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Neighbors (1981)

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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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 ...
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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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 »

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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

John Belushi saw this film as an opportunity for him to shake off the Bluto image that he had gained from Animal House (1978). While his casting as the straight man goes some way to doing that, Belushi ended up hating everything about the film, from its director to its music score. Regarding the latter, he lobbied for a punk rock music track, not the jaunty trombone jazz score that Bill Conti came up with. 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

Pa Greavy: Well, I hear you got a whore in there.
Earl Keese: Who told you that?
Pa Greavy: That's what I heard.
Earl Keese: Well, you heard wrong.
Pa Greavy: You ain't got a whore in there?
Earl Keese: No.
Pa Greavy: Wouldn't know where I could find one?
Earl Keese: Of course not!
Pa Greavy: One shows up, let me know?
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Connections

References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Stayin' Alive
Written and Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc.
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18 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read Belushi's Biography and was surprised to learn of "Neighbors", his last movie. I tracked it down just out of curiosity, as I'm also a Berger fan, and had read the novel that the movie is based on. I liked the novel, and wondered about the movie. Although the movie does depart from the novel, it's a great movie in its own right. It's not the sort of humor that everyone would enjoy, and it does poke fun at suburban America. In a lot of ways, I think this is an even better film than the celebrated "Blues Brothers"- but it's more subtle and less of a cartoon than that one. Belushi and Akroyd are great in this film, and it's very funny. I found myself laughing out loud. I wish someone would release it on DVD so more people would get the chance to watch it.


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