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Love at First Bite (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 27 April 1979 (USA)
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lt. Ferguson
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Reverend Mike
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Judge R. Thomas
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Flashlight Vendor
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Guy in Elevator
Bob Basso ...
T.V. Repairman
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Priest
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Mobster
Hazel Shermet ...
Mrs. Knockwurst (Lady in Elevator)
Stanley Brock ...
Erwin Newman (Cab Driver)
Danny Dayton ...
Billy
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Storyline

This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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I don't drrrink vine, and I don't smmooke sheet. See more »

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Comedy

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27 April 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula Sucks  »

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$43,885,000 (USA)
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Trivia

According to the book "The Psychotronic Encyclopaedia of Film", the film's director Stan Dragoti "...was busted for cocaine possession in Europe on the way to Cannes to promote Love at First Bite (1979)". See more »

Goofs

After biting the wino and waking up with a hangover, Dracula says "Vat vas dat eediot drinking? It tastes like the Volga River at low tide!" The Volga doesn't flow through or near Romania, so a Romanian count wouldn't be familiar with the flavor of its water. And the Volga empties into the Caspian Sea, an endorheic basin which isn't connected to the oceans, and doesn't experience tides. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Count Dracula: Children of the night, shut up!
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Connections

Featured in Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly by Night
Words and Music by Charles Bernstein, Joe Long, Steve Hines
Performed by Patricia Hodges
Produced by Joe Long and Robbie Adcock for Rolling Coaster Productions
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Got the Dracula thing right!
30 October 2004 | by (Kalamazoo Michigan) – See all my reviews

I'm big on the older vampire films--Bela Lugosi, Frank Langella (although Gary Oldman was darned sexy). "Love at First Bite" was a brilliant spoof of the original Dracula. The update of Dracula in New York has been redone many times but not as well as this. Okay, it's a little dated with the disco vibe and the clothing, but George Hamilton's campy accent and deep Dracula gaze were perfect. The writer and George Hamilton had obviously studied the Bela Lugosi version carefully, and there are many references to famous lines, e.g., "I never drink...wine." Reviewers who knock this movie don't know the source material very well. Richard Benjamin, Artie Johnson, and Susan St. James were a great supporting cast.


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