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Oct 10th, 2010 02:32 AM
Shadowdancer21b I love this movie. Anyone else notice the Klopek theme is very similar to the wrestler Kane's old entrance music?
Apr 2nd, 2010 03:37 PM
Scooter Atreides One of my personal favorites.

Notice how this film seems to be a swan song for a lot of the actors:

You've got Tom Hanks just before the start of his Serious Actor phase, Carrie Fisher at the tail end of her hotness, Corey Feldman's last role in a movie more than 12 people saw, Wendy Schaal right before most of the universe forgot she existed, and, though I haven't looked this up, probably Gale Gordon's last film prior to shuffling off this mortal coil.
Jan 26th, 2010 04:25 PM
Jauly OMG, nobody here noticed the resemblance to Maniac Mansion?? Hans reminds me somehow of Weird Ed, and as "the doctor" shows up from the cellar, he looks like Dr. Fred Edison :D
Love them both, the Klopeks & The Edisons!
Aug 30th, 2009 01:23 PM
FELDMAN<3 corey feldman is so cute in this movie!!!
Dec 21st, 2008 11:30 PM
captain516 Did anyone else spot that the Klopeks have Rosebud in their basement?
May 21st, 2008 11:29 AM
ricobico Great article.
My favorite lines:

"What you got in the cellar, HAIR Klopek!?!"

"There go the goddamn brownies!"
May 16th, 2008 01:13 PM
briny bill comeon rueben was the best part
Mar 19th, 2008 03:36 PM
artattack One of my all-time favorite movies from the 80's.

Love it when Rumsfield is at the Klopeks house and starts pulling the wallpaper from the wall.
Mar 11th, 2008 06:12 PM
Tanuki Kinda disturbed...but I must go find this movie now.
Mar 8th, 2008 03:36 AM
Slobulus This movie was king!
Mar 8th, 2008 01:53 AM
Captain B O'Hare I read this and it made me join the site, Watch the DVD and start spying on my neighbors. That has to be one of the best things I have read in a while.
Feb 11th, 2008 10:28 PM
BurntToShreds Damn, now I need to buy this. The ending was one of my favorites in film history.
Feb 11th, 2008 12:23 PM
strangejosh love this film. wish they made more films like this, but i guess the era is over.
Feb 10th, 2008 05:01 AM
Captain PirateFace I agree with Sakura....

Do "The Miracle Mile" next.... Pure 80's Joy!

and "Night of the Comet"
Feb 9th, 2008 11:11 PM
sakura HOLY CRAP

this site never ceases to amaze me on how you guys' taste in film is so uncannily similar to my own. I've had the 'Burbs on my myspace faves list forever now, and every person i talk to has absolutely no clue what the hell these movies are.

So since once AGAIN you've mirrored my joy, here's some other titles I'd like to see a review on (or I'd gladly do myself):

The Miracle Mile

...just to name a few. Or I'll gladly accept paypal for anyone who says at least one of these doesn't have a review already in the making
Feb 9th, 2008 03:20 PM
Originally Posted by NightProwler View Post
Fantastic article. I absolutely love this movie. You did not mention it,so I am assuming you are unaware(but I doubt it) that "Hans Klopec"(Courtney Gains) was also "Malachai" in "Children of the corn". Another 80's classic.
Damn it, I've been told that a million times, but every time I see The 'Burbs, I never seem to remember that he was Malachai. "Outlander! Outlander!" Definitely a good call man... maybe I'll actually remember it next time I see The 'Burbs and think to myself, "Boy, that Hans is one weird dude."
Feb 9th, 2008 11:52 AM
Ruinne *Sigh* "Didn't ch. 11 or something show this movie every other month back when there was always something entertaining to watch on T.V like almost everyday? Man T.V sucks now. I can't remember the last time I saw this movie. "
Feb 9th, 2008 11:25 AM
Badgers ate my FaCe I'm going to buy this on DVD today. Thank you for reminding me that this is still a classic flick. This is "Mr. Oscar WW2" Tom Hanks at his pre-Gump best, and you get a side of Princess Leia and Henry Gibson, to boot! Toss in a take-out order for Cory Feldman and you've got yourself a classic.
Feb 9th, 2008 03:58 AM
NightProwler Fantastic article. I absolutely love this movie. You did not mention it,so I am assuming you are unaware(but I doubt it) that "Hans Klopec"(Courtney Gains) was also "Malachai" in "Children of the corn". Another 80's classic.
Feb 9th, 2008 03:08 AM
Überguy It seems like most gifted comedy actors either decide to change genres (Hanks, Willis, etc.) or they cling to comedy and end up with dying careers and LAME movies. (Murphy, Steve Martin, etc.)
Feb 9th, 2008 01:48 AM
Captain PirateFace Best part is when Art is in Camo and Ray and him are talking as they kind of semi ignore the dog as he keeps bringing up a human bone and Art keeps throwing it... until they both realize what they have and Art say's "Ray, This is Walter"....

que overly long and damn comical scream ended abruptly by a Klopek in walking slowly behind the fence...

laughing just thinking about it.

I may be pushing it but I rocked to "Joe Versus The Volcano" too.
Feb 8th, 2008 09:00 PM
neoboman The part near the end where Tom Hanks is like "I'm sick! Take me to the hospital!" and then lays on the gurney, stands back up, throws it in the back of the ambulance and gets back on it is one of my favorite moments in cinematic history.
Feb 8th, 2008 06:35 PM
Tetsu Deinonychus I love this movie too.

The "Pizza Dude" and "Satan is our pal" are my favourite lines.

What's great about this movie is that everyone knows people like this.
Feb 8th, 2008 05:16 PM
incognit000 I think the inspiration for Rumsfield used to live down the block from me.

That, or men like that were installed in every suburb to stop terrorism.
Feb 8th, 2008 05:08 PM
Mockery I remember.

Joe Versus The Volcano is still one of my all-time favorites and it's EXTREMELY underrated.

The Money Pit is another great one. It kills me in the scene when he gets stuck in the floor and the scene when he laughs like a madman because the tub fell through the floor. Those two scenes had me in tears I was laughing so hard the first time I saw 'em.
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