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Neighbors (1981)

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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 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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Lock the doors... here come the Neighbors See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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: Well, I can think of a problem that's a good deal more important and you, as a parent, are ignoring it completely.
Earl Keese: What?
Vic: What is Elaine doing about sex? Is she getting probed?
Earl Keese: [throws coffee at Vic]
Vic: That was very foolish, Earl. And it could get ya' snuffed!
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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

Referenced in The Best of the Blues Brothers (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello, I Love You
Written by Jim Morrison (uncredited), Robby Krieger (uncredited), Ray Manzarek (uncredited) and John Densmore (uncredited)
Performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Elektra Records
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Bizarre black comedy
20 December 1999 | by Warlock-5See all my reviews

It's about 3:30 in the morning and I just finished watching Neighbors on TV. I've seen a lot of black comedy movies in my life but none of them have been stranger than this. It wasn't really funny but i did laugh at the following conversation.

ENID: Well Ramona, maybe you're man enough to tell us what happened outside.

RAMONA: He tried to pork me.

Maybe that doesn't seem funny to you but it was to me.

Throughout the whole movie I didn't understand what the hell was going on and why characters did the things they did, especially at the end of it. I can't really recommend Neighbors but I must say I was entertained the whole way through, waiting for the next absurd event.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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