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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)

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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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A Comic-Nightmare See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$29,916,207
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical feature film of legendary actor-comedian John Belushi. See more »

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After Vic's dog Baby is heard barking in Enid and Earl's bedroom, we never hear or see the dog again, even after Vic, Ramona and Earl leave Bird Street. See more »

Quotes

Ramona: You should have slipped it through the mail slot while you had the chance, Earl.
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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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Hits too close to home...
9 March 2010 | by QBSNIDERLOESSee all my reviews

I think why this movie fails with most is that it hits too close too home...I listened to an Eel's song today (the other shoe)and immediately flashed back to this movie... Belushi and Aykroyd switched their original roles...with a purpose. Belushi is me...middle-aged, overweight, dull, and boring: the American dream: and he is faithful to that portrayal. Aykroyd is both the man without any moral restraints we long to be, and he is the man we hate, who laughs at the American dream and how it has gotten so twisted. It is a comment on American society and morality and the two actors play it well. Moriarty plays the American woman who can justify anything on whim, be it right or wrong, and Walker is the suffering American wife who is discontented with how her life has turned out. Of course, it is her husband's fault, not her own. Elaine, the child, is our offspring who disdainfully disregards our twisted way of life. It hits too close to home...listen to Eel's song (the other shoe)and you might hear what I am trying to say...


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