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The Boys Next Door (1985)

R  |   |  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 escalates throughout.

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Angie
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Detective Mark Woods
Hank Garrett ...
Detective Ed Hanley
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Richard Pachorek ...
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Lesa Lee ...
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Dwayne
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Dawn Schneider ...
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Kurt Christian ...
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Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ...
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Phil Rubenstein ...
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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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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

Roy Alston: I've got stuff inside of me.
Bo Richards: What, feel like cancer or something?
Roy Alston: You remember Christmas? That guy smashing your car and taking off? You could do nothing about it.
Bo Richards: I was so pissed off, man. I wanted to kill that guy.
Roy Alston: That's how I feel all the time.
Bo Richards: Hey, come on, man. You're righteously pissed off. Hell, you're like a lot of people.
Roy Alston: I thought the Marines would get it out of my system.
Bo Richards: All you're going to get out of the Marines is a bad haircut.
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Performed by Code Blue, Code Blue
Composed by Dean Chamberlain & Kerry McBride
Published by Hybridesign (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music
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brutal; honest; sad; great
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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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