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Dracula (1992)

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The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quincey P. Morris (as Bill Campbell)
Jay Robinson ...
Mr. Hawkins
I.M. Hobson ...
Laurie Franks ...
Lucy's Maid


This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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The blood is life. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bram Stoker's Dracula  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,521,679, 15 November 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,862,692, 31 December 1993
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus's autobiography (published in March 2014) Francis Ford Coppola's main influence and inspiration for the cinematography and visual design of this film, was F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922). Ballhaus considers Coppola's visually inventive film one of his favorite achievements as a Cinematographer, and the last great "must-see" film by Coppola. See more »


Elisabeta's eyebrows and eyelids twitch visibly when Prince Vlad stumbles down to view her dead body. See more »


Dracula: I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness.
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References Vampyr (1932) See more »


Love Song for a Vampire
(from 'Bram Stoker's Dracula')
Produced by Stephen Lipson
Written and Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Muenchen GmbH
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Oldman is the Best Dracula Ever!
14 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is the best rendition of Dracula ever captured on film. Gary Oldman's dark and sensual personae outshines any other vampire who ever dare put on a cape. To me Gary Oldman is the most talented and underrated actor ever. He becomes who he is playing, however in this role... Dracula became him... Oldman set the bar so high it is untouchable even to Bela Lugosi. Winona Ryder's delicateness suited the role of Mina/Elisabeta nicely and Keanu Reeves played the unsuspecting and naive Jonathan with satisfaction. However the whole movie comes together because of Gary Oldman's intoxicating essence. He draws the viewers into his darkness and passion and guides them through until the end. This film is drastically romantic and hauntingly captivating- just like a real Dracula movie should be. The cinematography deserved Oldman's phenomenal performance and perfectly created a true vampire realm. Francis Ford Coppola is brilliant. This is the spirit of the vampire.

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