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The Lost Boys Trivia

AKA:
The Lost Boys Picture
1987
"The Lost Boys" and "Star" [Gertz] on the boardwalk at Santa Carla
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1987 Horror / Occult movie starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Weist et al.
Contributed by: Ruth Werner
Ruth Werner kindly wrote in to tell us that the girl with the rat kissing her in the beginning is a genuine local character in Santa Cruz, a friend of a friend and the rat is (was) named "Rat-Rat". Dan Carley adds that "her name is Carrie Stevens. She originally started showing up in the punk scene in the mid 80's around the San Jose area, at least that's where I knew her from. A nice enough gal, but you wouldn't want to be on her bad side!!! Carrie and her best friend, local punk Beth Godwin, introduced rats to the Bay Area punk scene long before Lost Boys was filmed. So frenchen out with one was no biggy to us."
Contributed by: Jillian Ronsonet
Billy Wirth's character "Dwayne" is never actually mentioned by his name.
Warner Bros. and Joel Schumacher are hoping to launch a new film franchise with a follow-up to the Director’s 1987 vampire flick. The plan is to create a female variation of the first film’s story which is tentatively to be called The Lost Girls. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Schumacher will be involved in the project in only a producer capacity, though he came up with the sequel and potential franchise idea. The film is currently in development through Village Roadshow for Warner Bros. Word has it that the film’s producers have also put out word to writers or a writer-director to come on to the project and get it rolling to the next step. At this point, the second film’s story will pretty much follow that of the first focusing on another family that has moved into the town that has a vampire problem. The twist, of course, is that they soon discover that the "local babes" are creatures of the night with an appetite for blood.
Gertz has her publicist to thank for her family. She and her husband, financier Tony Ressler, have been married for seven and a half years and have two sons, Oliver and Nicky. Gertz recalls: "I was dating someone my publicist didn't like. She met Tony and thought we'd be great and fixed us up. She brought me to a park and we met... I fell in love instantly. At my wedding I sat her next to the man she later married and they have two babies now. So I paid her back."
Contributed by: Jillian Ronsonet
If you look closely in the scene where Lucy and Max meet in the video store, behind Max is a poster for the fellow vampire/comedy flick "Once Bitten" starring Lauren Hutton and Jim Carrey.
Contributed by: Graeme
There is a now hardcore/punk band in America called "Death by Stereo", taking their name from the classic line in the film and they use a sample from the film on their first album "If looks could kill, I'd watch you die". Their web site address is www.deathbystereo.net.
Contributed by: Kris Morgan
The film was sampled for a British hardcore dance tune called 'Death By Stereo' by DJ Dance including 'You drank someone's blood-are you crazy' & 'No he's my brother', the original was only released on a promo white label & is very rare.
Contributed by: Mj12
In the scene with the "nazi" characters dancing on the beach that end up getting killed, it's actually a nod to an earlier movie, "Surf Nazis Must Die."
Contributed by: Olivier
If you look carefully, you can spot Kelly Jo Minter in Max's videoshop.
Contributed by: Jeff Knobloch
Jason Patric is the grandson of the legendary actor Jackie Gleason and he owns a 90 pound vietnamese potbellied pig named "Fergus".
Contributed by: David Lauritzen
Jason Patric is also the son of the late Jason Miller who won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for writing "That Champion Season" and who played Father Damien Karras in "The Exorcist".
Contributed by: Brianne Messman
In the movie "Dream a little Dream" (that Corey Feldman and Corey Haim also star in together), Corey Feldman has a Lost Boys poster in his room. It's very noticeable after he first finds out that he is "coleman"... He is looking in the mirror in his bedroom and you can see the poster on the wall in the backround.
Contributed by: Jeff Knobloch
Corey Feldman, who plays Edgar Frog, and Barnard Hughes, who plays Grandpa, share the same birthday, July 16th.
Contributed by: Gemma C
Kiefer Sutherland is Donald Sutherland's son. Donald Sutherland also starred in a vampire movie in the 90's called "Buffy the vampire slayer".
Joshua Miller, Jason Patric's kid brother, was also in a vampire movie released in 1987. It was "Near Dark' starring Lance Henrikson and Bill Paxton. It was supposedly overshadowed by the success of 'The Lost Boys'.
The comic book store where Corey (Haim) meets the Frogg brothers was an actual store in Santa Cruz for many years (not sure how many). It was called Atlantis Fantasy World and the owners can be seen playing the pinball machine in the background. There was a set built in front to make it "appear" as though it was on the boardwalk but it was actually downtown. I bought my first Star Wars figures at that store!
Contributed by: Mg Loco
In Sam's (Corey Haim) room there is a poster of Molly Ringwald from the "Sixteen Candles." And what's with that sexy poster of Rob Lowe on his closet door?
Contributed by: Ray Mendoza
The scene in which David and the rest of the Lost Boys wake up and fly out of the cave towards Sam and Micheal's house is actually footage played in reverse. It's the same footage used for when the scene after Michael and Star make love, the cloud scene into the cave. Watch the scene of them flying out and notice the tides.
Contributed by: Emily Cohen
Billy Wirth, who plays Dwayne, appears to have just three lines in the whole movie... When the boys take Michael to the bluff, Dwayne tells Laddie "We're going for a ride". At the railroad tracks, he says "Michael wants to know". Then at the very end of the movie, when Sam misses the arrow, he said "You missed sucker"...

In fact, he has just two... Because Billy Wirth did not actually say the line "You missed sucka!" It was his stunt double. It was decided they looked enough alike they just kept the stuntman in the make-up to say the line.
Contributed by: Charles Davenport
Jason Patric and Jami Gertz also worked together in the 1986 film Solarbabies.
The comic store in the Lost Boys called Atlantic Fantasy World is still going today. However, the original location was destroyed during the '89 earthquake. The comic store is now on Cedar St. in Santa Cruz. The owner, Joe (the one in the background in the black shirt) has a photo of Haim, Feldman, and Newlander up in the store, along with one of the rare copies of "Vampires Everywhere"--the fake vampire comic. He has a photobook of pictures he took during the set building near his shop.

Also, a whole hour of production was stopped when the owner, Joe, realized that when Haim was discussing the Batman comic books, he was incorrect, because there are no such things as volumes. So, the production was stopped for an hour to change the script.
Contributed by: Richard Wright
I have it on good authority that Timmy Cappello who is like "6 foot tall and full of muscle" to quote 'Men at Work' used to carry around a monkey doll called "Monkey" on tour and introduce it to people.
Contributed by: Laurie
Billy Wirth who played the long haired vampire was also a contestant on the television show The American Gladiators in the late 1980's.
Contributed by: Sue Kuczynski
The poster that hangs on Sam's wall in the scene after Michael tries to "get" him - is "Reform School Girls" with the baddest girl herself Wendy O. Williams.
Contributed by: Jade Senger
Before the film had started, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim had never met. Despite the fact that they'd both been annoyed before meeting by constant references to the other "Corey", they became best friends during the production.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Alex Winter (Marko) is now a Director and has given up acting.
Contributed by: Anoe
Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman) was of course also in "Stand by Me" with David (Kiefer Sutherland).
Billy Wirth also plays "Dr. Viagra" in an episode of Sex and the City. He briefly dates Samantha (Kim Catrall).
Contributed by: Kelzie
These days you can see Edward Herrmann (Max) in Gilmore Girls playing Lorelais' dad Richard.
Contributed by: Kelzie
The Lost Boys was Jamison Newlander's (Alan Frog) first major acting role and apart from making a cameo in 1988's "The Blob, his acting career never really took off. It was suggested there would be a spin off movie from The Lost Boys, just about the Frog Brothers but it obviously never happened.
Contributed by: John Taylor And Matthew Ash
Alex Winter can be seen as one of the vampires of the gang, called 'Marko', he is also Bill S Preston Esq. in the Bill and Ted Films.
Contributed by: Kori Harris
I had to laugh while watching Jami Gertz' new sit-com, 'Still Standing'. In a Halloween scene, at an 80's party, she showed up wearing the "white dress" (and all the accessories that went with it) that she wore when Jason Patric first sees her at the boardwalk.
Contributed by: Joe
INXS, who provided part of the Lost Boys soundtrack, filmed the video for their hit single 'Devil Inside' on the Lost Boys set. The video was directed by Joel Schumacher.
Contributed by: David
Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland shared the spotlight in the movie and afterwards even became best friends in real life. However, they both ended up sharing something else, Julia Roberts. Kiefer and Julia began seeing each other after co-starring in "Flatliners" and set their date to be married as June 14, 1991. However, weeks before the wedding - Julia Roberts and Jason Patric ran off together to Ireland and began a highly publicized relationship instead. The relationship eventually failed, as did Jason and Kiefer's friendship.
Contributed by: Kerri
One of the "Lost Boys" (Marko) is, of course, Alex Winter of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure".
Contributed by: Jillian Ronsonet
In the scene where all the boys are in the cave, when David asks Marko to get the wine, as he walks past Star you can see a poster from the movie "Munster, Go Home."
Contributed by: Britton
The Heavy Metal band Lizzy Borden had a song off their "Master Of Disguise" album called "Be One Of Us" that was totally inspired by The Lost Boys.
Contributed by: James
In the first episode of "24"'s sixth season, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) kills a terrorist by biting his neck.
Contributed by: Jillian Ronsonet
The movie is also the inspiration for Finnish-metal band '69 Eyes' music video directed by Bam Margera, 'Lost Boys'. Some scenes in the music video are taken from the movie such as inside the cave and racing motorbikes on the beach by the boardwalk.
Contributed by: Dreamer012778
Billy Wirth is also the baseball player Zoo Knudsen in the 80's film "Seven Minutes in Heaven".
Contributed by: Dreamer012778
Alex Winter (Marko) also played in a 90's comedy movie entitled freaked.
Do you remember the security guard who get's snatched by the vampires in the deserted parking lot? His name is 'Vernon Beesley' as there is a glimpse of his photo on a missing person poster on a notice board later in the film.
Contributed by: intothesea13
The Rob Lowe poster seen on Sam's closet door may be a throwback to Joel Shumacher having just directed Lowe in St. Elmo's Fire.
Billy Worth has a role in the movie "Boys on the Side" starring Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker (he's Drews drug dealer boyfriend).
The guy who played the vampire killed in the bathtub was on the soap opera Guiding Light. He played Dylan Lewis.
Contributed by: chimpanshane
In Michael's room, you will see a poster of Echo and the Bunnymen. The band also contributed one of the soundtrack songs.
There is a beautiful reference to a famous horror author. Edgar and Alan Frog! Those names are a mix between Edgar Allan Poe and "Hop Frog", the title of one of Poe's short stories. Coincidence?
Brooke McCarter (paul) is also in a film called Thrashin' where he stars alongside Josh Brolin who is in The Goonies With Corey Feldman (Edgar Frog).
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Billy Wirth actually has another line. In the scene where Star gets on the bike with David, Laddie gets on the back of Dwyane's bike & Dwayne says something like "You ready?". Not sure of the exact words, but he does say another 3 little words :) Just wanted to point that out.
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