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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 more »

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Count Vladimir Dracula
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Cindy Sondheim
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Dr. Jeffery Rosenberg / Van Helsing
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Lt. Ferguson
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Renfield
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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)
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Erwin Newman (Cab Driver)
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Billy
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VW Man
David Ketchum ...
Customs Inspector
Lidia Kristen ...
Commissare Woman
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Russell
Susan Tolsky ...
Model Agent
Robin Dee Adler ...
Woman in Nightgown
Jack Baker ...
N.Y. Thug (as John Anthony Bailey)
Paul Barselou ...
Bloodbank Guard
Laurie Beach ...
Little Girl
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
Lady with Cat
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Busboy
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Motorcycle Cop
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TWA Agent (as Ding Dingle)
Shelly Garrett ...
N.Y. Thug
Alan Haufrect ...
Photographer
Michael Heit ...
Bellboy #2
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Morty
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Limo Driver
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
Citizen Outside Castle
Ed Marshall ...
Edward Calvin, News Reporter
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Intern (as Joe Medalis)
Rose Michtom ...
Elderly Lady
Debbie Javor ...
Nurse (as Deborah Kim Moore)
Robert Nadder ...
Bellevue Doctor
Dino Natali ...
Man Outside Castle
Jerold Pearson ...
Hippie in Customs
Judy Penrod ...
Stewardess
Hal Ralston ...
Police Sergeant
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Mourner
Merrie Lynn Ross ...
Lady in Apartment
Whitney Rydbeck ...
Male Commissare
Rolfe Sedan ...
Maitre d'
Cicely Walper ...
Grandmother
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Hotel Manager (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Dan Patterson ...
Cop (uncredited)
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Dancer in Nightclub (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stan Dragoti

Written by (WGA)

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Robert Kaufman ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Kaufman ... (story) and
Mark Gindes ... (story)
 
Bram Stoker ... (character Dracula) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Joel Freeman ... producer
George Hamilton ... executive producer
Robert Kaufman ... executive producer
Melvin Simon ... producer
Harold Vanarnum ... associate producer

Music by

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Charles Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Edward Rosson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mort Fallick
Allan Jacobs

Editorial Department

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Jeff Freeman ... assistant editor
Donald L. Slemp ... assistant editor (as Donald Slemp)

Casting By

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Michael McLean

Production Design by

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Serge Krizman

Set Decoration by

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Ethel Robins Richards ... (as Ethel Richards)

Makeup Department

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Dorothy J. Pearl ... key makeup artist
Bren Plaistowe ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Bill Badalato ... production manager (as William Badalato)
Jere Henshaw ... executive in charge of production
Robert S. Lecky ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert P. Cohen ... second assistant director (as Robert Cohen)
Gray Johnson ... second unit director
Don Zepfel ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Allan Lotta ... construction coordinator
Sal Sommatino ... property master

Sound Department

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Don J. Bassman ... sound recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Ronald G. Cogswell ... production sound mixer (as Ron Cogswell)
Andy Kopetzky ... sound editor
James E. Nownes ... sound editor (as Jim Nownes)
William Jacobs ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Allen Hall ... special effects
Kevin Pike ... special effects foreman: additional photography
Robert G. Willard ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Anthony Doublin ... director of miniature photography (uncredited)
Hal Miles ... visual effects technician (uncredited)
Harry Walton ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Gray Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Sonny Landham ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank James Sparks ... stunt performer (uncredited)
James Winburn ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Matt Cantrell ... best boy
Jack Courtland ... camera operator
John Elsenbach ... photographer: second unit
Frank Keever ... key grip
Robin Krause ... still photographer
Bradford May ... assistant camera
Wayne Mort ... grip best boy
Frank Sontag ... chief electrician
Ricki-Ellen Brooke ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Chavez ... wardrobe: men
Shanan Harrell ... wardrobe: women (as Shannan Harrell)
China Machado ... fashion coordinator
Gilda Texter ... wardrobe: women

Location Management

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Michael Neale ... location manager

Music Department

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Dan Carlin Sr. ... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Daniel Allan Carlin ... music editor (as Dan Carlin)

Transportation Department

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Dick Johnson ... transportation coordinator (as Richard Johnson)
James A. Lundin ... generator operator

Other crew

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Billy Badalato ... production assistant
Samai Brown ... production coordinator
Susan Figueroa ... assistant: Mr. Kaufman
Phyllis Gardner ... publicist
Sarah Handleman ... secretary to producers
Richard Katz ... assistant: Mr. Dragoti
Barbara Persons ... production auditor
Alicia Rivera Frankl ... production executive (as Alicia Alon)
Alex Romero ... choreographer
Judy Rosenthal ... script supervisor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines I don't drrrink vine, and I don't smmooke sheet. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dracula Sucks (United States)
  • Le vampire de ces dames (France)
  • Liebe auf den ersten Biss (Germany)
  • Amor al primer mordisco (Spain)
  • Любовь с первого укуса (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The theatrical movie was well known for its signature song played during the disco sequence, the disco classic "I Love the Nightlife" sung by Alicia Bridges. Due to licensing issues, the song has been removed from most TV broadcasts and all DVD transfers, and replaced by a different song, a cover version of "The Man That I Love". The Bridges song is still listed in the closing credits, and is also heard on the original trailer (included on the DVD) which had it excerpted no less than three times. Fans of the song and the movie worldwide have been furious about its removal from the DVD release. Fortunately, "I Love the Night Life" was restored for the Region 1 Blu-ray released by Shout! Factory in 2015. See more »
Goofs The magazine the Count is reading in the first scene is shown in close up as "Pizazz", but in longer shots is "Ladies Home Journal." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Fly by Night See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Count Dracula: Children of the night, shut up!
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