1989 – The ‘Burbs

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Dana Olsen
Produced by: Larry Brezner
Production year: 1988
Original release: February 17, 1989 (USA)
Running time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Other cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern
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Settling in for some time off in his suburban home, Ray Peterson’s (Tom Hanks) vacation becomes a horror when the Klopeks, a suspiciously odd family, move in down the block. Enlisting the aid of his paranoid buddy, Art (Rick Ducommun), and his militia-man neighbor, Rumsfield (Bruce Dern), Ray sends his son and wife (Carrie Fisher) away on a trip while he investigates the Klopeks. When a neighbor disappears, Ray and his cohorts risk their lives to save their cul-de-sac from the clutches of evil.