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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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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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Young. Handsome. Desirable. Deadly. See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Bo Richards: What's the note say?
Roy Alston: Thanks... for... taking... up... two... parking... places, ass... hole.
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The Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
Performed by The Cramps
Composed by Poison Ivy Rorschach (as Ivy Rorschach) and Lux Interior
Published by Headcheese Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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One of the best films ever made! Excellent performances!!!!
30 April 1999 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is definitely Charlie Sheen's best work! Maxwell Caulfield is another great underrated actor! Penelope Spheeris Directed this dark, disturbing film about two high school outcasts (Sheen & Caulfield) who take a road trip to L.A. and decide to snap and start killing people. It shows the minds of some disturbed teens who are tired of being put down by others.

Seeing this movie again reminded me of the tragedy that happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado where two outcast students went on a bloody rampage and killed 15 people including themselves at their school.Maxwell Caulfield portrays the very psychotic Roy who does most of the killing. I'd recommend this film to anyone!


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