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The Lost Boys (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  31 July 1987 (USA)
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max (as Ed Herrmann)
Marko (as Alexander Winter)
Chance Michael Corbitt ...
Alexander Bacan Chapman ...
Greg (as Alexander Bacon Chapman)
Nori Morgan ...


A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

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Being wild is in their Blood. See more »


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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Génération perdue  »

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$32,222,567 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Corey Haim said in the documentary Bloodsucking Cinema (2007) that all the blood had glitter in it to give it a shimmering effect and was "slimier than other fake blood." See more »


When Sam is first introduced reading the vampire comic, his dog Nanook is on the left side of the bed, but then after when they show the scene were Sam grabs the beaver art, Nanook appeared to be on the right side of the bed. See more »


David: It is too late, my blood is in your veins.
Michael Emerson: So is mine!
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Referenced in Face Off: Super Selfies (2015) See more »


Crazy Old Soldier
Performed by Troy Seals
Written by Troy Seals and Paul Kennerly
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Music
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Great pop corn flick
18 January 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is the best popcorn movie I've ever watched. It has to be one of the best vampire flicks to hit 80's screens. (Well actually I can think of others but this one tops them.) Some critics refer to it as just one big MTV music commercial with all the pop culture references and all, but the soundtrack is the best feature of it. Kiefer Sutherland makes a fantastically sexy vampire and Jamie Gertz acts the best I've ever seen. Good to see some older pro's in for the ride as well (Dianne Wiest and Edward Herriman). I totally recommend this movie for a Friday night in. 9/10

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