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It seems the imdb trivia page of "The Burbs" has been updated. There are a couple of funny new information I wasn't aware of yet.

Here's what seems new to me:

1.) Several alternate endings to the film were also shot where items other then bones were discovered in the Klopek's trunk, including dead cheerleaders and the garbage men seen earlier in the film.

2.) There is one family at the end of the street who are never seen - the occupants of the house between Walter and Rumsfield. Their last name is Finnell, a reference to producer Michael Finnell, which is seen on the side of their Chevrolet Astro Van as "Finnell Plumbing". They also have a Buick sedan and presumably are visible at the end of the movie near Walter's house after the explosion.

3.) This is the only Universal film to include the Universal logo at the end of the film.

4.) The movie was filmed during May, June and July 1988.

5.) The movie's trailer features music from the earlier Neil Simon comedy Murder by Death.

6.) Of the suburban cul-de-sac setting, director Joe Dante, according to the book "The Films of Tom Hanks" (1996) by Lee Pfeiffer and Michael Lewis, once said: "I asked [production designer] James Spencer [James H. Spencer], a veteran of Poltergeist and Gremlins if he thought he could turn that street into the neighborhood we needed in that period of time. Spencer rose to the challenge, and within a few days they began work on sketching out the proposed designs for the sets. Spencer observed, 'We had to be on the spot. Due to the lack of time, it would have been ludicrous to do our drawing elsewhere'."

7.) At the time the movie was being filmed Corey Feldman and Michael Jackson were close friends. While the King of Pop did not visit the set, his famed chimpanzee Bubbles was a frequent guest, but had to be confined to Feldman's trailer while he was filming. After shooting Corey would return to his trailer to find that the chimp had defecated and spread the mess around the interior. This problem repeated itself and became such a distraction that Joe Dante eventually banned Bubbles from the set.

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lol @ 7. Sounds like a plot from a bad slapstick kinda movie. Can’t believe that actually happened.

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Re: Some brand new Burbs trivia


Some great findings there Ray...

...What do you think bubbles is eating in there, no one comes in, no one goes out? emoticon

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Some of these are mentioned in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDbK7CbF_Es

Last edited by Pizza Dude, 10/31/2013, 7:17 pm


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Re: Some brand new Burbs trivia


quote:

Pizza Dude wrote:

Some of these are mentioned in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDbK7CbF_Es



Cool, thanks for the link. Never seen that vid before, it's always interesting that you can still discover new stuff abut that movie.

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can u see thease alternative endings? How is it explained that the y bones are indeed the cheerleaders and garbage men? How would they even find the garbage men?
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Would like to see those alternate endings.

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