec 07, 1945
Birth Place:
New Britain, CT


Best known as the director of the 1984 cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, W.D. Richter had already established a reputation as a successful Hollywood screenwriter. The Connecticut-born Richter came to California in the 1970s with his wife, Susan, and began writing for the movies. Richter's first screenplay was for Slither (1973), starring James Caan. The...