A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

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Cast

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Enid Keese
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Ramona
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Vic
Igors Gavon ...
Chic
Dru-Ann Chuckran ...
Chic's Wife
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Pa Greavy
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Police Officer #1
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Police Officer #2
Lauren-Marie Taylor ...
Elaine Keese
Sherman G. Lloyd ...
Fireman #1 (DOC) (as Sherman Lloyd)
Bert Kittel ...
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J.B. Friend ...
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Bernie Friedman ...
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Storyline

One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice street. As more and more unbelievable events unfold, our hero starts to question his own sanity... and those of his family. Written by Brad Jackson

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18 December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die verrückten Nachbarn  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,732,057 (USA)
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Trivia

The song "Holiday in Cambodia" by The "Dead Kennedys" appears in the film. The version used was not the album version found on their 1980 release Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, but rather the B-Side version that did not appear on an album until their 1987 release Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death. See more »

Goofs

After Vic's dog Baby is heard barking in Enid and Earl's bedroom, we never hear or see the dog again, even after Vic, Ramona and Earl leave Bird Street. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Stay here on the outer limits of the dead end zone? Nothing personal, but life at the end of the road just ain't for Captain Vic and Empress Ramona. Sorry folks, but you can color us gone.
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Referenced in The Best of the Blues Brothers (1994) See more »

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The Twilight Zone Theme
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Music by Marius Constant
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One of the greatest comedies ever made
1 January 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

I have no hesitation in recommending this to any viewer with a warped, dysfunctional, black sense of humor. It is absolutely brilliant.

A cruel, mean-spirited world view is loose in this classic, a relentless assault on one man's senses that marked John Belushi's final screen appearance... and what a way to exit! Ackroyd, Belushi's new neighbor, begins to harass and take advantage of Belushi's goodwill just hours after he has moved in. Cathy Moriarty, as Ackroyd's tempestuous wife, is a revelation as she toys with Belushi's raw emotions.

Director John Avildsen chose to shoot this comedy like a sitcom and his choice proves to be the correct one.

It's brilliance on a stick for specialized tastes.


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