This story takes place in a typical American neighborhood, when some new neighbors come to live in the house next to Ray Peterson. These new people are really strange; nobody has ever seen them, their house is a real mess, and during the night you can hear weird noises from their basement. The only thing they know is their name: Klopeks. One day Walter (an old man of the neighborhood) suddenly disappears and everyone starts to suspect the Klopeks...Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
During filming, the Universal tour of the backlot was still taking place. The trolley that would take the tourist to see the sets would drive so slow that most of the cast and crew and especially Wendy Schaal literally had to race on ahead before it got to the narrower streets to make it onto the set for filming almost daily. See more »
Walter rides home in a car with Illinois plates. One scene shows mountains in the background. Before the end credits, the camera zooms out on a map placing them near Des Moines, Iowa. See more »
Hey, hey, hey. Who the heck ordered the blood shake? Hey, Ray, it's not Skip. It's me, Art. I'm just pretending to be Skip. Say, you didn't happen to see an ice pick around here, did you?
See more »
At the end of the Universal Studios logo, the camera zooms into Earth and to where the film takes place. At the end of the film, the effect is played in reverse. See more »
This is a great example of what Tom Hanks was doing in his former career of a comedic actor, before he returned to serious acting.
The story follows three incredibly nosey suburbanites, spying on their new neighbours the Klopek's as they expect them to be murderers.
Winning performances all round, but especially from Hanks. He is well supported by the likes of Carrie Fisher, as his wife, and ex-army man Bruce Dern, with Henry Gibson giving his usual solid performance.
A greatly funny movie which leaves you wondering why Hanks ever turned his back on comedy.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this