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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>

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Every year at the landmark Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California, this film is screened as part of the park's free summer movie series. Beach goers may bring outdoor furniture and supplies to watch after sunset. Many features of the town shown can still be recognized, most notably the rides and games of the Boardwalk itself. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when the Vampires come back to get revenge they never asked for permission to enter the home the way MAX did. All Vampires must get permission from the head of the house to enter.

The movie never states that vampires need permission to enter the house. Max tells Sam and the Frog Brothers later on that inviting a vampire into their home leaves them powerless. That's why none of the tricks they tried during the spaghetti dinner worked to reveal Max as a vampire. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Frog: I think I should warn you all, when a vampire bites it, it's never a pretty sight. No two bloodsuckers go the same way. Some yell and scream, some go quietly, some explode, some implode, but all will try to take you with them.
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Connections

Referenced in I Am Legend (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Power Play
Written by B.A. Robertson (as Brian A. Robertson) and Phil Pickett
Performed by Eddie and The Tide
Produced by B.A. Robertson (as B. A. Robertson)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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one of the best vampire movies
28 December 2002 | by CamaroLuvNgal84See all my reviews

"The Lost Boys" is a great vampire movie. It isn't cliched like most vampire movies and it has a good story line. I like the fact that the vampires look like normal people until they attack and that's when they actually look like vampires (which freaked me out). Kiefer Sutherland was good in this movie. He was very creepy. Jason Patric also good and some nice eye candy too. The two Coreys were just cute and entertaining at trying to act tough. Well, I thought this was a very good vampire movie and it was actually watchable! I think most vampire movies these days are just plain stupid, over cliched, and just totally unwatchable. But I liked this one! It gave me chills and kept me on the edge of my seat. Well, thanks for reading my review! Bye!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1987 (USA) 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:

$32,302,949
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Company Credits

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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