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The Lost Boys (1987)

R  |   |  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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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 <>

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


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Release Date:

31 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Génération perdue  »

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$32,222,567 (USA)

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The movie was filmed in Santa Cruz, CA. Santa Cruz in Spanish means "Holy Cross," which is an interesting connection given the vampire subject matter and their vulnerability to crucifixes. See more »


Before Star gets on David's motorcycle to go to the cave, she isn't wearing a coat. During the motorcycle processional to the cave, she suddenly appears wearing one. However, she can be seen putting on a coat just before this sequence. See more »


David: Initiation's over, Michael. Time to join the club!
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Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: Fangs for the Memories (1999) See more »


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Music by Thomas Newman
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Great pop corn flick
18 January 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is the best popcorn movie I've ever watched. It has to be one of the best vampire flicks to hit 80's screens. (Well actually I can think of others but this one tops them.) Some critics refer to it as just one big MTV music commercial with all the pop culture references and all, but the soundtrack is the best feature of it. Kiefer Sutherland makes a fantastically sexy vampire and Jamie Gertz acts the best I've ever seen. Good to see some older pro's in for the ride as well (Dianne Wiest and Edward Herriman). I totally recommend this movie for a Friday night in. 9/10

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