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In a neighborhood, a family named the Klopeks move into a old house and act very unusual. Everyone nearby is concerned why these people are acting strange and the people have never seen them before. Plus, no one has greeted them for the month they've moved in there. Then 3 people group up to see if they can figure out what is really going on with the Klopeks.
A comedy about one nice guy who gets pushed too far.
Also Known As:
Life in the Burbs
Title: Burbs, The
Release Date: February 17, 1989
Runtime: 101 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: PG
Tom Hanks ...Ray Peterson
Bruce Dern ...Mark Rumsfield
Carrie Fisher ...Carol Peterson
Rick Ducommun ...Art Weingartner
Corey Feldman ...Ricky Butler
Wendy Schaal ...Bonnie Rumsfield
Henry Gibson ...Dr. Werner Klopek
Brother Theodore ...Uncle Reuben Klopek
Courtney Gains ...Hans Klopek
Gale Gordon ...Walter Seznick
Dick Miller ...Vic, Garbageman #1
Robert Picardo ...Joe, Garbageman #2
Cory Danziger ...Dave Peterson
Franklyn Ajaye ...Detective #1
Rance Howard ...Detective #2
Heather Haase ...Ricky's Girlfriend
Nicky Katt ...Steve Kuntz (as Nick Katt)
Bill Stevenson ...Ricky's Friend
Gary Hays ...Ricky's Friend
Kevin Gage ...Cop
Dana Olsen ...Cop
Brenda Benner ...Walter's Daughter
Patrika Darbo ...Suzanne Weingartner
Sonny Carl Davis ...Voice-over actor (voice) (as Sonny Davis)
Moosie Drier ...Voice-over actor (voice)
Leigh French ...Voice-over actor (voice)
Archie Hahn ...Voice-over actor (voice)
Billy Jayne ...Voice-over actor (voice) (as Billy Jacoby)
Phyllis Katz ...Voice-over actor (voice)
Jeffrey Kramer ...Voice-over actor (voice)
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"QUESTA O QUELLA"
"LOCKED IN A CAGE"
"MAKE SOME NOISE"
More Movie Taglines:
- A comedy about one nice guy who gets pushed too far.
- He's a man of peace in a savage land... Suburbia.
- He's a stranger in an even stranger land... Suburbia
- Life In The Burbs Will Never Be The Same Again!
- Ray Peterson: Remember what you were saying about people in the 'burbs, Art, people like Skip, people who mow their lawn for the 800th time, and then SNAP? WELL, THAT'S US. IT'S NOT THEM, THAT'S US. WE'RE the ones who are vaulting over the fences, and peeking in through people's windows. We're the ones who are THROWING GARBAGE IN THE STREET, AND LIGHTING FIRES. WE'RE THE ONES WHO ARE ACTING SUSPICIOUS AND PARANOID, ART. WE'RE THE LUNATICS. US. IT'S NOT THEM. It's us. Art Wiengartner: [after a pause] I don't know what to say... What, do you want me to move?
- When Ray and Art break into Walter's house, a picture of Walter and (Gale Gordon) Lucille Ball is on the table. Ball and Gordon co-starred in the 1948 radio show "My Favorite Husband" and TV's "The Lucy Show" (1962), "Here's Lucy" (1968), and "Life with Lucy" (1986).
The Klopeks named the dog "Landru", probably after Henri Landru, a notorious French serial killer.
Early in the movie, when Cory Danziger is eating breakfast, a box of Gremlins cereal can be seen on the kitchen counter in the background. Director Joe Dante also directed Gremlins (1984) and Corey Feldman was in Gremlins (1984).
In the Klopek basement there is a sled with the name Rosebud - a reference to Citizen Kane (1941).
Prop master Mark Jameson was charged with making fake dog poop when the actors complained that they didn't want to step in the real thing. He made a mixture of canned dog food, bean dip, and other items. It was loaded into caulking tubes and squeezed out where needed.
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