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Blood Ties (1991)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 27 May 1991
This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and... See full summary »

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Harley Venton ...
Harry Martin / Harlevon Martinescu
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Eli Chelarin
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Amy Lorne (as Kim Johnston-Ulrich)
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Celia
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Butcherbird 'Butch' Vlad
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Cody Puckett
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Chief Hunter
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Marvin
Robert Lesser ...
Talk show host Alex Smart
Nicholas Kepros ...
Vasile
Bill Landrum ...
Guru
Robert Burr ...
Dragomir
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Vampire hunter #2
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Vampire Hunter #3
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Managing editor of the Long Beach Post Gazette
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This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans ...). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the "hunters". He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the "Carpathian American" society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian ... Written by Tom Longshaw <longshaw@signal.dera.gov.uk>

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Horror | Thriller

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27 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Der Klan der Vampire  »

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Celia: Said to Harry as she's seducing him, while he's on the phone to Amy: She's a twinky, all blonde and sticky and full of white goo. But, you know what I'm full of Harry.
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B-movie that doesn't take itself seriously
21 March 2001 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this as it was both funny and put a modern twist on the vampire theme. It's got enough to keep it going although perhaps not for those who like the traditional depictions but fun. Best suited for a late night movie-fest.


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