The Boys Next Door (1996 film)

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The Boys Next Door
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Written byTom Griffin (play)
William Blinn (teleplay)
Directed byJohn Erman
StarringTony Goldwyn
Nathan Lane
Courtney B. Vance
Michael Jeter
Robert Sean Leonard
Theme music composerJohn Kander
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Richard Welsh
Brent Shields (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)John Erman
Christopher Cook
Production location(s)Toronto
CinematographyFrank Tidy
Editor(s)John W. Wheeler
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 4, 1996
"The Boys Next Door"
Hallmark Hall of Fame episode
Episode no.Season 45
Episode 2
Production code301
Original air date4 February 1996
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The Boys Next Door is a 1996 television movie based on a play by Tom Griffin which was published in 1983 under the title Damaged Hearts, Broken Flowers and again in 1988 under the title The Boys Next Door. The movie was produced by Hallmark Entertainment as a Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie.


Four intellectually disabled men share a house and are looked after by Jack (Tony Goldwyn), their social worker. The four men try to make sense of a mixed-up world, dealing with everything from runaway rodents to helping Norman (Nathan Lane), who has a new girlfriend (Mare Winningham). Jack's life with his wife is put on hold, and he feels it's time to let them go.



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