Trivia: The neighborhood in which the film takes place is a real development in Southern Florida. During filming, the residents of the development stayed in a local motel. While the homes were repainted by the film crew to give the neighborhood the creepy pastel look, the insides were left as they were.
Question: I have seen the movie several times, but I cannot figure this out. Why does Jim want to steal items from his own house in order to get money for a car? If the plan had been successful, his father would probably find it strange that he had money for a car after their house was robbed. Especially because Jim's father is aware that Jim wants a car, since Jim complained about his father being too "cheap" to buy him one. Would it not make more sense to rob another person's house?
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