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Neighbors

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1981
  • John G Avildsen
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Earl and Enid Keese enjoy a contented suburban life, but then their world is turned upside down by the arrival of a raucous couple next door.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This swansong for the John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd partnership is a flawed but fascinating stab by the comedians at breaking away from their traditional knockabout slapstick. The two stars even swap their usual comic personae, with Belushi playing a geeky, mild-mannered suburbanite who is slowly being driven mad by his crazy neighbours (Aykroyd and Cathy Moriarty). Larry Gelbart - who won an Emmy in 1974 for his contribution to TV's MASH - was reportedly unhappy with the changes made to his script (based on Thomas Berger's novel) and the black comic bite of the source book is blunted. Director John G Avildsen shows little affinity for the material, but Aykroyd and especially Belushi are excellent and make it worth a look.

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Credits

Cast

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Earl KeeseJohn Belushi
VicDan Aykroyd
Enid KeeseKathryn Walker
RamonaCathy Moriarty
ChicIgors Gavon
Chic's wifeDru-Ann Chukron
Pa GreavyTim Kazurinsky
Perry GreavyTino Insana

Crew

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DirectorJohn G Avildsen

Details

Released on
1982-03-26
Languages
English | German
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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