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Dracula -- In this retelling of the classic tale, Frank Langella stars as the bloodthirsty Count and Sir Laurence Olivier is his nemesis, Van Helsing, who is determined to end Transylvania's terror.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
W.D. Richter (screenplay)
Hamilton Deane (play) ...
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Release Date:
20 July 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Throughout history, he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire. See more »
Plot:
Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is the sexiest Dracula ever made. See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frank Langella ... Count Dracula

Laurence Olivier ... Prof. Abraham Van Helsing

Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Jack Seward

Kate Nelligan ... Lucy Seward

Trevor Eve ... Jonathan Harker
Jan Francis ... Mina Van Helsing
Janine Duvitski ... Annie

Tony Haygarth ... Milo Renfield
Teddy Turner ... Swales

Sylvester McCoy ... Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
Kristine Howarth ... Mrs. Galloway
Joe Belcher ... Tom Hindley
Ted Carroll ... Scarborough Sailor
Frank Birch ... Harbormaster
Gabor Vernon ... Captain of Demeter
Frank Henson ... Demeter Sailor
Peter Wallis ... Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Meaden ... Asylum Nurse (uncredited)
Terry Walsh ... Dead Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by
John Badham 
 
Writing credits
W.D. Richter (screenplay)

Hamilton Deane (play) and
John L. Balderston (play)

Bram Stoker (novel)

Produced by
Marvin Mirisch .... executive producer (as Marvin E. Mirisch)
Walter Mirisch .... producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Peter Murton 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Colin Jamison .... hair stylist
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist
Jane Royle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hugh Harlow .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... second unit director
Anthony Wave .... assistant director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Andy Andrews .... property master
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Reg Richards .... construction manager
Peter Young .... set dresser
Andy Aitken .... plasterer (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Guyett .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Dennis Murray .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recordist
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Jeremy Hume .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... special effects
Michael Dawson .... special effects assistant
Tad Krzanowski .... special effects (uncredited)
Michael White .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Maurice Binder .... visual consultant
Brian Smithies .... models
Albert Whitlock .... special visual effects
Henry Schoessler .... matte crew (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Powell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Berner .... assistant camera
Leslie Dear .... additional photographer
Wick Finch .... electrician
Roy Ford .... camera operator
Ray Hall .... grip
Harry Oakes .... additional photographer
Bob Penn .... still photographer (as Robert Penn)
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Peter Taylor .... assistant camera
Roy Larner .... best boy (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... pilot: camera helicopter (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda Dabbs .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Chris Ridsdale .... assistant editor (as Christopher Ridsdale)
 
Location Management
Jim Brennan .... location manager
Philip Kohler .... location manager
 
Music Department
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
John Williams .... conductor
 
Other crew
Gordon Arnell .... publicist
Bee Broomfield .... production secretary
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Len Cave .... production accountant
Reg Dent .... horse master
Jan Francis .... dance arranger
John Holmes .... animal coordinator
Julie Thompson .... assistant: Mr. Badham
Joyce Turner .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
109 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (theatrical rating) | USA:R (DVD/Blu-Ray Rating) | USA:R (Digital Streaming) | USA:R (certificate #25621) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sylvester McCoy was interviewed for Renfield.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt double when Dracula kills Van Helsing with a stake.See more »
Quotes:
Count Dracula:You fools! Do you think with your crosses and your wafers you can destroy me? Me! You do not know how many men have come against me. I am the *king* of my kind! You have accomplished nothing, Van Helsing. Time is on my side. In a century, when you are dust, I shall wake and call Lucy, my queen, from her grave. I have in my time had many brides, Mr. Harker. But I shall set Lucy above them all.
Jonathan Harker:You won't get Lucy!
Count Dracula:She's mine already.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Coming Soon (1982) (V)See more »

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43 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
This is the sexiest Dracula ever made., 3 November 2003
Author: FastFlo from Los Angeles, California

Having seen almost all the Dracula and vampire movies ever made, I have to say this one is my modern favorite. I never understood why all those women went so willingly with Bela Lugosi. I mean, he scares me to death. But Frank Langella. Well. What can I say? He's so beautiful and suave, I started taking iron just in case he dropped by for a sip. About 1 hour into the movie is the sexiest scene I have ever watched. And there is NO nudity. All the women I know who have seen this movie know exactly where and when this scene is. Anything else that needs to taken care of is done BEFORE this scene plays. It is always very quiet while it plays and we always watch that it more than once.

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