The Lost Boys
Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.
( Comedy / Horror )

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US Runtime: 97 min

Premiere Date:
Jul 31, 1987   [USA]
Director: Joel Schumacher
Writer: Jeffrey Boam   [Screenplay]
Producers: Harvey Bernhard   [Producer]
Mark Damon   [Co-Executive Producer]
Richard Donner   [Executive Producer]
John Hyde   [Co-Executive Producer]
Cinematography: Michael Chapman
Edited by: Robert Brown
Production Company: Warner Bros.


Jason Patric
Michael Emerson
Corey Haim
Sam Emerson
Dianne Wiest
Lucy Emerson
Barnard Hughes
Edward Herrmann
Kiefer Sutherland
Jami Gertz
Corey Feldman
Edgar Frog
Jamison Newlander
Alan Frog
Billy Wirth
Alex Winter
Chance Michael Corbitt
Alexander Bacon Chapman
Nori Morgan
Todd Feder
Surf Nazi #1
Keith Butterfield
Surf Nazi #3
Gerald Younggren
Surf Nazi #4
Eric Graves
Surf Nazi #5
J. Dinan Myrtetus
Vernon Beasley
Kelly Jo Minter
Timmy Cappello
Beach Concert Star
Jim Turner
Gas Station Owner
Tony Cain
Lost Child
Melanie Bishop
Lost Child’s Mother
Sandra E. Garcia
Runaway #1
Ian Guindon
Runaway #2
Jane Bare
Mother Frog
B. Lowenberg
Father Frog
Captain Colourz
Tattoo Man
Inez Pandalfi
Mrs. Beasley
Peggy Malone
Mercedes Moseley
Girl Getting Ears Pierced (uncredited)


Eric D. Andersen
camera operator: second unit
Laurie Arnow-Epstein
construction accountant
Judith Bouley
location casting
Greg Cannom
vampire prosthetics and effects
Robert Chase
costume supervisor
Roger Daltrey
singer: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
Pam Ellington
assistant accountant
Geno Escarrega
production associate
Andrew Farriss
musician: "Good Times"
Jon Farriss
musician: "Good Times"
Tim Farriss
musician: "Good Times"
Michael Genne
camera operator
Anthony Goldschmidt
title designer
Tracy Granger
assistant film editor
Kim Guthrie
first assistant camera
Frank M. Holgate
aerial photographer: second unit
Michael Hutchence
musician: "Good Times"
Leslie J. Kovacs
Robert H. Lemer
location manager
Jennie Lew Tugend
executive assistant to Mr. Donner
Gail Martin-Sheridan
production accountant
Benny McNulty
best boy electric
Bob Munoz
best boy grip
Dan Reilly
key grip: second unit
Ross Reynolds
helicopter pilot: second unit
Bill Roe
first assistant camera
Peter Salim
camera operator
John D. Sarviss
helicopter pilot
Steve Shubin
Johnny Walker
first assistant camera: second unit
Sheila A. Warner
production secretary
Sandy Williams
dolly grip
Bill Wilner
assistant adr editor

Special Effects:

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Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm / 70 mm


  • David: It is too late, my blood is in your veins.
    Michael: So is mine!
  • David: What, you don't like rice? Tell me Michael, how could a billion Chinese people be wrong?
  • Max: Don't ever invite a vampire into your house, you silly boy. It renders you powerless.
    Sam: Did you know that?
    Edgar: Sure. Everyone knows that.
  • David: Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die. But you must feed!
  • David: How are those maggots?
    Michael: Huh?
    David: Maggots, Michael. You're eating maggots. How do they taste?


  • Both Corey Feldman, who plays Edgar Frog, and Barnard Hughes, who plays Grandpa, share the same birthday, July 16th.
  • Although the movie is clearly set in Santa Cruz, Ca (the Boardwalk and Pier are featured in several scenes) the city name given in the film is the-as far as I know-fictional Santa Carla. Apparently the Santa Cruz chamber of commerce was not keen on reviving the "Murder capital" moniker, which had been hung on Santa Cruz during a serial killer's rampage in the 70s.
  • The movie was originally written as a bunch of "Goonie-type 5th-6th grade kid vampires". Joel Schumacher liked the title but hated the concept, so he changed it.
  • The title of the film is a reference to the companions of Peter Pan, who remained forever young.
  • The amusement park scenes were filmed at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California. This is the same park that appeared in Brotherhood of Justice (also starring Kiefer Sutherland.) The Boardwalk also was seen in the Dirty Harry sequel Sudden Impact and Harold and Maude.

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