The Lost Boys

Trivia: The boardwalk scenes were filmed on location at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California.

Trivia: Mary Lambert was originally set to direct, but was fired due to creative differences between her and producer Richard Donner.

Trivia: In the end when David is impaled on the antlers, he doesn't die like the other vampires. Even though Max later says so, David doesn't die. This was intended to give way to a sequel, but it never happened.

Trivia: The plot of the movie was intended to involve middle-school aged kids as the vampires, just like the lost boys in Peter Pan. The director loved the title but hated the idea as he didn't want it to come off as a 'copycat' of The Goonies, which featured middle-school aged kids, so he changed it.

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Trivia: After twenty years of attempting to make a sequel, the direct-to-video film Lost Boys: The Tribe was released in 2008. Coincidentally, the film features Kiefer Sutherland's half-brother, Angus, as the head vampire.

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Trivia: Richard Donner was originally offered to direct. Having just received Lethal Weapon, he declined the offer, but stayed on as an executive producer.

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Trivia: Kiefer Sutherland was originally only intended to wear his black biker gloves during scenes in which he rode on his motorbike. However, while messing around off-camera, he fell off one of the bikes and broke his arm. He then had to wear the gloves to cover his cast.

Trivia: Doing this film was intended to make Jason Patric (Michael) a teen idol star, but it didn't happen. Later reports stated his character performance wouldn't upstage that of Kiefer Sutherland's.


Trivia: According to the writers, the character name of Lucy was chosen to reflect with Lucy Westernra, from Bram Stoker's Dracula.


Revealing mistake: The footage when the vampires are entering the cave. Later when they are exiting the cave, the waves are flowing backwards. The footage has been reversed. (01:17:05)

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Grandpa: One thing I about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach. All the damn vampires.

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