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The Lost Boys (1987)

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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for 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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Being wild is in their Blood. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

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

Kiefer Sutherland's role as David, being one of the lead cast members, has the fewest lines amongst all leading and supporting cast members. At the same time, he has the most dialogue amongst the four vampire lost boys. This includes saying the name 'Michael', 118 times. See more »

Goofs

The credits at the end give credit to the poster hanging on the wall in Sam's room as a still from The Breakfast Club. In fact, this picture of Molly Ringwald in a dark blue shirt sitting in a classroom is not from The Breakfast Club, but instead, from Sixteen Candles. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: [the boys come in carrying Laddie and Star, who are sleeping. Grandpa is totally ignoring the unconscious Laddie in Edgar's arms, and Star in Michael's] Do you know the rule about filling up the car with gas when you take it without asking?
Michael Emerson: [Hoping he says nothing about Laddie and Star] No, Grandpa.
Grandpa: Well, now you do.
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Connections

References The Killing Fields (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Power Play
Written by B.A. Robertson (as Brian A. Robertson) and Phil Pickett
Performed by Eddie and The Tide
Produced by B.A. Robertson (as B. A. Robertson)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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flawless
7 September 2003 | by (manchester, uk) – See all my reviews

Browsing through IMDB I was shocked to see this film has only scored 6.7! The brilliance of this film is undescribable, I first saw it when I was about 11. It changed me! I wanted to be a teenage vampire and live forever! I have probably since seen this film more than any other, I haven't a bad word about it. Fantastic effects, acting, writing, and the music, believe me you'll be straight out to buy the soundtrack once you've seen this, and play it as if it was one of your favourite albums. Everyone is great in this film but Feldman was born for this part, he's like an older version of 'Mouth' from The Goonies, in many ways this film like an older brother to Goonies and cousin of American Werewolf. They truly don't make movies like this anymore, they finished in the 80's (Gremlins, Fright Night, American Werewolf in London, Return of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, I'm sure there's more...). What more can I say?


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