The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

A FILM BY: Joe Dante
WRITTEN BY: Dana Olsen
STARRING: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Picked by Ray, Front of House

Settling in for some time off in his suburban home, Ray Peterson's (Tom Hanks) vacation becomes a horror when the Klopeks, a suspiciously odd family, move in down the block. Enlisting the aid of his paranoid buddy, Art (Rick Ducommun), and his militia-man neighbor, Rumsfield (Bruce Dern), Ray sends his son and wife (Carrie Fisher) away on a trip while he investigates the Klopeks. When a neighbor disappears, Ray and his cohorts risk their lives to save their cul-de-sac from the clutches of evil.

Ray says: THE 'BURBS is an overlooked gem from Tom Hanks' comedy days. Its darker themese are painfully relevant today and the humor is timeless and nonstop. Some hearty laughs will be had and I can't think of a better way to start the day. It's easily in my top 10. Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman, Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, Joe Dante... a lot to love.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1989
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 101 mins
Format: 35mm