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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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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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Release Date:

18 December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die verr├╝ckten Nachbarn  »


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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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During the fall of 1981, before the movie was released, John Belushi and Don Novello had written a script called Noble Rot, which was based on Belushi's personal experience vacationing in Martha'a Vineyard for rest, relaxation, and also to treat his drug addiction, and shortly after, pitched it to Paramount, who had a script for Belushi called National Lampoon's The Joy of Sex, written by John Hughes and to be directed by Penny Marshall. Belushi had balked at the idea, stating that he did not want to be known as a boisterous comic actor. A few weeks before his death, he tried pitching the script to the studio again, but to no avail. 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 »


Enid Keese: Vic, what did you say is in a pile driver?
Vic: Italian Galliano for passion, Irish Mist for love and Russian vodka for endurance.
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References D.O.A. (1980) See more »


The Twilight Zone Theme
Music by Marius Constant
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Probably the Funniest Dark Comedy I have Ever Seen!!!
15 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

What would you do if your new neighbors were wildly sexy, uninhibited, and made a sport of playing with your emotions and desires, in seductively teasing and dangerously exciting ways? If you think you're happily married (Wife & Kid) and nothing exciting ever happens to you because your too straight edge and repressed (like Belushi's character) then you can only react. And react John does. This comedy works on so many different levels. I have seen every thing Belushi and Aykroyd have ever done on screen, big and small, together and separate, and this is their best work. This movie is unpredictable, and it's meant to be that way. It is a comic reminder that one night can turn your world upside down, inside out and backward. The laughs are both in your face and subtle, one of my favorites comes right at the end, when Vic (Aykroyd) deadpans "It's not enough". You'll just have to see it to know what I mean. If you liked the dialog and humour in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "Snatch" and other Dark Comedies, and you like Belushi & Aykroyd, You'll love this.

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