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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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Penelope Spheeris
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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 ... 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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Budget:

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

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Sheen attended the premiere and walked out several murders in. This struck many as odd seeing as Sheen had made his name on the similarly themed Badlands (1973). Sheen Senior had previously tried to talk Charlie out of making the film. See more »

Quotes

Roy Alston: I've got stuff inside of me.
Bo Richards: What, feel like cancer or something?
Roy Alston: You remember Christmas? That guy smashing your car and taking off? You could do nothing about it.
Bo Richards: I was so pissed off, man. I wanted to kill that guy.
Roy Alston: That's how I feel all the time.
Bo Richards: Hey, come on, man. You're righteously pissed off. Hell, you're like a lot of people.
Roy Alston: I thought the Marines would get it out of my system.
Bo Richards: All you're going to get out of the Marines is a bad haircut.
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Connections

References The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Clean The Dirt
Performed by Tex & The Horseheads (as Tex and the Horseheads)
Composed by Mike Martt
Published by Bug Music/Amgine Music, and Funeral Publishing (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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brutal; honest; sad; great
24 November 2006 | by voumeguySee all my reviews

Penelope Spheeris received kudos as director of "Wayne's World." I know that flick was funny as hell and made gobs of green, but "The Boys Next Door" is one of her best. This film combines her earlier efforts, particularly "The Decline of Western Civilization" and "Suburbia," into a nihilistic tale of two guys that ultimately realize that everything has its price. Sheen and Caulfield are very convincing as friends. When they first arrive in L.A. and stop at a gas station, Caulfield steals the show by brutally beating the gas station employee and justifying his actions to Sheen by basically saying: it happened, you can turn me in, you can come with me; let's see what the night turns up?


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