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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Before Jerry Goldsmith took on the assignment of scoring the film, director Joe Dante had momentarily considered the late Oscar winner Georges Delerue to write the score for the film but he personally didn't think "he would score a picture such as this one". The film would mark at the time, the fourth collaboration between Goldsmith and Dante who would go on to collaborate together four more times with ultimately Dante's Looney Tunes Back In Action as the final film he would score for the director as well his last before his untimely passing in 2004 due to cancer. See more »
During and after the scene with the bees, Walter walks towards his door three times. See more »
Wanna' sit down and watch a movie that doesn't take itself seriously and stars Tom Hanks? Here ya' go!
The basic plot to this not-quite-funny comedy is that a group of suburbanites think that a family of creepy new neighbors are actually sick killers who offed another neighbor. They go through all sorts of adventures and situations, trying to get to the bottom of the mystery that, it seems, only exists within their minds.
Who cares if the ending is cliche? Well, I do, but not in a movie like this where there is no underlying meaning or message and is just in existence to have a little bit of fun. Which is, by the way, what you'll have: a little bit of fun.
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