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Neighbors (1981)

A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writers:

Thomas Berger (novel), Larry Gelbart (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Belushi ... Earl Keese
Kathryn Walker ... Enid Keese
Cathy Moriarty ... Ramona
Dan Aykroyd ... Vic
Igors Gavon Igors Gavon ... Chic
Dru-Ann Chuckran Dru-Ann Chuckran ... Chic's Wife
Tim Kazurinsky ... Pa Greavy
Tino Insana ... Perry Greavy
P.L. Brown ... Police Officer #1
Henry Judd Baker ... Police Officer #2
Lauren-Marie Taylor ... Elaine Keese
Sherman G. Lloyd Sherman G. Lloyd ... Fireman #1 (DOC) (as Sherman Lloyd)
Bert Kittel Bert Kittel ... Fireman #2
J.B. Friend J.B. Friend ... Additional Fireman
Bernie Friedman Bernie Friedman ... Additional Fireman
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Storyline

One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice street. As more and more unbelievable events unfold, our hero starts to question his own sanity... and those of his family. Written by Brad Jackson

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Taglines:

A Comic-Nightmare See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

18 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die verrückten Nachbarn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,481,386, 20 December 1981

Gross USA:

$29,916,207

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,916,207
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Romona offers oral sex to Earl Keese, the chorus providing the soundtrack to the scene can be heard chanting the word "come" over and over again. However when Earl hears his wife the choir begins chanting "Oh no". See more »

Goofs

As Vic and Ramona pull away in Earl's car near the end of the film (at the 1 hour 26 minute mark), a set light can be seen reflected in the rear side window. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Old Earl here was worried about Baby.
Enid Keese: Oh, he's no trouble at all. He's a perfect gentleman. You can leave him with me anytime you want.
Vic: Don't worry, I will.
Enid Keese: [to Earl] They spoil him awfully.
Vic: Well, I want him to have every advantage I was denied as a young dog.
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Alternate Versions

The movie's original cut had a very dark ending with Earl getting killed, but the studio re-edited the film with a happy ending with Earl leaving home and joining Vic and Ramona on their adventures. See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Holiday In Cambodia
(uncredited)
Written by Jello Biafra
Performed by Dead Kennedys
Courtesy of Alternative Tentacles
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A lost classic
4 February 2004 | by jojoroxxSee all my reviews

In the times I have seen this movie(too many to count). I always find more to it.I enjoy this lost classic from the late great John Belushi more than so many over produced conventional movies and more than almost all of the SNL cast made movies.Belushi and Acroyd,a duo who didn't do enough together.

See this movie!


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