The 'burbs1989

| Gallery | Quotes
The 'burbs
Directed by:
Joe Dante

"The 'burbs" (also known as "Meine teuflischen Nachbarn", "Life in the Burbs", "Erba del vicino, L'") is a Comedy/Horror film directed by Joe Dante, released in the USA on February 17 of 1989 . Tom Hanks and Bruce Dern are starring, alongside Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman and Wendy Schaal.

He's a man of peace in a savage land... Suburbia.

Who directed "The 'burbs":

The 'burbs was directed by Joe Dante, an American director, actor, producer, and writer.

Before directing The 'burbs, Joe Dante had directed Amazon Women on the Moon, released in 1987, Innerspace (1987), Explorers (1985), Gremlins (1984), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), and The Howling (1981). Since, he directed Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990, Matinee (1993), Small Soldiers (1998), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), The Hole (2009).

When was "The 'burbs" released:

The 'burbs was initally released in the United States on Friday, February 17, 1989. Also released on Friday, February 17, 1989 have been Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (dir. Stephen Herek), True Believer (dir. Joseph Ruben), and Paperhouse (dir. Bernard Rose). This was thirty (30) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, June 29, 1989 in Germany; Thursday, June 15, 1989 in Australia and on Saturday, July 29, 1989 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The 'burbs":

At the casting of The 'burbs we find Tom Hanks, previously seen in Punchline (1988) and Big (1988); Bruce Dern (1969 (1988), The Big Town (1987)); Carrie Fisher (Appointment with Death (1988), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)) [ more... ]

  • Heather Haase and Rick Ducommun, Henry Gibson also appeared together in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990.
  • Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher can also be seen in The Man with One Red Shoe, released in 1985.
  • Wendy Schaal and Henry Gibson can be seen in Innerspace, released in 1987.
  • Henry Gibson and Kevin Gage can also be seen in Big Stan, released in 2007.

What is the Storyline of "The 'burbs":

On Mayfield Place, a quiet cul-de-sac in the fictional suburban town of Hinkley Hills, Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is attempting to learn more about his mysterious new next-door neighbors, the Klopeks.

One evening, Ray and Art Weingartner (Rick Ducommun), the Petersons' other next-door neighbor, spy on the Klopeks with veteran Lt. Mark Rumsfield (Bruce Dern). The three watch Hans Klopek (Courtney Gains) drive his dilapidated car from the garage to the curb, then pull a large, heavy garbage bag from the [...]

Message board

No message has yet been posted about The 'burbs.

Start a Topic



Theatrical release posterTheatrical release poster

Resources: Imagine Entertainment, Wikipedia and contributions from movie fans. Anyone can submit additionnal information and corrections, you can post a message into the forum, or you can contact me by e-mail. Information and materials are submitted by users and thus may not always contain up-to-date and correct information, so do not hesite to report mistakes, and submit corrections.Thank you!. Direct editing is no longer available, sorry.

  • Due to health issues, this site has been maintained on and off during the last few years. Some information is outdated, and I am trying to fix things progressively. Thank you in advance for your indulgence -The Webmaster-
  • Messages posted at this site are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. In no way will be liable or responsible for their content. If you believe something is inappropriate please do not hesitate to report it.
  • Information available at this site are based on the contributions submitted movie fans (visitors, registered members). I cannot guarantee the validity, accuracy or reliability of the information found here. If there are mistakes, or outdated information, I truly apologize. You can use the contact form to submit additional information. Thank you!