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Writers (WGA):
Bram Stoker (novel)
James V. Hart (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 November 1992 (USA) See more »
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Oldman ... Dracula

Winona Ryder ... Mina Murray / Elisabeta

Anthony Hopkins ... Professor Abraham Van Helsing

Keanu Reeves ... Jonathan Harker

Richard E. Grant ... Dr. Jack Seward

Cary Elwes ... Lord Arthur Holmwood

Billy Campbell ... Quincey P. Morris (as Bill Campbell)

Sadie Frost ... Lucy Westenra

Tom Waits ... R.M. Renfield

Monica Bellucci ... Dracula's Bride
Michaela Bercu ... Dracula's Bride
Florina Kendrick ... Dracula's Bride
Jay Robinson ... Mr. Hawkins
I.M. Hobson ... Hobbs
Laurie Franks ... Lucy's Maid
Maud Winchester ... Downstairs Maid
Octavian Cadia ... Deacon
Robert Getz ... Priest
Dagmar Stanec ... Sister Agatha
Eniko Öss ... Sister Sylva (as Eniko Oss)

Nancy Linehan Charles ... Older Woman

Tatiana von Furstenberg ... Younger Woman

Jules Sylvester ... Zookeeper
Hubert Wells ... Zookeeper
Daniel Newman ... News Hawker
Honey Lauren ... Peep Show Girl
Judi Diamond ... Peep Show Girl
Robert Buckingham ... Husband

Cully Fredricksen ... Van Helsing's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ele Bardha ... Grave Digger (uncredited)

Alain Blazevic ... Van Helsing's Student (uncredited)

Mark Borkowski ... Van Helsing's Student (uncredited)

Christina Fulton ... Vampire Girl (uncredited)

Jeffery Thomas Johnson ... Van Helsing's Student (uncredited)
Paul Klar ... Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Laren ... Priest (uncredited)

Moreen Littrell ... Impaled Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Murkijanian ... Monk (uncredited)

Adamo Palladino ... Dock Loader (uncredited)
Philip Pucci ... Lorryman (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ... Apothacary (uncredited)

Heidi Schooler ... Young Courtesan (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
Bram Stoker (novel "Dracula")

James V. Hart (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Apted .... executive producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Susan Landau Finch .... associate producer (as Susie Landau)
Fred Fuchs .... producer
James V. Hart .... co-producer
Charles Mulvehill .... producer
Robert O'Connor .... executive producer
John Veitch .... co-producer
Original Music by
Wojciech Kilar 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anne Goursaud 
Glen Scantlebury 
Nicholas C. Smith 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas 
Production Design by
Thomas E. Sanders  (as Thomas Sanders)
Art Direction by
Andrew Precht 
Set Decoration by
Garrett Lewis 
Costume Design by
Eiko Ishioka 
Makeup Department
Stuart Artingstall .... hair stylist: Mr. Oldman
Stuart Artingstall .... wig maker: Mr. Oldman
David P. Barton .... posthetic eye creator
Linda Benavente-Notaro .... special makeup effects assistant (as Linda Notaro)
John Blake .... makeup artist
Roland Blancaflor .... special makeup effects assistant
Mari Bloom .... head hair stylist
Michèle Burke .... hair designer (as Michele Burke)
Michèle Burke .... head makeup artist (as Michele Burke)
Michèle Burke .... makeup designer (as Michele Burke)
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects
Mitch Devane .... special makeup effects assistant (as Mitch DeVane)
Matt Falls .... special makeup effects assistant (as Mat Falls)
Glen Hanz .... special makeup effects assistant
J.C. Logan .... special makeup effects assistant
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist: second unit (as Lola 'Skip' McNally)
Mike Measimer .... special makeup effects assistant
Gilbert A. Mosko .... makeup artist
Gilbert A. Mosko .... makeup department head: second unit
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup application
Josée Normand .... hair stylist (as Josee Normand)
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects assistant
Stephen Prouty .... special makeup effects assistant (as Steve Prouty)
Carol Schwartz .... makeup artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist: second unit
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects assistant
Robert E. Watson .... special makeup effects assistant (as Rob Watson)
Joel Harlow .... armor sculptor (uncredited)
Ursula Hawks .... wig maker (uncredited)
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects artist: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
Production Management
Patricia Churchill .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shery Blanc .... dga trainee (as Sheryl Blanc)
Dan Coffie .... second assistant director: miniature unit
Roman Coppola .... second unit director
Kate Davey .... second assistant director
Peter Giuliano .... first assistant director
Martin Jedlicka .... second second assistant director
Charles Myers .... first assistant director: second unit (as Myers)
W. Thomas Snyder .... second assistant director: second unit
Frank Capra III .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mark Yellen .... first assistant director: screen tests/auditions (uncredited)
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... property master: second unit
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... property master (as Trisha B. Gallaher)
Kirk D. Hansen .... head painter (as Kirk Hansen)
Joseph A. Hodges .... senior set designer (as Joseph Hodges)
John Hoskins .... general foreman (as John W. Hoskins)
Mentor Huebner .... illustrator
Kathleen Hughes .... assistant property master (as Kathleen Devlin Hughes)
Phillis Lehmer .... art department coordinator
Tony Leonardi .... stand-by painter (as Anthony Leonardi)
Ray Mercer Jr. .... property master (as Ray Mercer)
Mike Mignola .... illustrator
Dan Ondrejko .... greensman (as Daniel Ondrejko)
Peter Ramsey .... illustrator (as Peter A. Ramsey)
Marvin Salsberg .... construction coordinator
Alex Scutti Jr. .... staff shop supervisor (as Alexander Scutti III)
Mark Woods .... leadman
Fred Apolito .... propmaker (uncredited)
Julie Brooke Beattie .... assistant property master: second unit (uncredited)
Mauro Borrelli .... illustrator (uncredited)
Elizabeth M. Burhop .... art department research (uncredited)
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer foreman (uncredited)
Dan Colegrove .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Kevin Coyle .... set dresser (uncredited)
Richard Crain .... gangboss (uncredited)
Jon Danniells .... set dresser (uncredited)
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer (uncredited)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Daniel T. Dorrance .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jay Fisher .... Dracula portrait (uncredited)
Scott Garrett .... draper (uncredited)
Sean Haworth .... set designer (uncredited)
Travis Huffman .... propmaker (uncredited)
Gary Isbell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Lynn A. Johanson .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Kent Jones .... painter (uncredited)
Jane Kilkenny .... model builder (uncredited)
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator (uncredited)
David Lowery .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Iain McCaig .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Robert Misetich .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Carl Robarge .... molder/caster (uncredited)
Steven Schwartz .... set designer (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer (uncredited)
Bob Skemp .... greensman (uncredited)
Bruce G. Smith .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Randy Syracuse .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Timothy Vierra .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
John H. Arrufat .... dialogue editor (as J.H. Arrufat)
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor
Steve Borne .... assistant sound editor (as Steve Born)
Zane D. Bruce .... foley walker
Harry Cheney .... dialogue editor (as Harry M. Cheney)
Kim B. Christensen .... assistant sound designer: American Zoetrope
David B. Cohn .... supervising adr editor
Roy Finch .... temp sound mix editor: American Zoetrope
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Mark Gordon .... supervising foley editor
Alan Howarth .... additional sound effects
Robert Janiger .... production sound mixer
Devin Joseph .... assistant sound editor
Mark R. La Pointe .... dialogue editor (as Mark LaPointe)
Catt LeBaigue .... foley editor (as Catherine H. LeBaigue)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor
Cindy Marty .... foley editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor
Jim McKee .... special sound effects editor: American Zoetrope
Frances K. Petrovic .... assistant sound editor
Sanford Ponder .... sound effects editor
John F. Reynolds .... foley editor (as John Reynolds)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Diana J. Rogers .... apprentice sound editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley walker (as Joe Sabella)
Dennis S. Sands .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Jackson Schwartz .... foley mixer
George W. Scott .... boom operator
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
John Sisti .... adr editor (as John L. Sisti)
Greg Stewart .... sound effects editor (as Gregory C. Stewart)
David E. Stone .... supervising sound editor
David F. Van Slyke .... sound effects editor (as David Van Slyke)
Marian Wallace .... sound re-recording mixer
David Williams .... sound effects editor
David W. Alstadter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Kim Aubry .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Gary Boggess .... assistant sound effects editor (uncredited)
Ed Callahan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tina Canny .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Derek Casari .... dubbing engineer (uncredited)
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Andy Murdock .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Andy Newell .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist: final mix fixes (uncredited)
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Yarek Alfer .... chief sculptor (as Jaroslan G. Alfer)
David Blitstein .... special mechanical effects foreman
Michael Lantieri .... special mechanical effects supervisor
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects foreman: second unit (as Darrell D. Pritchett)
Paul Barnes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Steve Bunyea .... special effects (uncredited)
Randy Cabral .... special effects (uncredited)
Jeanna Crawford .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Kim Derry .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Thomas R. Homsher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Hubert .... special effects assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Jamie Hyneman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Matt McDonnell .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tom Pahk .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Brian Tipton .... special effects: first unit (uncredited)
Harold Weed .... key model maker (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... director of matte photography: Matte World
Betzy Bromberg .... optical supervisor
Wade Childress .... matte camera operator: Matte World
Roman Coppola .... visual effects director
Stuart Cudlitz .... optical supervisor: Colossal Pictures
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
Leslie Ekker .... chief modelmaker: miniature unit (as Leslie G. Ekker)
Ellen Erwitt .... visual effects producer: Colossal Pictures
Gary Gutierrez .... visual effects supervisor: Colossal Pictures
Mara Hamilton .... visual effects assistant
Paul Hettler .... visual effects producer: Colossal Pictures
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Kuran .... additional visual effects
Bill Neil .... director of photography: miniature unit
Kevin O'Neill .... additional visual effects
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor: Matte World
Alison Savitch .... visual efffects supervisor
Don Matthew Smith .... visual effects photographer: Colossal Pictures (as Don Smith)
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher Warren .... visual effects camera operator
Larry Arpin .... additional visual effects (uncredited)
Scott Beverly .... mechanical effects technician (uncredited)
Patrick Denver .... miniature set fabricator and operator (uncredited)
David Emerson .... optical lineup (uncredited)
Jenny Fulle .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
John Goodson .... model maker (uncredited)
Dion Hatch .... optical supervisor: CRC (uncredited)
Adam Howard .... visual effects animator (uncredited)
Randy Jonsson .... matte photographer (uncredited)
Jo Martin .... effects editor: VCE (uncredited)
Rich McKay .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Rich McKay .... matte camera operator (uncredited)
Bret Mixon .... roto supervisor (uncredited)
Amy Pawlowski .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Rick Rische .... matte artist: 4-Ward (uncredited)
Tim Scannell .... rotoscope artist / camera operator (uncredited)
Jimi Simmons .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Jim Towler .... model/set supervisor (uncredited)
Pam Vick .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Joe White .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Ray Bickel .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Billy Burton)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts
Hal Burton .... stunts
R.J. Chambers .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Tony Epper .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tommy Huff)
Clay M. Lilley .... stunts (as Clay Lilley)
Clint Lilley .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tommy Rosales)
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... stunts (as Sven Thorsen)
Elliott S. Valderrama .... stunts (as Elliott Valderrama)
Mike Watson .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunts (uncredited)
Dane Farwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Doug Adam Jr.)
Fredrick Albrecht .... key grip: miniature unit (as Frederick Albrecht)
Steven Antoine .... assistant chief lighting technician: miniature unit
Florian Ballhaus .... first assistant camera
Pierre Cane .... chief lighting technician: miniature unit (as Mark 'Pierre' Cane)
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator
Kent H. Jorgensen .... dolly grip
David Katz .... video assist operator
Frank Keever .... key grip: second unit (as Frank J. Keever)
Richard Lewis .... best boy grip: second unit (as Richard C. Lewis)
Charlie McIntyre .... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
George S. Neil .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer
Lowell Peterson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Joe Ritter .... Steadicam operator
David Roth .... second assistant camera
John 'Fest' Sandau .... assistant chief lighting technician (as John Sandau)
Richard Sands .... chief lighting technician (as Richard D. Sands)
Rory Schunke .... best boy: miniature unit
Raphael Sloane .... camera assistant: miniature unit (as Raphael Sloan)
Lonnie Stewart .... dolly grip: second unit (as Lonnie Max Stewart)
Jeffrey Thorin .... second assistant camera
James R. Tynes .... chief lighting technician (as Jim Tynes)
Tom West .... best boy grip (as Tom W. West)
Bryan Yaconelli .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Yaconelli .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Condro .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
James F. Cornick .... pre-rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Michael McGuire .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Cricket Sloat .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Robert Zullo .... rigging tie down grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rick Montgomery .... additional casting
Dan Parada .... additional casting
Dixie Webster .... additional casting
Abi Cohen .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jory Weitz .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... set costumer: women
Jesse Fields .... costumer: men, second unit (as Jesse J. Fields)
Marci R. Johnson .... costumer: women, second unit
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... set costumer: men
Sue Moore .... wardrobe: women
Akiko Sakagame .... assistant to costume designer
Eric H. Sandberg .... wardrobe: men
Richard Shissler .... associate costume designer
Andrea Wallace .... assistant costume designer
Kristin M. Burke .... costume department intern (uncredited)
Randy Gardell .... specialty costume keyperson (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gus Carpenter .... associate editor montage: American Zoetrope unit
Tina Fallani .... assistant film editor
Mildred Iatrou .... assistant film editor
Greg Pestoni .... assistant montage editor: American Zoetrope unit
Martha Pike .... apprentice editor
John Spence .... first assistant film editor
Pam Uzzell .... apprentice editor
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
Samuel H. Hinckley .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Nickolas Perry .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music copyist
Anton Coppola .... conductor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Diamanda Galás .... special vocal performances (as Diamanda Galàs)
Rolf Johnson .... assistant music editor
Wojciech Kilar .... orchestrator
Katherine Quittner .... music editor
Katherine Quittner .... music supervisor
Paul Salamunovich .... conductor: L.A. Master Chorale
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Pollack .... music consultant (uncredited)
Katherine Quittner .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Katherine Quittner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Boyd .... transportation captain: second unit
Maxwell R. Johnson II .... transportation co-captain
Steven R. Molen .... transportation captain
Gregory Dultz .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jeremy Alter .... production assistant
Kim Aubry .... technical supervisor: American Zoetrope
Greg Bell .... main shadow designer
Diane Burstein .... production secretary
P.J. Cameron .... religious consultant
Pat Chapman .... production coordinator
Darren M. Demetre .... production assistant: second unit (as Darren Demetre)
Tony Dingman .... defensive coordinator: American Zoetrope unit
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Mitchel Evans .... additional puppeteer
Tom Fox .... silverfish operator
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Karen Gilbert .... assistant: Mr. Coppola
Christopher Gilman .... technical designer
Jennifer Good .... production assistant
Morton Greenspoon .... contact lens consultant (as Morton K. Greenspoon O.D.)
Gary Gutierrez .... title designer
Mark Harden .... animal trainer
Kelly Householder .... production assistant
Eiko Ishioka .... design collaborator
Kevin Kavanaugh .... assistant: Mr. Coppola
Florina Kendrick .... consultant: Romania, American Zoetrope
Charles Lamm .... technical support: American Zoetrope unit
Don Lewis .... puppet coordinator
Don Lewis .... puppet maker
Don Lewis .... shadow puppeteer
Monique Limery .... craft service (as Monique Limery-Lewis)
Mary Mitchel .... script supervisor: second unit (as Mary M. Patton)
James Murray .... additional puppeteer
Anahid Nazarian .... researcher
Heather Noble .... production assistant
Kathy Orloff .... publicist (as Katherine Orloff)
Andrew Peltz .... production assistant
Whitney Pitkanen .... production assistant
Corky Randall .... horse wrangler
Mike Revell .... production accountant
Katrina Rivers .... production assistant
Anne Ross .... production assistant
Ken Ryan .... production accountant (as Kenneth J. Ryan)
Michael Salven .... production assistant: second unit
Greta Seacat .... dialogue coach
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Richard L. Silver .... contact lens consultant (as Richard L. Silver O.D.)
Michael Smuin .... choreographer: movement for the brides
Van Snowden .... additional puppeteer
Fred Spencer .... mechanical puppet designer/builder
Fred Spencer .... shadow puppeteer
Jody Spilkoman .... production assistant
Alex Stahl .... technical support: American Zoetrope unit
Jim Steranko .... project conceptualist
Jordan Stone .... production assistant
Chris Tragos .... production assistant
Jim Turner .... production accountant (as James Turner)
Joseph T. Walker .... apprentice montage: American Zoetrope
Steven Weisman .... assistant to producer
Mark Bryan Wilson .... additional puppeteer
Leonard Wolf .... historical consultant
April Wren .... assistant to producer
Judy Hallin .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Jon Jashni .... Production Executive (uncredited)
Mayda Renizzi-Holt .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Douglas V.R. Shellow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dale Wibben .... custom made cutter (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
"Bram Stoker's Dracula" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (complete title)
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Rated R for sexuality and horror violence
128 min | 155 min (original cut)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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73 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
An Artistically Rendered Tale Of Darkness, 24 March 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

The most famous vampire in the history of literature and film is brought graphically to life in `Bram Stoker's Dracula,' directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and starring Gary Oldman as the Count from Transylvania. Working from a screenplay (by James Victor Hart) that is a faithful adaptation of the novel, Coppola takes an artistic approach to the material and creates some startling and effective images-- some quite intense and erotic-- to tell the story of Count Dracula and his world of the undead. Unsettling at times, and often shocking, the film is mesmerizing and thoroughly engrossing, delivered with a full palette of colors and shadows that form a backdrop against which the characters so vividly emerge to play out the drama. It's a visual and emotional feast that is satisfying in every respect, beginning with a brief history of Dracula and the circumstances of his life that ultimately allied him with the forces of darkness and evil. Initially, the casting of Gary Oldman as Dracula seemed inauspicious and ill advised; in retrospect, the choice of Oldman was inspired. Though many actors have done the role before and since (Schreck, Lugosi and Lee, just to name a few), Oldman manages to make the character uniquely his own, with a nuanced performance infused with depth and acuity. Even when delivering famous, oft quoted lines from previously filmed versions of the story (Lugosi's `Children of the night, what music they make,' for instance), Oldman makes them spontaneous and fresh, with a conversational tone that makes you feel as if you're hearing them for the first time. His presence is self-assured and menacing, which makes the character strong and intimidating, and you sense his longevity and the dark wisdom afforded him by his many years of existence. There is a fastidiousness about Oldman's methods of inhabiting a character that makes you wonder if there is anything as an actor that is beyond his grasp. At this point, I would think not. As Van Helsing, Anthony Hopkins puts his personal stamp on a well known character as well. His portrayal of the famous professor is zealous and lively, and touched with an eccentricity that makes him an interesting and welcome presence in the film. Winona Ryder, too, gives a believable performance as Mina, a somewhat emotionally challenging role she addresses with the restraint demanded of her by the character. With her dark, winsome looks and natural intensity she is perfect for the part, and displays a femininity that contrasts well with the overt sexuality of Dracula's three `brides.' And Tom Waits gives a memorable performance as the mad, insect-eater, Renfield, as does Sadie Frost, as Lucy, Mina's young and nubile best friend who unwittingly falls prey to Dracula's dark powers. The single member of the cast who seems to struggle a bit with characterization is Keanu Reeves, as Jonathan Harker; he gives a passable performance, but fails to ever get a firm grasp of the character. Still, he has an engaging presence and, though lacking depth, his portrayal is at least credible enough to maintain the continuity of the film. The supporting cast includes Richard E. Grant (Dr. Seward), Cary Elwes (Lord Holmwood) and Bill Campbell (Quincey). Exacting in detail and imaginatively rendered, Coppola's `Bram Stoker's Dracula,' is an impressive, memorable film. By boldly juxtaposing images and shadows, embracing the innate sensuality of the vampire, and blending it all together so seamlessly, Coppola has taken his film, not only to the zenith of the horror genre, but beyond. It's a journey into the regions beyond the known, wherein the forces of darkness thrive and survive; a cinematic experience you'll not soon forget, courtesy of Coppola, a superlative cast, and the magic of the movies. I rate this one 9/10.

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