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The Boys Next Door (1985)

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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Caulfield ... Roy Alston
Charlie Sheen ... Bo Richards
Patti D'Arbanville ... Angie
Christopher McDonald ... Detective Mark Woods
Hank Garrett ... Detective Ed Hanley
Paul C. Dancer Paul C. Dancer ... Chris
Richard Pachorek Richard Pachorek ... Boyfriend
Lesa Lee Lesa Lee ... Girlfriend
Kenneth Cortland Kenneth Cortland ... Dwayne
Moon Unit Zappa ... Nancy
Dawn Schneider Dawn Schneider ... Bonnie
Kurt Christian Kurt Christian ... Shakir
Don Draper Don Draper ... Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ... Bartender
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Gutfield
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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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The anger. The destructiveness. The urge to kill in cold blood. They weren't born with it... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Roy Alston. See more »

Quotes

Bo Richards: Hey, this camel jockey is ripping us off!
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References The Evil That Men Do (1984) See more »

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I Got Nothin'
Performed by Iggy Pop
Composed by Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Administered by Bug Music
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A powerful, knockout movie that makes you think!
31 January 2002 | by stephanotis323See all my reviews

"The boys next door" is a superb movie. Bo and Ray, two mischevious best freinds, set out for a hightime weekend after graduation. They get spun out of control, and eventually, kill in cold blood for no apparent reason.

This movie will make you go away thinking. With a twist ending that is supremly unexpected, and altogether a deliberate ironic musing, this movie is a must see! It is one of those rare movie, where you go away saying, "Hey, that movie was actually really good!"

What I liked about this movie, is it is what I like to call a Sleeping Suprise. Its one of those movies that you casually pass by in the movie store, roll your thumb over in a tv guide, but when you finally do get around to watching this movie, you know you have witnessed something you should have seen earlier. I loved this movie, and you will too.

With great acting, a realistic story line, and superb script, "The boys next door" will leave you thinking about the minds of a serial killer, and the qualms of a deeply distubed mind.With inside information about real life serial killers, it will leave you looking over your shoulder for days to come! 8 out of 10...


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