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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael
... Sam
... Lucy
... Grandpa
... Max (as Ed Herrmann)
... David
... Star
... Edgar Frog
... Alan Frog
... Paul
... Dwayne
... 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 »

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Comedy | Horror

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Génération perdue  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,200,000, 2 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,222,567
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in Santa Cruz, CA. Santa Cruz in Spanish means "Holy Cross," which is an interesting connection given the vampire subject matter and their vulnerability to crucifixes. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is closing a window in the kitchen preparing for the vampire attack near the end, there's a crew person reflected in the cabinet glass to Michael's left. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Grandpa: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Got No Home
Written by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (as Clarence Henry)
Performed by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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What THESE guys would have done to Captain Hook!
29 March 2002 | by See 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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