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Once Bitten (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 15 November 1985 (USA)
A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall.

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World War I Ace Vampire (as Jeb Adams)
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Robin Klein ...
Glen Mauro ...
Twin Vampire #1
Gary Mauro ...
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Moll Flanders Vampire
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Mr. Kendall
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The Countess has a problem. She is a 400 year old vampire who will cease to look young unless she is able to feed on a virgin three times before the upcoming Halloween, a week away. She sends Sebastian, her servant and all of her lesser vampires out to find one. Finding a virgin is difficult in 1980s Los Angeles. Mark has a problem. He wants to 'do it' with Robin in the worst way, but she wants to wait. Jamie and Russ, Mark's goofy friends convince him to go to a Hollywood pick up spot where Mark meets the Countess, on the prowl. Robin's not going to understand this. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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$3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,025,657 (USA) (17 November 1985)

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$10,000,000 (USA)
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The painting of the Countess was modeled after "Madonna," a 19th century painting by Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch. The original plan was that the seedy side of Hollywood would be depicted, with a production design patterned after Munch's art, but director Howard Storm instead opted to focus on the 1980s neon glow of Hollywood. See more »

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In the Laundromat scene when Jamie and Russ are talking you can't see outside through the glass but you can see the ceiling lights reflected in the glass (As in darkness/nighttime). Although it was daylight when they left Mark to try to pick up chicks in the previous scene. See more »

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Jamie: How'd you like to have your crotch set on fire?
Sebastian: [stepping back] Ooooh! Rough trade!
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FACE TO FACE
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Written by David H. Sterry (as D. Sterry) and Richard Zatorski (as R. Zatorski)
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One of Jim's Originals
18 December 2003 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Jim Carrey is hilarious and this is just the beginning of the stars career. It's plot is nothing special and the acting is alright but Jim makes this movie. You will need to see this movie if you are a fan of Jim's. This is a great film and definitely classic for 80's film. Check this film out soon. It is a winner.


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