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  1. JC2010 is offline JC2010
    Sep 4, 2010, 3:19 AM - The Burbs? #1

    Hey, just curious to know, does anyone have any props from THE BURBS?

    Doesn't seem to be much out there!

    J
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    Sep 4, 2010, 3:31 AM - Re: The Burbs? #2

    Awsome thread! Possibly my favorite film or certainly top 5.

    Im not sure if there is going to be much out there, but I have got a copy of the script stamped revised draft 1988.

    Its great to see some of the differences between what was written and what was shot.

    tbip2001
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    Sep 4, 2010, 5:33 AM - Re: The Burbs? #3

    Yeah classic... been to the street @ universal
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    Sep 4, 2010, 5:53 AM - Re: The Burbs? #4

    Love this movie. I don't recall any really notable props. Carrie Fisher was the perfect wife in this movie.
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    Sep 4, 2010, 11:35 AM - Re: The Burbs? #5

    Wakeem said: View Post
    Love this movie. I don't recall any really notable props. Carrie Fisher was the perfect wife in this movie.

    one prop on yourprops.com:

    'burbs, The (1989), Hans Klopek's (Coutney Gains) screen used hat from The 'Burbs, original / screen-used

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    Sep 4, 2010, 1:01 PM - Re: The Burbs? #6

    One of my favourite flicks....love Rumsfield! "...bout a 9 on the old tension scale, eh Rube?"

    I think Dr. Klopek's painting would be a cool prop to have...
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    Sep 4, 2010, 4:46 PM - Re: The Burbs? #7

    Ha ha, yeah that's a good line, right after eh said nnnnno! (I think)

    That's the only prop I could see, found and interesting article about the street at Universal's Backlot where The Burbs was shot, must see if I can find it again...

    Did you know it's the same street Desperate Housewives is now shot in?, and a fair bit of it is still the same, Rumsfield's house is the house from Deep Impact and also Suzan Meyer's house in DH... played by Terri Hatcher of course! Speaking of which, I know it's not the right place but anyone here interested in owning a BIG film reel of Tomorrow Never dies? 35mm Cinema Reel...

    Get digging folks, see what's out there from The Burbs, I wonder where the spire from the Klopeks house ended up (apart from through a cop car)
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    Sep 5, 2010, 1:42 AM - Re: The Burbs? #8

    Yeah, Rumsfield is a great character. I love the scene on the roof when he's talking on the walkie talkie. I recall he eats animal crackers with milk too. That take down he does is great. I believe it's "hey pinocchio! Where are you going!"
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    Sep 5, 2010, 4:55 AM - Re: The Burbs? #9

    Ha ha yeah the pinocchio line always gets a laugh, especially the way he slips and then Rumsfield slips in under him! Classic!
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    Sep 5, 2010, 3:26 PM - Re: The Burbs? #10

    "i want to kill-- everyone. satan is good. satan is my pal."

    LOVE the 'burbs! my dad swears up and down that he ran into the red head "pinocchio" guy at a gas station in socal.

    that's about all i have to add to this thread.
  11. JC2010 is offline JC2010
    Sep 5, 2010, 4:01 PM - Re: The Burbs? #11

    I found it, here's the link;

    the studiotour.com - Universal Studios Hollywood - Colonial Street

    It's called Colonial Street... Universal Back Lot..

    Check it out, if you click on each house it gives a bit of history about each.. Rumsfeild's house has practically stayed the same since the burbs apart from some minor changes to the windows... right up to present day.

    Seems they moved "Walters" home out of the way to connect the street up with what's known as Circular Drive... and that house is also still the very same... I think it's "Katherine's" house in DH

    Anyway, interesting history about the street on there...
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    Sep 6, 2010, 9:15 AM - Re: The Burbs? #12

    JC2010 said: View Post
    Hey, just curious to know, does anyone have any props from THE BURBS?

    Doesn't seem to be much out there!

    J

    I've considered having a Blurbs party and serving big chunks of onions on toothpicks. Love that scene and love that movie.
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    Sep 6, 2010, 12:43 PM - Re: The Burbs? #13

    "There go the GD brownies!"

    Love that movie...
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    Sep 6, 2010, 2:31 PM - Re: The Burbs? #14

    Lol....been waiting for you to show up on this thread^....awesome avatar!

    "That kid next door's a meatball..."

    I'm thinking there'd be some other props that'd be worthwhile like Art's pellet gun, the "femur bone"....
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    Sep 6, 2010, 3:13 PM - Re: The Burbs? #15

    KevVader said: View Post
    Lol....been waiting for you to show up on this thread^....awesome avatar!

    "That kid next door's a meatball..."

    I'm thinking there'd be some other props that'd be worthwhile like Art's pellet gun, the "femur bone"....
    Ha ha yeah Rumsfield's here, nice avatar!
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    Sep 6, 2010, 3:39 PM - The Burbs? - Evolution of a house! #16

    OK, So I came across these on that site (all courtesy of a guy called universalstonecutter)...

    The Klopek House after filming The Burbs (note the Garage in left hand side)


    The Klopek House in "Leave It To Beaver" (again see the Garage)


    The Klopek House remodelled as it is now, see how the Garage has survived!


    I think there's more photo's of it before The Burbs, was called the Marcus Welby house, but think that was moved to storage so The Klopek house could be built... anyway just thought I'd share that!

    Oh and just while I'm on the subject of houses, here's the REAL Amityville House (not the movie set house, the actual house it all started from)

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    Nov 3, 2010, 8:23 PM - Re: The Burbs? #17

    Never seen or heard of any props from the movie, but I have studio blueprints of all the houses.

    M
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    Nov 3, 2010, 8:36 PM - Re: The Burbs? #18

    Red rover, red rover...... Ahh what a classic movie, it was over here not so long back, havent laughed at a movie in a while, but thats probably as ive not watched the 'burbs in a while.

    Lee
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    Nov 3, 2010, 8:38 PM - Re: The Burbs? #19

    The brownies would have been a cool prop to eat until Rumsfield dropped them!
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    Nov 3, 2010, 8:39 PM - Re: The Burbs? #20

    I've never seen that...

    I've never seen someone drive their garbage to the curb and then beat the hell out of it.

    I- I've never seen that.
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    Feb 26, 2011, 12:33 PM - Re: The Burbs? #21

    Anyone have the femur?
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    Feb 26, 2011, 3:14 PM - Re: The Burbs? #22

    handler said: View Post
    The brownies would have been a cool prop to eat until Rumsfield dropped them!
    sardine?

    JC2010... thanks for posting those pics! very cool!
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    Feb 26, 2011, 3:50 PM - Re: The Burbs? #23

    Bradleyfett said: View Post
    I've never seen that...

    I've never seen someone drive their garbage to the curb and then beat the hell out of it.

    I- I've never seen that.

    "That garbage is going nowhere, I say we wait 'til first light.....scope me!"
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    Feb 27, 2011, 7:40 PM - Re: The Burbs? #24

    PIZZA DUDE!!

    Love that movie.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 17, 2017, 4:12 AM - Re: The Burbs? #25

    Wow, 6 year bumping a topic but I'm curious if anyone has these or can identify some of Rumsfield's props. Like his boots, yellow cup, and picnic basket. I love this movie.

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