The Boys Next Door Poster

Release Date: 1996

PG|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Kind-hearted social worker Jack Palmer (Tony Goldwyn) feels guilty about not spending enough time with his wife (Jenny Robertson) due to the pressures of his job taking care of four developmentally disabled men: obsessive-compulsive Norman (Nathan Lane), bipolar Arnold (Michael Jeter), childlike Lucien (Courtney B. Vance) and schizophrenic Barry (Robert Sean Leonard). When Jack announces his decision to leave his job, his four charges react quite unexpectedly to the news.

Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Michael Jeter, Nathan Lane, Robert Sean Leonard, Lynne Thigpen, Courtney B. Vance, Mare Winningham, Jenny Robertson

Director: John Erman

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Witty, Marriage, Wife, Transformation, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, 1990s

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie