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The Lost Boys (1987)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  31 July 1987 (USA)
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After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

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Storyline

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Génération perdue  »

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$32,222,567 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie invented the phrase "vamp out", which has passed into common usage on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). See more »

Goofs

As the wife of the Board Walk security guard posts her missing persons poster, another poster is visible which advertises an event at the Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds. For the film, Santa Cruz was renamed Santa Carla to avoid associations with the city and the film's gang-related themes. See more »

Quotes

Sam Emerson: [Sam gets in bed with her] Have you been eating pizza?
Sam Emerson: No. Why?
Lucy Emerson: Phew. You smell like garlic.
[Sam opens his robe, he is wearing a garlic necklace]
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References European Vacation (1985) See more »

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Crazy Old Soldier
Performed by Troy Seals
Written by Troy Seals and Paul Kennerly
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Music
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What THESE guys would have done to Captain Hook!
29 March 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

OK everyone agrees THE LOST BOYS was way ahead of its time. Dead set right! In essence it hasn't aged at all, only the fashions! By far Corey Haim's best flick, Cory Feldham's too, although I rather liked TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (The original, that is)

Schumacher's concept of placing the vampire myth in sleepyville USA was commendable, it really worked. Sutherland took his role in both teeth and gave us a stylish vampire-on-a-Harley with Jami Gertz in tow. God does SHE look young here compared to her role as Bill Paxton's neurotic fiancee in TWISTER?)

Absolutely outstanding soundtrack that my kids have totally worn out the last decade or so. As a family we have probably watched THE LOST BOYS more than any other film. Everything gels, gr8 fx and, given the subject matter, a literate script.

Deserving of the relatively high rating it has received here. WE have the same problem here in Castle Hill, WAY too many damn vampires!


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