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The Boys Next Door (1985)

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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Penelope Spheeris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Caulfield ... Roy Alston
Charlie Sheen ... Bo Richards
Patti D'Arbanville ... Angie
Christopher McDonald ... Detective Mark Woods
Hank Garrett ... Detective Ed Hanley
Paul C. Dancer Paul C. Dancer ... Chris
Richard Pachorek Richard Pachorek ... Boyfriend
Lesa Lee Lesa Lee ... Girlfriend
Kenneth Cortland Kenneth Cortland ... Dwayne
Moon Unit Zappa ... Nancy
Dawn Schneider Dawn Schneider ... Bonnie
Kurt Christian ... Shakir
Don Draper Don Draper ... Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ... Bartender
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Gutfield
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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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They're trapped...They don't fit in...What happens when there's no way out? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Crispin Glover auditioned for the part of Bo and tested with Maxwell Caulfield. According to the audio commentary for the film, Director Penelope Spheeris said Glover's performance was "too psychotic". See more »

Quotes

Roy Alston: I've got stuff inside of me.
Bo Richards: What, feel like cancer or something?
Roy Alston: You remember Christmas? That guy smashing your car and taking off? You could do nothing about it.
Bo Richards: I was so pissed off, man. I wanted to kill that guy.
Roy Alston: That's how I feel all the time.
Bo Richards: Hey, come on, man. You're righteously pissed off. Hell, you're like a lot of people.
Roy Alston: I thought the Marines would get it out of my system.
Bo Richards: All you're going to get out of the Marines is a bad haircut.
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References The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Spellbound
Performed by Code Blue
Composed by Dean Chamberlain & S.A. Chamberlain
Published by Hybridesign (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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disturbing and funny
11 January 2006 | by rogerebertisfatSee all my reviews

First off, don't listen to the comments by the moron from Pleasant Valley, New Mexico. Maxwell Caulfield couldn't possibly be doing his version of "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" since "The Boys Next Door" came out BEFORE it. In fact, since "The Boys Next Door" came out in 1985, it's pretty safe to say that "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" (which came out in 1986) borrowed from it, not the other way around. Regardless, this movie has a great soundtrack and really funny dialogue ("Two Blacks and a Mexican.") Scenes so outrageous that they're actually funny (gas station beating). Now, while it's not the greatest film in existence, the fact that the (life- like) violence in the movie could really happen (and sad to say, similarly HAS really happened before), make this movie better than a lot of movies out today. The acting is pretty good, especially Maxwell Caulfield (probably his best performance). I'd recommend this movie to anyone, especially if you grew up in the '80s. People who don't like it are usually over-analyzing it a bit too much. Too many people are looking for "social commentary" when watching movies. They usually end up not liking many films. They forget the simplest thing: movies are made to entertain, bottom line.


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