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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 ...
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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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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,732,057 (USA)
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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd wears a pair of sky blue contact lenses throughout the film that have the disquieting effect of making his pupils appear dilated all the time. In the theatrical release and earlier copies of the film this effect is not nearly as noticeable as on HD televisions today. 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

Ramona: God, does it always shrivel up like that when you shower?
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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A unique and offbeat comedy
11 October 1998 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Neighbors is a great comedy. The humor is a bit offbeat and you may have to have a really good sense for humor to get the hilarity of whats going on. Dan Ackroyd is great as Vic, the wacky next door neighbor. Some people may think the film is a bit strange, but that's what makes it so funny. The novelty of the film is the best thing about it. Undoubtedly, the greatest moment is when Vic and Romona (the new neighbors) are sharing a spaghetti meal with Earl and Edith Keese, the conservative couple next door. Vic claims the meal came from a new restaurant called "Ceasar's Garlic Wars" Earl grills Vic as to where the food came from, because he saw Vic making the food next door in Vic's kitchen. What ensues is a hilarious tongue-tying dialogue between slick Vic and a very sceptical Earl. You'll understand when you see it. It's hysterical! The fun only begins there, as Vic and Romona and the rest of the clan have more hilarous run-ins with each other through out the night. It definitely is a must see for all lovers of comedy!!


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