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The Boys Next Door (1985)

Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Detective Mark Woods
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Dawn Schneider ...
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Kurt Christian ...
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Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ...
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Phil Rubenstein ...
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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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October 1985 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Actor Crispin Glover auditioned for the part of Bo and tested with Maxwell Caulfield. According to the audio commentary for the film, Director Penelope Spheeris said Glover's performance was "too psychotic". See more »

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Detective Ed Hanley: Poor bastard will be lucky if he remembers his name after the beating he got. Two bucks. Un-fucking-believable.
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References The Evil That Men Do (1984) See more »

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The Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
Performed by The Cramps
Composed by Poison Ivy Rorschach (as Ivy Rorschach) and Lux Interior
Published by Headcheese Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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chilling!
16 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

After seeing this gritty drama, then you wonder why there are nuts in the world. The movie is more ( in a weird kinda way), like a docudrama. It shows how 2 people can become alienated and rejected from society, to become heartless animals. Not to justify what they do, but if these two boys were somewhat loved, maybe they wouldn't be cold blooded killers. There's a scene where one of the teens father ignores him totally. That is shocking. But watching it will disturb you.


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