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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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Blackie Dammett ...
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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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Day by day, they're changing the face of America...and they're barely old enough to vote. 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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Trivia

Maxwell Caulfield later played a prominent role on Dynasty spin-off - The Colbys. See more »

Quotes

Roy Alston: [to Bo after snapping Angie's neck and spiking her body to the ground] You FUCKED that?
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References The Evil That Men Do (1984) See more »

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Spellbound
Performed by Code Blue
Composed by Dean Chamberlain & S.A. Chamberlain
Published by Hybridesign (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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brutal; honest; sad; great
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Penelope Spheeris received kudos as director of "Wayne's World." I know that flick was funny as hell and made gobs of green, but "The Boys Next Door" is one of her best. This film combines her earlier efforts, particularly "The Decline of Western Civilization" and "Suburbia," into a nihilistic tale of two guys that ultimately realize that everything has its price. Sheen and Caulfield are very convincing as friends. When they first arrive in L.A. and stop at a gas station, Caulfield steals the show by brutally beating the gas station employee and justifying his actions to Sheen by basically saying: it happened, you can turn me in, you can come with me; let's see what the night turns up?


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