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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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October 1985 (USA)  »

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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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A Realistic, Powerful, Hard Hitting Film That Shouldn't Be Missed
5 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is one of the most intense and powerful movies I've ever seen. Charlie Sheen and Maxwell Caulfield are excellent and the film is very well written and directed. Sheen and Caulfield are two bored teens who decide after graduating, to take a little vacation where they become violent and go on a killing spree, killing whoever gets in their way. Everything feels real and it delivers a true, shocking message. I think this is an amazing movie and even though it didn't get a lot of attention when released, I think it deserves more attention now and shouldn't be missed by anyone.


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