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The Lost Boys
- This article is about the 1987 movie, there is also an unrelated novel called Lost Boys.
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American comedy/horror film about young Californians who must fight a gang of teenage vampires. It stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann and Barnard Hughes . It was directed by Joel Schumacher.
A divorced mother and her two teenage sons move to live with her father in the small California town of Santa Carla, plagued by problems with a motorcycle gang and unexplained killings. The older boy is drawn into the motorcycle gang by a beautiful girl and starts showing the symptoms of vampirism by sleeping all day and going out all night. His younger brother joins up with two inept vampire hunters to track down the lead vampire.
- Jason Patric - Michael Emerson
- Corey Haim - Sam Emerson
- Diane Weist - Lucy Emerson
- Barnard Hughes - Grandpa
- Edward Herrman - Max
- Kiefer Sutherland - David
- Jami Gertz - Star
- Corey Feldman - Edgar Frog
- Jamison Newlander - Alan Frog
- Brooke McCarter - Paul
Box Office and Critical Importance
The Lost Boys performed well at the box office grossing over $32 million at the US box office which was a strong performance for a horror movie especially as it was R rated.
The Lost Boys was the first performance together of Corey Haim and Corey Feldman who became known as the two Coreys for their performance together in a range of teen movies.
The soundtrack contains a number of notable songs, including "Good Times", a duet between INXS and former Cold Chisel lead singer Jimmy Barnes which reached number 1 on the Australian charts in early 1987. This cover version of a 1960s Australian hit by the Easybeats was originally recorded to promote the Australian Made tour of Australia in early 1987, headlined by INXS and Barnes.
The soundtrack also features a cover version of The Doors' song "People are Strange" by Echo & the Bunnymen. The theme song "Cry Little Sister" was originally recorded by Gerard McMann - in 2004, the Lost Brothers recorded it as "Cry Little Sister (I Need U Now)" with the track reaching the UK top 20 and Australian top 40. Thomas Newman wrote the score.
- Good Times - INXS and Jimmy Barnes
- Lost in the Shadows (the Lost Boys) - Lou Gramm
- Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Roger Daltrey
- Laying Down the Law - INXS and Jimmy Barnes
- People are Strange - Echo & the Bunnymen
- Cry Little Sister (theme from the Lost Boys) - Gerard McMann
- Power Play - Eddie & the Tide
- I Still Believe - Tim Capello
- Beauty Has Her Way Mummy Calls
- To the Shock of Miss Louise - Thomas Newman
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