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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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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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Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Roy Alston. See more »

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Bo Richards: Hey, this camel jockey is ripping us off!
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References An Unnatural Act (1985) See more »

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Let Me Rock
Performed by Chequered Past
Composed by Michael Des Barres and Steve Jones
Published by Makiki Publishing Co. Ltd. (ASCAP) and MCA Music (BMI)
Courtesy of EMI/America Records
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disturbing and funny
11 January 2006 | by (Oakland, CA USA.) – See all my reviews

First off, don't listen to the comments by the moron from Pleasant Valley, New Mexico. Maxwell Caulfield couldn't possibly be doing his version of "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" since "The Boys Next Door" came out BEFORE it. In fact, since "The Boys Next Door" came out in 1985, it's pretty safe to say that "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" (which came out in 1986) borrowed from it, not the other way around. Regardless, this movie has a great soundtrack and really funny dialogue ("Two Blacks and a Mexican.") Scenes so outrageous that they're actually funny (gas station beating). Now, while it's not the greatest film in existence, the fact that the (life- like) violence in the movie could really happen (and sad to say, similarly HAS really happened before), make this movie better than a lot of movies out today. The acting is pretty good, especially Maxwell Caulfield (probably his best performance). I'd recommend this movie to anyone, especially if you grew up in the '80s. People who don't like it are usually over-analyzing it a bit too much. Too many people are looking for "social commentary" when watching movies. They usually end up not liking many films. They forget the simplest thing: movies are made to entertain, bottom line.


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