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The Boys Next Door (1985)

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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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Angie
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Detective Mark Woods
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Detective Ed Hanley
Paul C. Dancer ...
Chris
Richard Pachorek ...
Boyfriend
Lesa Lee ...
Girlfriend
Kenneth Cortland ...
Dwayne
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Nancy
Dawn Schneider ...
Bonnie
Kurt Christian ...
Shakir
Don Draper ...
Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ...
Bartender
Phil Rubenstein ...
Gutfield
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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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It's in the look. It's in the touch. It's in the eyes. It's the latest style...IN MADNESS. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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October 1985 (USA)  »

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Blind Rage  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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According to director Penelope Spheeris DVD commentary, movie had to be cut and submitted to the MPAA 10 times to get R rating. Scenes that were cut or changed include; Scene where gas attendant is beat up was shortened to lessen the intensity and sound effects were toned down. Murder of gay man in his apartment was cut down (mostly sound effects were heavily toned down). Scene where Roy violently shakes the lady and kills her was heavily cut down, various shots were removed to lessen the intensity. See more »

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Roy Alston: This stuff is all bullshit!
Angie: You know, you have very negative energy. It's going to prevent you getting anywhere in this life.
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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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IS That So Strange
Performed by Code Blue, Code Blue
Composed by Dean Chamberlain & Kerry McBride
Published by Hybridesign (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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Solid Underrated Movie
19 September 2001 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

This movie is 80's gem as for as sheer cinema terror goes. This is an extremely violent movie about two mean-spirited teens that some will discard as sick. But the movie is much more than that. It is a look at what people are truly capable of. This film has captured the essence of violence because the frightening thing is that the two boys don't really have an excuse to do the things they do. They're just plain evil. You want to feel sorry for Charlie Sheen but you just can't. And Maxwell Caulfield can't possibly be redeemed. Their theory of Caveman Day where one just lets loose is taken to the extreme. Caveman Day seems like a good idea until you see what the characters do to others, and the consequences they must face.


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