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The Boys Next Door (1985)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  October 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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They're trapped...They don't fit in...What happens when there's no way out? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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 »

Quotes

Bo Richards: I just feel bad about that girl. I did not want to hurt her.
Roy Alston: She didn't know what hit her. we gave her two seconds of pain. Girls like that one have given us eighteen years of pain.
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References The Evil That Men Do (1984) See more »

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Hard & Cold
Performed by Great White
Composed by Great White
Published by White Fox Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Aegean Records
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A powerful, knockout movie that makes you think!
31 January 2002 | by (west auckland new zeland) – See all my reviews

"The boys next door" is a superb movie. Bo and Ray, two mischevious best freinds, set out for a hightime weekend after graduation. They get spun out of control, and eventually, kill in cold blood for no apparent reason.

This movie will make you go away thinking. With a twist ending that is supremly unexpected, and altogether a deliberate ironic musing, this movie is a must see! It is one of those rare movie, where you go away saying, "Hey, that movie was actually really good!"

What I liked about this movie, is it is what I like to call a Sleeping Suprise. Its one of those movies that you casually pass by in the movie store, roll your thumb over in a tv guide, but when you finally do get around to watching this movie, you know you have witnessed something you should have seen earlier. I loved this movie, and you will too.

With great acting, a realistic story line, and superb script, "The boys next door" will leave you thinking about the minds of a serial killer, and the qualms of a deeply distubed mind.With inside information about real life serial killers, it will leave you looking over your shoulder for days to come! 8 out of 10...


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