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7 July 1978 (USA) See more »
A Vampire for Our Age of Disbelief See more »
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 »
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  (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)

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
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 Mandel .... music engineer (as Jay Mandell)
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

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

The scene where Martin walks through the parade was never in the script. There was a scene being shot on the porch when the parade and marching band came through the streets blowing out the sound for the porch scene. While it was passing the production crew took to the street and grabbed quick footage of the parade, later it was added into the film as a contrast for the startling conclusion of the film.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning of the film, Martin breaks into a woman's train cabin and attacks her. At first, she has a cold cream mask on. During the struggle, it suddenly disappears without a trace.See more »
Mrs. Santini:Boy, do I wish what you had was catching.
Martin Madahas:Some people think it *is* catching. In the movies it's catching.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Apocrypha (2011)See more »


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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
One of the most underrated movies of all time!, 3 June 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

George A. Romero will always be associated with his innovative and spectacular zombie trilogy ('Night Of The Living Dead', 'Dawn Of The Dead' and 'Day Of The Dead', all classics). Dig deeper and you will find he has made several less discussed but worthy movies, including this one, quite possibly the best movie he has ever made.

'Martin' manages to be both a disturbing psychological drama and a genuine horror movie at the same time. It is complex and mult-layered enough to be read in more than one way. It's up to you, the viewer, to decide whether Martin (John Amplas, in an impressive debut) really is the vampire he claims to be or is simply deluded. It's a pity that this movie slips through the cracks. Hard core horror nuts often undervalue it because it isn't what they expect from the genre, and movie buffs who can appreciate downbeat 70s classics like Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver', and Toback's 'Fingers', will dismiss it as "just another horror movie", not realizing just how much it has in common with the aforementioned. Too bad. 'Martin' is a real gem, and highly recommended. I think it's absolutely brilliant, and a classic.

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