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The Boys Next Door (1985)

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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Caulfield ... Roy Alston
Charlie Sheen ... Bo Richards
Patti D'Arbanville ... Angie
Christopher McDonald ... Detective Mark Woods
Hank Garrett ... Detective Ed Hanley
Paul C. Dancer Paul C. Dancer ... Chris
Richard Pachorek Richard Pachorek ... Boyfriend
Lesa Lee Lesa Lee ... Girlfriend
Kenneth Cortland Kenneth Cortland ... Dwayne
Moon Unit Zappa ... Nancy
Dawn Schneider Dawn Schneider ... Bonnie
Kurt Christian ... Shakir
Don Draper Don Draper ... Mr. Heaton
Blackie Dammett ... Bartender
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Gutfield
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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Taglines:

They're trapped...They don't fit in...What happens when there's no way out? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Maxwell Caulfield channeled a lot of latent anger and frustration in his role as he had been unable to land another job in the two years since the failure of Grease 2 (1982). See more »

Quotes

Bo Richards: Excuse me, where's the action around here?
Angie: Action? There is no action around here, this is L.A.
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Connections

References An Unnatural Act (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard & Cold
Performed by Great White
Composed by Great White
Published by White Fox Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Aegean Records
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disturbing and funny
11 January 2006 | by rogerebertisfatSee all my reviews

First off, don't listen to the comments by the moron from Pleasant Valley, New Mexico. Maxwell Caulfield couldn't possibly be doing his version of "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" since "The Boys Next Door" came out BEFORE it. In fact, since "The Boys Next Door" came out in 1985, it's pretty safe to say that "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" (which came out in 1986) borrowed from it, not the other way around. Regardless, this movie has a great soundtrack and really funny dialogue ("Two Blacks and a Mexican.") Scenes so outrageous that they're actually funny (gas station beating). Now, while it's not the greatest film in existence, the fact that the (life- like) violence in the movie could really happen (and sad to say, similarly HAS really happened before), make this movie better than a lot of movies out today. The acting is pretty good, especially Maxwell Caulfield (probably his best performance). I'd recommend this movie to anyone, especially if you grew up in the '80s. People who don't like it are usually over-analyzing it a bit too much. Too many people are looking for "social commentary" when watching movies. They usually end up not liking many films. They forget the simplest thing: movies are made to entertain, bottom line.


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