The Boys Next Door (1985)

The Boys Next Door (1985)

Taglines: Young. Handsome. Desirable. Deadly.

Roy Alston (Maxwell Caulfield) and Bo Richards (Charlie Sheen) are two outcasts of their high school community. Bo receives $200 as a graduation gift from his grandparents. Facing a lifetime of working blue-collar factory jobs, the boys spontaneously decide to use the money to go on a vacation to Los Angeles.

During the drive to Los Angeles, Bo and Roy rob a gas station and beat the attendant with a crowbar. The next day, the boys go to a beach boardwalk, where Roy throws an empty beer bottle in the air and it hits an elderly woman on the forehead. Three young women see this, and chase Bo and Roy to the parking lot. The women yell at the boys and damage their car.

Enraged, Roy starts the car and drives around in circles in the parking lot with the woman still on the hood. After several loops, Roy throws the car into reverse, throwing one of the women from the hood of the car. After the incident, one of the women finds Bo and Roy’s dog, Boner the Barbarian, and reads his dogtag, which leads to speculation of where Bo and Roy are from.

During a visit to La Brea Tar Pits, Bo expresses his wish that the world could just “go caveman” for one day, abandoning all rules and order. Roy agrees, and they hit the streets of Los Angeles for the night.

The Boys Next Door is a 1985 American adventure-crime drama film about two boys who leave their small town home on the day of their high school graduation and embark on a crime and murder spree. The film is directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen, Patti D’Arbanville, Christopher McDonald, Hank Garrett, Paul C. Dancer and Moon Unit Zappa.

The Boys Next Door Movie Poster (1985)

The Boys Next Door (1985)

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen, Patti D’Arbanville, Christopher McDonald, Hank Garrett, Paul C. Dancer, Moon Unit Zappa
Screenplay by: Glen Morgan, James Wong
Cinematography by: Arthur Albert
Film Editing by: Andy Horvitch
Makeup Department: Mark Shostrom
Music by: George S. Clinton
Distributed by: New World Pictures
Release Date: October 3, 1985