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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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Penelope Spheeris was motivated to make the film after reading about a serial killer who complained about how long it took him to kill someone. See more »

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Detective Mark Woods: Why did you kill your friend?
Bo Richards: Because I had to.
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References The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »

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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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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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