The 'BurbsDirector: Joe Dante, Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Ward and June Cleaver have nothing on suburban couple Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. Together with their perfect son, Hanks and Fisher are so clean that they squeak. Thus, when new neighbors Henry Gibson, Brother Theodore and Courtney Gains begin evincing bizarre behavior, Hanks is slightly put out. Fisher thinks that Hanks is getting all worked up over nothing. After Hanks and his fellow suburbanites have endured all sorts of slapstick misadventures in the vain hope of getting "the goods" on the newcomers, we're inclined to agree with Fisher. Please note, however, that The 'Burbs is directed by Joe Dante, the same man who brought you Gremlins. It ain't over until the fat lady sings-and what matter if that fat lady is skinny Tom Hanks?
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- Universal Studios
Cast & Crew
|Tom Hanks||Ray Peterson|
|Bruce Dern||Mark Rumsfield|
|Carrie Fisher||Carol Peterson|
|Rick Ducommun||Art Weingartner|
|Corey Feldman||Ricky Butler|
|Master Henry Gibson||Dr. Werner Klopek|
|Wendy Schaal||Bonnie Rumsfield|
|Courtney Gains||Hans Klopek|
|Brother Theodore||Uncle Reuben Klopek|
|Cory Danziger||Dave Peterson|
|Heather Haase||Ricky's Girl Friend|
|Nicky Katt||Steve Kuntz|
|Bill Stevenson||Ricky's Friend|
|Gary Hays||Ricky's Friend|
|Brenda Benner||Walter's Daughter|
|Patrika Darbo||Art's Wife|
|John Anderson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Judy Cammer||Set Decoration/Design|
|Erin Cummins||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|Warren Hamilton||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Charles L. Hughes||Art Director|
|Michael Johnson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Pat Kehoe||Associate Producer|
|Rosanna Norton||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ken Pepiot||Special Effects|
|James Spencer||Production Designer|
|Robert M. Stevens||Cinematographer|
|James Tocci||Set Decoration/Design|
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We love this movie. Our family has watched it many times over the years, and we still enjoy it. Great cast, enjoyable all around. If you just want to sit back and enjoy a movie that isn't full of sexual content or superhero feats, then The 'Burbs is for you.
The 'Burbs is one of the funniest movies ever made. It's DVD release is definitely worth the money. Not only does it feature an alternate ending to the movie, but it features production notes, cast and crew bios, and the original theatrical trailer which features snippets of scenes that were cut from the movie. Check out the internet movie database, www.imdb.com/search to find out what these deleted scenes are and what alternate ending the DVD has as an extra. It's a great movie, and a great DVD buy.
This is a favorite. Quirky and stylized, the film ranges from over-the-top to subtle. Perfectly cast, it's a comedic romp where the leads are almost as fiendish as the adversaries. It never did much box office, but it's now almost a cult pick.
This movie is a typical Tom Hanks vehicle. It is hilariously funny and so typical about gossip between neighbors. Things get completely out of hand and everything snowballs, until the very end when you realize that their interference was justified!
Even though Corey Feldman is in this movie, it is one of my favorites. It's just an intelligent comedy one can watch over and over. Sadly, it's very underrated.
the way these neighbors dont give up in determining their neighbors are spooky is hillarias.I laughed till I cried.
this movie is my all tiome favorite, this a laugh out loud movie. completely hillarious, the best,
Quite simply the most entertaining comedy ever! There are so many little ''throw away'' funny lines that you have to watch it hundreds of times to fully appreciate it. (E.g. Carol: ''Why don't you stop this before somebody falls off a roof or gets themselves electrocuted or something?'') Visual comedy (Art eating the dogfood, Rumsfield's fall off the roof, Art getting electrocuted, the spike from the roof going through the Klopek's car...)are superb, and the dramatic ending... Wonderful. To quote Ricky's ending line... ''Man, I love this neighborhood!''
Art, Mark, and Ray step up to the plate instead of calling the police on their ''dream'' (nightmare) neighbors....Sardines, pretzels, and upside-down brownies may become your favorite snacks once you've viewed this hoot enough times. Just don't leave your toupee on the stove, ok?
This is my all-time favorite movie. It has so many subtle jokes going on all of the time that you have to stay on your toes not to miss them. If you like offbeat humor, this is a great way to spend some time.