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Release Date:
October 1985 (USA) See more »
Young. Handsome. Desirable. Deadly. See more »
Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Realistic, Powerful, Hard Hitting Film That Shouldn't Be Missed See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maxwell Caulfield ... Roy Alston

Charlie Sheen ... Bo Richards

Patti D'Arbanville ... Angie

Christopher McDonald ... Detective Mark Woods
Hank Garrett ... Detective Ed Hanley
Paul C. Dancer ... Chris
Richard Pachorek ... Boyfriend
Lesa Lee ... Girlfriend
Kenneth Cortland ... Dwayne

Moon Unit Zappa ... Nancy
Dawn Schneider ... Bonnie
Kurt Christian ... Shakir
Don Draper ... Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ... Bartender
Phil Rubenstein ... Gutfield
James Carrington ... Ross

Grant Heslov ... Joe Gonzales
Michael Lewis ... Kanter
Leonard O. Turner ... Sergeant
Vance Colvig Jr. ... Old Man
Jeff Prettyman ... Al
Claudia Templeton ... Girl at Beach

Ron Ross ... Drunk
Carlos Guitarlos ... Patient
Helen Brown ... Old Woman at Beach
Hettie Lynne Hurtes ... Anchorwoman

Sarah Lilly ... Female Officer
Jimmy Ford ... Bob the Jock

James Bolt ... Student
Joseph Michael Cala ... Gas Station Owner
Mary Tiffany ... Woman #1
Marilou Conway ... Woman #2

Mark Stanton ... Student #1
Kevi Kendall ... Student #2
Carmen Filpi ... Bum

Christina Beck ... Punk Girl
John Davey ... Watkins
Geoff Brewer ... Security Guard
Toby Iland ... Tom

Richard Halpern ... Boy
John Escobar ... Policeman #1

Ray Lykins ... Policeman #2
Judie David ... Female Security Guard
Texacala Jones ... Street Band
Pinkie Tessa ... Street Band
Tequila Mockingbird ... Street Band
Maggie Ehrig ... Street Band
Ted Quinn ... Street Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Michaels ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Penelope Spheeris 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glen Morgan 
James Wong 

Produced by
Sandy Howard .... producer
Don Levin .... executive producer
Michael S. Murphey .... associate producer
Mel Pearl .... executive producer
Keith Rubinstein .... producer
Joel Soisson .... associate producer
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Casting by
Debra Rubinstein 
Makeup Department
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Lewis .... assistant director
Art Department
Audri Phillips .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Craig Felburg .... production sound mixer
Roy Pahlman .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Barker .... stunts
Jennifer Barlow .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Davie Carothers .... third assistant camera
Steven Flood .... electrician
Kim Heath .... grip
Philip Holahan .... camera operator: second unit
Philip Holahan .... first assistant camera
Roger Olkowski .... lighting gaffer
Phedon Papamichael .... second assistant camera (as Phedon Papamichael Jr.)
Other crew
Buddy Enright .... production assistant
Susan Malerstein .... script supervisor
Victoria Plummer .... production coordinator
Mike Ruscio .... stand-in
Si Timberman .... stand-in

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | Finland:(Banned) (1987) | France:-16 | Norway:18 | UK:18 (cut video version) | UK:18 (theatrical rating) | USA:R (certificate # 27648) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

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 »
Bo Richards:Excuse me, where's the action around here?
Angie:Action? There is no action around here, this is L.A.
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Movie Connections:
References The Evil That Men Do (1984)See more »
Let Me RockSee more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Realistic, Powerful, Hard Hitting Film That Shouldn't Be Missed, 5 January 1999
Author: Adam E

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is one of the most intense and powerful movies I've ever seen. Charlie Sheen and Maxwell Caulfield are excellent and the film is very well written and directed. Sheen and Caulfield are two bored teens who decide after graduating, to take a little vacation where they become violent and go on a killing spree, killing whoever gets in their way. Everything feels real and it delivers a true, shocking message. I think this is an amazing movie and even though it didn't get a lot of attention when released, I think it deserves more attention now and shouldn't be missed by anyone.

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