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Once Bitten (1985)

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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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Stuart Charno ...
Robin Klein ...
Glen Mauro ...
Twin Vampire #1
Gary Mauro ...
Twin Vampire #2
Carey More ...
Moll Flanders Vampire
Peter Elbling ...
Richard Schaal ...
Mr. Kendall
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Storyline

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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Mark Kendall just found out that his one-night stand has been around for centuries. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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15 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Primeira Dentada  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,212,601 (USA)
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Trivia

As scripted, the bum's reaction in the confessional was, "Pass me the toilet paper - I'm all out on this side." The line was changed in post production because executive producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. felt the original dialogue would get the film condemned by the Catholic church. See more »

Goofs

In the costume party/dance scene, when Robin and Countess are having a dance fight over Mark, the camera is zooming in on the dance, to the very left of the screen you can see the lens hood of a second camera zooming in. See more »

Quotes

Russ: Tell us what happened, man! Blow by beautiful blow! Did you undress her slowly? Like first, revealing big lucious magoombas?
Jamie: Did she have any tattoos or scars or anything?
Mark Kendall: I told you I don't remember! If you guys are so interested in my sexual failures, why don't you go have a few of your own?
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

THE PICTURE
Performed by Hubert Kah
Music by Hubert Kah (as Hubert Kemmler), Markus Löhr (as Markus Loehr) and Klaus Hirschenberger
Lyrics by Richard Palmer-James
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i don't think this reviewer was paying much attention....
16 December 2013 | by (miami (aka, northern cuba)) – See all my reviews

at the beginning of the movie, the "degenerates from downstairs" mention that the only virgin they can find is an ll year old boy. the countess immediately grimaces and says, "don't be gross."

also, the dance fight scene doesn't take place at a halloween dance. it takes place at a PRE HALLOWEEN BOP. there are signs all over the movie proclaiming it as PRE halloween. during the actual scene, there's a huge sign on stage announcing that all the students are at a PRE halloween bop. you may have missed it.

my biggest complaint was the use of fire to hold off the vampires. if the vampires are so deathly afraid of fire, why would they light so many candles and torches all around them? :)


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