The 'Burbs
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1989
Director: Joe Dante
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-360015
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: May 24, 2016
Collection type: Owned (#4473)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 29, 2016
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Tom Hanks portrays suburbanite Ray Peterson, whose plans for a peaceful vacation are disturbed by a creepy new family on the block, in this outrageous suspense-comedy directed by Joe Dante.

To the disappointment of his wife Carol (Carrie Fisher), Ray decides to spend a relaxing week at home, and soon gets into trouble with his neighbors - a hefty busybody (Rick Ducommun), a freaked-out ex-soldier (Bruce Dern), and a spacey teenager (Corey Feldman) - as they observe the strange happenings next door at the Klopek's bizarre residence.

When the neighborhood grouch suddenly disappears, the men are convinced the ramshackle house hides some hideous clues. Armed with assault rifles, high-powered binoculars and a shovel, they decide to see for themselves exactly what is going on in the Klopek place, Set in an average neighborhood that is anything but average, THE 'BURBS blends slapstick comedy and spine-thrilling mystery with the type of witty humor that has made Tom Hanks one of today's most popular stars.
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Genres
Comedy
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Imagine Entertainment
 • Rollins-Morra-Brezner Productions
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Entertainment
Audio format
 
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
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Crew
Direction
Joe Dante....Director
Writing
Dana Olsen....Writer
Production
Michael Finnell....Producer
Larry Brezner....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Stevens....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marshall Harvey....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Sound
George Simpson....Supervising Sound Editor
Michael J. Benavente....Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton, Jr.....Sound Editor
Ken King....Production Sound Mixer
Michael Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Bourgeois....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rosanna Norton....Costume Designer
James Spencer....Production Designer
Charles L. Hughes....Art Director
Ken Pepiot....Visual Effects
Eric H. Sandberg....Costume Designer
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell....Costume Designer
Michael Germain....Make-up Artist
Daniel C. Striepeke....Make-up Artist
VFX of Opening Sequence by Industrial Light & Magic
Michael Owens....Visual Effects
William George....Art Director
Cast
Tom Hanks....Ray Peterson
Bruce Dern....Mark Rumsfield
Carrie Fisher....Carol Peterson
Rick Ducommun....Art Winegarten
Corey Feldman....Ricky Butler
Wendy Schaal....Bonnie Rumsfield
Henry Gibson....Doctor Werner Klopek
Brother Theodore....Uncle Reuben Klopek
Courtney Gains....Hans Klopek
Gale Gordon....Walter
Dick Miller....Garbageman
Robert Picardo....Garbageman
Cory Danziger....Dave Peterson
Franklyn Ajaye....Detective
Rance Howard....Detective
Heather Haase....Ricky's Girlfriend
Nicky Katt....Steve Kuntz
Bill Stevenson....Ricky's Friend
Gary Hays....Ricky's Friend
Kevin Gage....Cop
Dana Olsen....Cop
Brenda Benner....Walter's Daughter
Patrika Darbo....Art's Wife
Carey Scott....Ricky's Friend (uncredited)