Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single ... See full summary »
Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »
John G. Avildsen
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
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 »
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 »
Old Earl here was worried about Baby.
Oh, he's no trouble at all. He's a perfect gentleman. You can leave him with me anytime you want.
Don't worry, I will.
They spoil him awfully.
Well, I want him to have every advantage I was denied as a young dog.
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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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