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Neighbors (1981)

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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writers:

Thomas Berger (novel), Larry Gelbart (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Belushi ... Earl Keese
Kathryn Walker ... Enid Keese
Cathy Moriarty ... Ramona
Dan Aykroyd ... Vic
Igors Gavon Igors Gavon ... Chic
Dru-Ann Chuckran Dru-Ann Chuckran ... Chic's Wife
Tim Kazurinsky ... Pa Greavy
Tino Insana ... Perry Greavy
P.L. Brown ... Police Officer #1
Henry Judd Baker ... Police Officer #2
Lauren-Marie Taylor ... Elaine Keese
Sherman G. Lloyd Sherman G. Lloyd ... Fireman #1 (DOC) (as Sherman Lloyd)
Bert Kittel Bert Kittel ... Fireman #2
J.B. Friend J.B. Friend ... Additional Fireman
Bernie Friedman Bernie Friedman ... Additional Fireman
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Storyline

One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice street. As more and more unbelievable events unfold, our hero starts to question his own sanity... and those of his family. Written by Brad Jackson

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Taglines:

Lock the doors... here come the Neighbors See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

John Belushi was originally cast in the role of Vic and Dan Aykroyd in the role of Earl. The two decided to switch roles just prior to filming the movie. As such, Belushi and Aykroyd starred in this movie acting against type, loud-mouthed Belushi played a quiet character whilst the meeker Aykroyd played an over-the-top character. See more »

Goofs

After Vic's dog Baby is heard barking in Enid and Earl's bedroom, we never hear or see the dog again, even after Vic, Ramona and Earl leave Bird Street. See more »

Quotes

Vic: In light of Earl's feelings, I think it would be best if we left.
Enid Keese: Oh, no, no. Sit down, sit down. Let's finish this magnificent meal. Don't worry about Earl. He'll get over his feelings.
Vic: He spurned my sauce!
Enid Keese: No, he loves your sauce. He's just jealous, he can't cook.
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Alternate Versions

The movie's original cut had a very dark ending with Earl getting killed, but the studio re-edited the film with a happy ending with Earl leaving home and joining Vic and Ramona on their adventures. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Luther Vandross (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Stayin' Alive
Written and Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc.
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Definitely not fit for mass consumption
6 December 2004 | by mindsetsailSee all my reviews

not a mainstream comedy by any means This movie fails on nearly every front but has 2 things going for it, the cast, its an almost forgotten piece of Ackroyd and Belushi in their prime, secondly its off kilter pace and atmosphere, these alone are enough to give it a place in my collection.

If your not into either of the above then give this a wide berth as its sure to disappoint. apparently the film had a difficult gestation and this seems plausible as its very inconsistent and aimless at times, shifting gear unexpectedly. an eclectic and patchy dark comedy it should suit die hard fans who want to see more of A&B


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

18 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die verrückten Nachbarn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,481,386, 20 December 1981

Gross USA:

$29,916,207

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,916,207
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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