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
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Rob Ahrens was to play Dave Peterson, but had to back out due to prior engagements. See more »
When the Klopec's house explodes, the manner in which it explodes reveals that it is only a shell, a facade, barely holding together just to make the explosion look more dramatic. See more »
I'm not going to listen to this, I'm not going to hear this now.
Ray! Ray! You're chanting!
[points to book]
Ray. Ray, look.
Ray, unconscious chanting! You're chanting!
[continues chanting with fingers in ears]
I want to kill everyone. Satan is good. Satan is our pal.
Ray. Ray, you're chanting! Hey, once they
[points to book]
get in here...
[points to Ray's head]
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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.
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