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Burbs, The Movie

Movie Review for Burbs, The


This 80's movie is a dark comedy about a man who thought that he was going to spend a relaxed vacationís week at home.

Burbs, The DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Burbs, The was released on May 4, 1999 by Universal Studios and is rated PG.


In The Burbs, Ray Peterson is a regular guy with a regular job, who lives in a regular suburb in North America. After some planning, he decides that he wants to spend a week at home, disconnected from the world and walking in his pajamas.

However, The Burbs becomes interesting when Ray notices that strange things happen at a neighborís house. No one has seen the Kopleks and wild sounds come from their basement during the night. Suddenly, his easy going week transforms into a nightmare.


Ray Peterson - Tom Hanks
Mark Rumsfield - Bruce Dern
Carol Peterson - Carrie Fisher
Art Weingartner - Rick Ducommun
Ricky Butler - Corey Feldman


In one scene we can appreciate a box of Gremlinís cereal. This movie was also directed by the director of The Burbs.

Since the actors of The Burbs didnít want to step over real dog poop, the prop master had to create an artificial poop.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Burbs, The was released to theatres on 02/17/1989 by Universal, and grossed $35,382,246 at the box office in the US.

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