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Writer:
George A. Romero (written by)
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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 »
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(204 articles)
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me and Martin go way back See more (76 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)

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
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"George A. Romero's Martin" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Tom Savini also did the stunts (and special makeup effects) in the film. His face can clearly be seen in the scene where the street person is hit and rolls over the hood and roof of the car.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the encounter in his bedroom with Martin, Tada Cuda is seen walking to his store with another man. In the next cut in front of the door the man is not there.See more »
Quotes:
Tada Cuda:You were sent here or you asked to come?
Father Howard:I was sent by the diocese, when Father Carelli retired.
Tada Cuda:Retired? Huh! Father Carelli is younger than I am. He asked to leave. He left like the rest of them. He thinks this town is finished!
Father Howard:[With mock solemnity] No, he has cancer. He's very near the end. In fact, I haven't heard, he may be gone.
[Crosses himself]
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
me and Martin go way back, 10 January 2007
Author: jonathan-577 from Canada

I probably watched it 100 times in high school, although I probably haven't put it on in this decade. And how does it look now that Uncle Fuzzy has replaced my old Betamax copy? Well the first thing I noticed was the fine detail of the bored-housewives this teenage vampire gets mixed up with, and how that milieu really does affect their behaviour and hence the plot. I noticed that the bits of romantic dialogue that I used to find shudderingly cheesy are DELIBERATELY that, because that's how these people would actually talk. I noticed that old Tata Cuda, the colonel-sanders-like uncle who is out to save Martin's soul, is not completely unsympathetic, not due to anything the conservative old codger actually does, but due to the fact that Lincoln Maazel's performance is - I can hardly even type it - UNDERSTATED. I noticed that Romero's smoking-priest cameo is even more hilarious and apt than I remembered it. I saw how this guy can barely pack into one movie everything he's trying to get across, new stuff just keeps happening - he's not connecting the dots or marking time, he's inventing something new. And I asked myself again whether this puberty-parable-for-grownups is an even greater film than Romero's anticapitalism-for-teenyboppers. And once again I just dunno.

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