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Neighbors (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  18 December 1981 (USA)
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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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P.L. Brown ...
Police Officer #1
Henry Judd Baker ...
Police Officer #2
Lauren-Marie Taylor ...
Elaine Keese
Sherman G. Lloyd ...
Fireman #1 (DOC) (as Sherman Lloyd)
Bert Kittel ...
Fireman #2
J.B. Friend ...
Additional Fireman
Bernie Friedman ...
Additional Fireman
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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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Lock the doors... here come the Neighbors See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

18 December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die verrückten Nachbarn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,732,057 (USA)
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Trivia

Some movie posters for this film featured a long preamble which read: "In a not-too-distant suburb, on a very quiet street . . . Earl Keese, a man who leads a routine suburban life, sits calmly waiting for his dinner. Little does he know - This may be his last home-cooked meal . . . For somewhere in time and space exists a world, a comic nightmare world, where anything can happen. A world that this reserved, hardworking homeowner is about to enter. In the next 24 hours he will experience things that he has never experienced before and leave behind things he will never experience again and somehow his life will never be the same. For Earl Keese is about to meet . . . The Neighbors." 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: Old Earl here was worried about Baby.
Enid Keese: Oh, he's no trouble at all. He's a perfect gentleman. You can leave him with me anytime you want.
Vic: Don't worry, I will.
Enid Keese: [to Earl] They spoil him awfully.
Vic: Well, I want him to have every advantage I was denied as a young dog.
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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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