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    Unique ID Code: 0000015768
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    Added on: 2/4/2001 01:59
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    Burbs, The (US)

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    He`s a stranger in an even stranger land... suburbia
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    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.

    To the disappointment of his wife Carol, Ray decides to spend a relaxing week at home, and soon gets into trouble with his neighbors - a hefty busybody, a freaked-out ex-soldier, and a spacey teenager - 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 Kloped 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.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Film Highlights
    Talent Bios
    Production Notes
    Web Links

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Joe Dante

    Written By:

    Wendy Schaal
    Corey Feldman
    Rick Ducommun
    Carrie Fisher
    Bruce Dern
    Tom Hanks

    Casting By:
    Judy Taylor
    Mike Fenton

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Robert M. Stevens

    Marshall Harvey

    Costume Designer:
    Rosanna Norton

    Production Designer:
    James H. Spencer

    Dana Olsen
    Pat Kehoe
    Michael Finnell
    Larry Brezner

    Executive Producer:
    Ron Howard

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    The Best movie of all times.
    not only is the acting great, but the burbs icludes many funny scenes that really make it a great movie. Awesome acting, especially by Tom Hanks, bruce Dern and the rest, including Brother Theodore, a great comedian.
    Highly recommended for a quiet night at home or when having friends over.
    The Features of the DVD are also good, making the burbs experience better than ever.
    posted by Dare192 on 8/2/2003 10:11
    9 / 10
    This film is a classic. Tom Hanks was excellent as Ray Peterson and was a fantastic lead actor, although as the film went on, the story did get a bit ridiculous. That was made up for with the witty one liners and the ending is brilliant. Bravo!
    posted by Jen21 on 1/5/2003 22:29