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The 'Burbs

101 min
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
IMDB rate:
Joe Dante
1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 1989-02-17
Filming Locations: Colonial Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $11,100,000 (USA)AUD 19,467 (Australia)
Gross: $36,602,000 (USA)AUD 1,408,123 (Australia)
Courtney Gains
Courtney Gains
The 'Burbs
Dana Olsen
Dana Olsen
The 'Burbs
Tom Hanks
Ray Peterson
Bruce Dern
Lt. 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
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
Billy Stevenson
Ricky's Friend
Gary Hays
Ricky's Friend
Kevin Gage
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)
Tracy Newman
Voice-over actor (voice)
Lynne Marie Stewart
Voice-over actor (voice) (as Lynne Stewart)
Arnold F. Turner
Voice-over actor (voice) (as Arnold Turner)
Gigi Vorgan
Voice-over actor (voice)
Poodle (uncredited)
Carey Scott
Ricky's Friend
Did you know?
At about the fifty minute mark, Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is seen reading a book about demonology by Julian Karswell. Karswell is the villain in the 1957 film Curse of the Demon (1957). The name of the book (fictitious) is "The Theory and Practice of Demonology".
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Although the panning at the beginning of the film probably depicts the film as taking place in the Des Moines Iowa area, several references, including the Illinois license plates on the garbage truck, place this film in the Chicago area
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The name of the address of the suburban cul-de-sac was "Mayfield Place".
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Walter rides home in a car with Illinois plates. One scene shows mountains in the background. Before the end credits, the camera zooms out on a map placing them near Des Moines, Iowa.
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Walter rides home in a car with different license plates on the front and the back.
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During Ray's dream, Ruben Klopek yells 'Mind your own business' in his foreign accent. Ray has never even met him before so would therefore have no idea at all what his voice sounds like.
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Ray Peterson: I've been blown up, take me to the hospital.
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Art: I'm tellin' ya, officer, there's a body buried in that house.
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Ricky Butler: Ya know, did you ever see the movie, "The Sentinel", Mr. Peterson? It's about the old guy who owned the apartment, which is kind of like the, uh, gateway to Hell?
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What are the differences between the British PG Version and the Uncut Version?
The British PG Version misses out several scenes showing Ray watching several horror movies in television. These cuts were waived for the BBFC 12 DVD release of the movie. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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