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The Lost Boys (1987)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 31 July 1987 (USA)
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jan Fischer (story) (as Janice Fischer), James Jeremias (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... Michael
Corey Haim ... Sam
Dianne Wiest ... Lucy
Barnard Hughes ... Grandpa
Edward Herrmann ... Max (as Ed Herrmann)
Kiefer Sutherland ... David
Jami Gertz ... Star
Corey Feldman ... Edgar Frog
Jamison Newlander Jamison Newlander ... Alan Frog
Brooke McCarter ... Paul
Billy Wirth ... Dwayne
Alex Winter ... Marko (as Alexander Winter)
Chance Michael Corbitt ... Laddie
Alexander Bacan Chapman ... Greg (as Alexander Bacon Chapman)
Nori Morgan ... Shelly
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Storyline

A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lost Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,236,318, 2 August 1987

Gross USA:

$32,222,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,222,567
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in only three weeks. See more »

Goofs

Just before Michael has his first Vampiric episode, he opens the pouring spout only on the carton of milk with Laddie's picture. Struck by sudden pain, he falls to his knees in front of the refrigerator and spills it. It lands fully open and facing more or less toward the fridge. When Lucy enters the kitchen and discovers the carton later, it's back to pouring spout only and facing directly toward the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Michael Emerson: I can't beat your bike.
David: You don't have to beat me, Michael. You just have to try and keep up.
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Connections

Referenced in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Beauty Has Her Way
Written by David Banks and Paul Brook
Performed by Mummy Calls
Courtesy of Geffen Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

What THESE guys would have done to Captain Hook!
29 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

OK everyone agrees THE LOST BOYS was way ahead of its time. Dead set right! In essence it hasn't aged at all, only the fashions! By far Corey Haim's best flick, Cory Feldham's too, although I rather liked TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (The original, that is)

Schumacher's concept of placing the vampire myth in sleepyville USA was commendable, it really worked. Sutherland took his role in both teeth and gave us a stylish vampire-on-a-Harley with Jami Gertz in tow. God does SHE look young here compared to her role as Bill Paxton's neurotic fiancee in TWISTER?)

Absolutely outstanding soundtrack that my kids have totally worn out the last decade or so. As a family we have probably watched THE LOST BOYS more than any other film. Everything gels, gr8 fx and, given the subject matter, a literate script.

Deserving of the relatively high rating it has received here. WE have the same problem here in Castle Hill, WAY too many damn vampires!


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