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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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They're trapped...They don't fit in...What happens when there's no way out? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Bo Richards: Just what exactly does "eat my fuck" mean?
Roy Alston: Beats me...
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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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A powerful, knockout movie that makes you think!
31 January 2002 | by (west auckland new zeland) – See all my reviews

"The boys next door" is a superb movie. Bo and Ray, two mischevious best freinds, set out for a hightime weekend after graduation. They get spun out of control, and eventually, kill in cold blood for no apparent reason.

This movie will make you go away thinking. With a twist ending that is supremly unexpected, and altogether a deliberate ironic musing, this movie is a must see! It is one of those rare movie, where you go away saying, "Hey, that movie was actually really good!"

What I liked about this movie, is it is what I like to call a Sleeping Suprise. Its one of those movies that you casually pass by in the movie store, roll your thumb over in a tv guide, but when you finally do get around to watching this movie, you know you have witnessed something you should have seen earlier. I loved this movie, and you will too.

With great acting, a realistic story line, and superb script, "The boys next door" will leave you thinking about the minds of a serial killer, and the qualms of a deeply distubed mind.With inside information about real life serial killers, it will leave you looking over your shoulder for days to come! 8 out of 10...


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