IMDb > Martin (1976)
Martin
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Martin (1976) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   6,265 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
George A. Romero (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Martin on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
7 July 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Vampire for Our Age of Disbelief See more »
Plot:
A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(194 articles)
User Reviews:
This little seen genuine film is the best work from George A. Romero. See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
John Amplas ... Martin
Lincoln Maazel ... Cuda
Christine Forrest ... Christina
Elyane Nadeau ... Mrs. Santini

Tom Savini ... Arthur
Sara Venable ... Housewife Victim
Francine Middleton ... Train Victim (as Fran Middleton)
Roger Caine ... Lewis (as Al Levitsky)

George A. Romero ... Father Howard
James Roy ... Deacon
J. Clifford Forrest Jr. ... Father Zulemas
Robert Ogden ... Businessman
Donaldo Soviero ... Priest (segment "Flashback")
Donna Siegel ... Woman (as Donna Siegal)
Albert J. Schmaus ... Family
Lillian Schmaus ... Family
Frances Mazzoni ... Family
Vincent D. Survinski ... Train Porter
Tony Buba ... Drug Dealer #1
Pasquale Buba ... Drug Dealer #2
Clayton McKinnon ... Drug Dealer #3
Regis J. Survinsky ... Hobo #1
Tony Pantanella ... Hobo #2
Harvey Eger ... Man in Bathroom #1
Tom Weber ... Man in Bathroom #2
Robert Barner ... Police
Stephen Fergelic ... Police
Douglas Serene ... Cyclist #1
Jeanne Serene ... Cyclist #2
Nicholas Mastandrea ... Marine #1 (as Nick Mastandrea)
John Sozansky ... Marine #2
Ingeborg Forrest ... Mrs. Anderson
Carol McCloskey ... Mrs. Bellini
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Gornick ... Barry - Radio Talk Show Host (uncredited)
Katherine Kolbert ... Woman with baby at Ice Cream Truck (uncredited)
Robert Langer ... Cameo (uncredited)
Richard P. Rubinstein ... Richard - Housewife Victim's Husband (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
George A. Romero 
 
Writing credits
George A. Romero (written by)

Produced by
Patricia Bernesser .... associate producer
Richard P. Rubinstein .... producer (as Richard Rubinstein)
Ray Schmaus .... associate producer
Ben Barenholtz .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Donald Rubinstein 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Gornick (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George A. Romero 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Savini .... makeup artist
Douglas Serene .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Gornick .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Tony Buba .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Tom Savini .... special effects
 
Stunts
Tom Savini .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip Desiderio .... grip
Tom Dubensky .... assistant camera (as Tom Dubinsky)
Steve Lalich .... grip
Nicholas Mastandrea .... assistant camera (as Nick Mastandrea)
 
Editorial Department
Michael di Lauro .... post production assistant (as Michael Di Lauro)
Ed Keen .... post production assistant
 
Music Department
Jay Mandell .... music engineer
Donald Rubinstein .... music arranged by
Mike Avery .... musician: percussions (uncredited)
Ellen Demos .... singer: chant vocals (uncredited)
Richard Gertz .... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)
Steve Gorn .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Maurizio Guarini .... musician (uncredited)
Paul Johnson .... musician: vibraphone & percussions (uncredited)
Dan Kellar .... musician: violin (uncredited)
J. Michael Kelly .... musician: guitar & voices on percussion improvisations (uncredited)
Lisa Korns .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Sandy Lipsman .... singer (uncredited)
Agostino Marangolo .... musician (uncredited)
Massimo Morante .... musician (uncredited)
Hankus Netsky .... musician: oboe (uncredited)
George Olson .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Mike Pelham .... musician: percussions (uncredited)
Fabio Pignatelli .... musician (uncredited)
Hank Roberts .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Donald Rubinstein .... musician: vocals, piano, guitar, & voices on percussion improvisations (uncredited)
Betty Silberman .... singer (uncredited)
Claudio Simonetti .... musician (uncredited)
Mark Zamcheck .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barney C. Guttman .... financial services
Tony Pantanella .... technical assistance
Donna Siegel .... assistant to producer (as Donna Siegal)
Regis J. Survinsky .... technical assistance
Joyce Weber .... production coordinator
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"George A. Romero's Martin" - USA (DVD box title)
See more »
Runtime:
95 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During DVD commentary star John Amplas said that Tony Buba's grandmother was also living at the house where the film was shot. One day after shooting she saw one of the sinks full of fake blood and became very upset, not because of the mess but because she thought it was real blood and believed bodily harm had came to John Amplas.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Martin stabs the cheating wife's lover in the neck, he has a red shirt on. In all scenes prior to this, the man never has a shirt on.See more »
Quotes:
Martin Madahas:Everything has been pretty easy since I've learned how to be careful. People are the hardest thing.
Radio Talk Show Host:I understand.
Martin Madahas:When I see people together, they don't talk. Not really. They don't say what they mean.
Radio Talk Show Host:Right.
Martin Madahas:Then they, they have the other... the sexy stuff. Whenever they want. I've been much too shy to ever do the sexy stuff. I mean, do it with someone who's awake. Someday maybe I'll get to do it - awake - without the blood part. Just do it with somebody. Then be together and talk all night.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) (V)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This little seen genuine film is the best work from George A. Romero., 26 August 2005
Author: Lucien Lessard from Canada

Martin (John Amplas) is a misunderstood young man, who is also a rapist and a murderer towards young woman or anyone gets in his way. Martin thinks, he lived the life of a vampire before. He has a few problems with his eyes. He creates a illusion or that could be from his pass life, when he starts out as a vampire. But he's craving for blood towards young woman but he has problems with his cousin or it could be his uncle Cuda (Lincoln Maazel), who believes in the family curses of vampires.

Written & Directed by George A. Romero (Bruiser, Creepshow, The Dark Half) made an original horror drama with an dark sense of humor. This is one of Romero's best and it is also Romero's most personal film.

DVD from Lions Gate Entertainment. DVD has an good anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an fine digitally remastered-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD has an new and fun commentary track by the writer/director:Romero, Producer:Richard P. Rubinstein, Make-Up Effects Artist:Tom Savini, Director of Cinematography:Michael Gornick and Music Composer:Donald Rubinstein. DVD also has an making of a featurette, new photo gallery, original t.v. spots and original trailer.

The original DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, which it's now out of print. DVD has an fine Pan & Scan (1.33:1) transfer and an good-Dolby 2.0 Mono Sound. DVD has an excellent commentary track by Romero, Savini and actor:Amplas, original trailer and collector's booklet. Romero gives his most interesting film yet, this has an unusual premise with tongue in cheek humor. Romero comments in the commentary that his first cut runs 165 minutes but that cut is missing. The European Version of Martin has been re-edited with an new music score by The Goblins (Dawn of the Dead, Suspiria). Romero appears in a funny cameo as a Priest!, Christine Forrest Romero (The Director's Wife) appears in a supporting role, Tom Savini appears in a bit part. Amplas gives an excellent performance. Maazel is also very good in the film. Producer:Rubinstein appears in a cameo. Director of Cinematography:Gornick can be heard as the Radio Talk Show Host. This is an unusual and an unique film from the talented independent horror filmmaker. (**** ½/*****).

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (74 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Martin (1976)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Which DVD should I get, the old or the new? metlar
Martin Remake rossrjensen
he's not really 84 is he ddtimbb-1
My Review of This Underrated Classic jayskitstar
romero's best film teejay6682
Does anyone have the script to Martin? axlish
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Machete The Crazies Repo Men The Professional: Golgo 13 Drive Angry
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.