The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs (1989)

He's a man of peace in a savage land... Suburbia.

  • Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1989-02-17
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 1147 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Joe Dante
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When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

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  • Tom Hanks

    as Ray Peterson
  • Bruce Dern

    as Lt. Mark Rumsfield
  • Carrie Fisher

    as Carol Peterson
  • Rick Ducommun

    as Art Weingartner
  • Wendy Schaal

    as Bonnie Rumsfield
  • Corey Feldman

    as Ricky Butler
  • Courtney Gains

    as Hans Klopek
  • Henry Gibson

    as Dr. Werner Klopek
  • Gale Gordon

    as Walter Seznick
  • Dick Miller

    as Vic, Garbageman #1
  • Robert Picardo

    as Joe, Garbageman #2
  • Theodore Gottlieb

    as Uncle Reuben Klopek
  • Franklyn Ajaye

    as Detective #1
  • Cory Danziger

    as Dave Peterson
  • Rance Howard

    as Detective #2
  • Heather Haase

    as Ricky's Girlfriend
  • Nicky Katt

    as Steve Kuntz
  • Bill Stevenson

    as Ricky's Friend
  • Gary Hays

    as Ricky's Friend
  • Kevin Gage

    as Cop
  • Dana Olsen

    as Cop
  • Brenda Benner

    as Walter's Daughter
  • Patrika Darbo

    as Suzanne Weingartner
  • Sonny Carl Davis

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Moosie Drier

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Leigh French

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Archie Hahn

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Billy Jayne

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Phyllis Katz

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Jeffrey Kramer

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Lynne Marie Stewart

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Arnold F. Turner

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Gigi Vorgan

    as Voiceover Actor
  • Carey Scott

    as Ricky’s friend (uncredited)
  • Tony Westbrook

    as Kid on Bike (Uncredited)
  • Kevin McCarthy

    as Ray’s Boss (uncredited)
Directing Joe Dante Director
Production Michael Finnell Producer
Production Larry Brezner Producer
Camera Robert M. Stevens Director of Photography
Production Ron Howard Executive Producer
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Writing Dana Olsen Writer
Production Judy Taylor Casting
Costume & Make-Up Rosanna Norton Costume Design
Art Charles L. Hughes Art Direction
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Art James H. Spencer Production Design
Production Dana Olsen Co-Producer
Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
Production Pat Kehoe Associate Producer
Crew Jeff Smolek Stunt Coordinator
Crew Roydon Clark Stunts
Crew John-Clay Scott Stunts
Crew Jeff Ramsey Stunts
Crew Brian J. Williams Stunt Double
Crew Rick Sawaya Stunts
Crew Wally Rose Stunts
Crew Sandra Lee Gimpel Stunts
Crew Ray Saniger Stunts
Crew Frank Orsatti Stunts
Crew John Hateley Stunts
Crew Jeff Smolek Stunts
Crew Gary Epper Stunts
Crew Danny Costa Stunts
Crew George P. Wilbur Stunts
Crew Gary Morgan Stunts
Crew Eddie Hice Stunts
Editing Marshall Harvey Editor
Production Pat Kehoe Unit Production Manager
Directing Carla McCloskey First Assistant Director
Directing David D'Ovidio Second Assistant Director
Sound Mark A. Mangini Sound Effects
Directing Roz Harris Script Supervisor
Editing Uri Katoni Assistant Editor
Sound George Simpson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Michael J. Benavente Sound Editor
Sound Warren Hamilton Jr. Sound Editor
Sound Stephen Purvis ADR Editor
Sound Dan O'Connell Foley Artist
Sound Kevin Bartnof Foley Artist
Sound Ron Bartlett Foley Editor
Sound Aaron Glascock Foley Editor
Sound Kenneth Hall Music Editor
Sound Ken King Production Sound Mixer
Sound Randall L. Johnson Boom Operator
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gary C. Bourgeois Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera John Hora Additional Photography
Lighting Leslie J. Kovacs Chief Lighting Technician
Lighting Benny McNulty Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Lighting Ken W. Ballantine Lighting Technician
Lighting Brent Poe Lighting Technician
Lighting E. Christopher Reed Lighting Technician
Camera Charles Saldaña Key Grip
Camera Hal Nelson Best Boy Grip
Camera Kirk Bales Dolly Grip
Camera Danny Falkengren Grip
Camera T. Daniel Scaringi Grip
Camera Paul E. Sutton Grip
Visual Effects Ken Pepiot Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Michael Arbogast Special Effects
Crew Jeff Pepiot Special Effects
Crew Thomas R. Ward Special Effects
Art Michael Muscarella Construction Coordinator
Art Ciro Vuoso Construction Foreman
Art Judy Cammer Set Designer
Art Erin M. Cummins Set Designer
Art James E. Tocci Set Designer
Art Gregg H. Bilson Property Master
Art Nigel A. Boucher Leadman
Art Dave Newhouse Greensman
Costume & Make-Up Eric H. Sandberg Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Beasley Blackwell Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Michael Germain Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Daniel C. Striepeke Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Christine Lee Hairstylist
Crew Randy White Transportation Coordinator
Production Karen Shaw Production Coordinator
Production Julianna Arenson Production Accountant
Crew Reid Rosefelt Unit Publicist
Camera Ralph Nelson Jr. Still Photographer
Crew Adria Later Studio Teacher
Visual Effects Michael Owens Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Bill George Visual Effects Art Director
Camera Michael D. O'Shea Camera Operator