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Tab Murphy (written by)
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Release Date:
6 May 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire... See more » | Full synopsis »
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I love this movie! See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Robert Sean Leonard ... Jeremy Capello

LeeAnne Locken ... Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
Cheryl Pollak ... Darla Blake

Cecilia Peck ... Nora
Fannie Flagg ... Mrs. Capello
Kenneth Kimmins ... Mr. Capello

Evan Mirand ... Ralph
Michelle La Vigne ... Flo
Harvey Christiansen ... George

David Warner ... Professor McCarthy

Paul Willson ... Grimsdyke

Rene Auberjonois ... Modoc
Erica Zeitlin ... Gloria
Gary Chason ... Drivers Ed Instructor

Kathy Bates ... Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)

John Chappell ... Buddy Blake
Jill Bianchini ... Waitress
J.P. Conroy ... Butcher
Amelia Kinkade ... Brunette in Punk Bar (as Mimi Kincaide)
E. Linda Moore ... Girl at Bar (as Linda Moore)
Marianne Simpson ... Blonde in Punk Bar
Staness Caroll ... Redhead in Punk Bar
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Bouncer (as Ronald P. Rondell)
Chris Wycliff ... Police Officer #1

Coy Sevier ... Police Officer #2
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Directed by
Jimmy Huston 
 
Writing credits
Tab Murphy (written by)

Produced by
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... producer (as Dennis Murphy)
Tab Murphy .... associate producer
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Steve Dorff 
 
Cinematography by
James Bartle 
 
Film Editing by
Janice Hampton 
Gail Yasunaga 
 
Casting by
Pennie DuPont  (as Pennie du Pont)
 
Production Design by
Michael Molly 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeanette Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Rona Lamont 
 
Makeup Department
Christy Belt .... hair stylist
Christy Belt .... makeup artist
Shirley Bukrey .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ken Aguado .... executive in charge of production
Tina Brawner .... production manager
Matthew Irmas .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sanford Hampton .... first assistant director
Kristi Morais .... second assistant director (as Kristie Morais)
Blake Pratz .... additional second assistant director
Spiro Razatos .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Jim Cavalucci .... scenic artist (as Jim Cavulucci)
Walter T. Celestine Jr. .... carpenter (as Walter C. Celestine Jr.)
Catherine Davis .... assistant property master
Danny Everett .... art swing
Barbara Haberecht .... leadman
Richard G. Huston .... set designer (as Richard Huston)
Jill Johnson .... second assistant property master
Holly McDonald .... property master
Rodney Rincon .... art swing
Chuck Singleton .... construction coordinator
Ivy Whisnant .... construction
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound editor
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Carole Black .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Bushelman .... supervising sound editor
Norval D. Crutcher III .... assistant sound editor
Norval D. Crutcher .... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... supervising sound editor
Tim Himes .... sound mixer
John Paul Jones .... sound editor
Rudy J. Lara .... apprentice sound editor
Murray McFadden .... sound recording engineer
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Art Names .... sound mixer
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan C. Smith .... boom operator
Stephen Stalheim .... assistant sound editor (as Steve Stalheim)
Beth Sterner .... sound editor
Bob Waller .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Buzz Bundy .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Christina Fong .... stunts (as Christina Fung)
Greg Gault .... stunts (as Gregory G. Gault)
Andy Gill .... stunts
David M. Graves .... stunts
Roy E. Harrison .... stunts (as Roy Harrison)
Freddie Hice .... stunts (as Freddie Hile)
Terry Jackson .... stunts
J.D. Martin .... stunts: BMW specialist
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
Fred M. Warsh .... stunts
Wendell Wasinger .... stunts: BMW specialist
Fred Waugh .... stunts (as Fred M. Waugh)
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Brennaman .... second assistant camera
Shirley Bukrey .... still photographer
Carl Christensen .... gaffer
Brown Cooper .... first assistant camera
Jim Dinn .... electrician
Linda Field .... grip
Austin Goss .... grip
Andy Graham .... additional second assistant camera
Steve Graves .... grip
Jim Cody Harrington .... best boy grip
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... key grip (as Jeff Howery)
Levie Isaacks .... camera operator
George Mays .... best boy electric
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Michael Vacker .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ric Johnson .... casting: Houston
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... wardrobe supervisor
Eva Prappas .... wardrobe assistant
Scilla Scandiuzzi .... wardrobe assistant
Bernie White .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Albert Gasser .... assistant film editor
Anny Lowery .... assistant film editor
Goran Milutinovic .... assistant film editor
John Morris .... assistant film editor
Paul Parsons .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Larry Herbstritt .... orchestrator
David Tweet .... assistant music editor
Stan Witt .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
John Anderson .... driver
Ray Bellamy .... transportation captain
Amy Broad .... driver
Homer G. Brown .... driver (as Homer Brown)
Brad Grzesiek .... driver (as Brad Grzessieck)
Bobby Keigley .... driver
Michael Kern .... transportation coordinator
Robert J. Manning .... driver (as Bob Manning)
Lonnie Micks .... driver
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver (as Jimmy Pickens)
 
Other crew
Linda Brattain .... assistant production accountant
Carlos Compean .... production assistant
Michael Davidson .... craft service
Jock Evans .... production assistant
Diedre Green .... production assistant
Mike Harrowing .... location manager
Travis Hasler .... production assistant
Joe Kee .... production assistant
Francine Lauzon .... production coordinator
Kassie O'Connell .... assistant to producer
Eagle Pennell .... location manager (as Eagle Penell)
Alicia Rivera Frankl .... production accountant (as Alicia Alon)
Frank Schnider .... production assistant
Suzanne Sherrill .... assistant to director
Randy Smith .... production assistant
Nicholas Toth .... animal handler (as Nick Toth)
Charlene Webb .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Teenage Vampire" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The poster seen in Jeremy's bedroom is the Downtown Houston skyline with fireworks in the background - these posters were promotions for the Rendevous Houston event held in 1986.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jeremy rolls over the car during the police chase, you can clearly see that only the stunt driver is in the car.See more »
Quotes:
Jeremy Capello:[after ordering lots of meat and then a pint of pig's blood] Uh.. how much for just the blood...?
Butcher:[grinning] First time, eh, kid?
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Movie Connections:
References "Adam-12" (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bad Blood Slam DanceSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I love this movie!, 9 May 2006
Author: Mordsith_T from United States

Yes, it is campy. But it is supposed to be a comedy. The movie is very entertaining and fun to watch. Reminds you of high school. Especially if you went to high school during the eighties. The jokes are cute. The scenes are embarrassing to the characters. Reminisent of high school angst. Which makes it good entertainment.

The story can be a good metaphor for other things if you really think about it.

My 12 year old daughter likes the movie too. So it can cross generation gaps easily. It is a movie that anyone can let their child under the age of 12 watch. Just get some popcorn and enjoy it.

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