icon Film Profile: The 'Burbs - (1989)
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6.5/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"He's a man of peace in a savage land... Suburbia."


  • Director: Joe Dante
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
  • Studio: Imagine Entertainment
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 115 Mins

When the Klopeks move into a run-down house in an otherwise spick-and-span suburb, Tom Hanks - playing a one-man neighbourhood watch scheme - starts to fret and frown. Just what are the Klopeks up to, digging in the garden and making all those clanking noises at night? They're so creepy, they may well be related to the Addams family. This light-hearted and often very funny comedy is an askew parable about small-town America, with Hanks as the ultimate conformist surrounded by weirdos. Director Joe Dante, who made Gremlins, excels at this sort of thing and delivers an intriguing picture, even though it threatens to stray into David Lynch territory but ultimately cops out. Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher offer fine support to the affable Hanks.
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Cast List:
Ray Peterson : Tom Hanks
Mark Rumsfield : Bruce Dern
Carol Peterson : Carrie Fisher
Art Weingartner : Rick Ducommun
Ricky Butler : Corey Feldman
Bonnie Rumsfield : Wendy Schaal
Walter : Gale Gordon
Dr Werner Klopek : Henry Gibson
Uncle Reuben Klopek : Brother Theodore
Hans Klopek : Courtney Gains
Garbageman : Dick Miller
Garbageman : Robert Picardo
Dave Peterson : Cory Danziger
Detective : Franklyn Ajaye
Detective : Rance Howard
Ricky's girlfriend : Heather Haase
Steve Kuntz : Nick Katt
Ricky's friend : Bill Stevenson
Ricky's friend : Gary Hays
Cop : Kevin Gage
Cop : Dana Olsen
Walter's daughter : Brenda Benner
Art's wife : Darbo Patrika

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