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Innocent Blood (1992)

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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Gennaro
Sallie (The Shark) Macelli
Tony Lip ...
Dave Flinton
Rohn Thomas ...
U.S. Attorney Sinclair
Emmanuel 'Manny' Bergman


Marie has two appetites, sex and blood. Her career as a vampire is going along fine until two problems come up, she is interrupted while feeding on Sal (the shark) Macelli and she begins to develope a relationship with the policeman who has been trying to put Sal away. Sal wakes up in the morgue very confused and very thirsty. He goes back to his old haunts and begins to create an organized crime family of vampires while Marie and her policeman lover hunt him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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From The Director of "An American Werewolf in London" See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A French Vampire in America  »

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Box Office


$4,972,818 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Landis: [SYNW] advertised on the marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar. The car crash at the Shadyside gas station scene was filmed in Squirrel Hill, and the nearby multiplex cinema changed its marquee to be "See You Next Wednesday" every night after closing. The movie itself featured no footage of that theater (or the street it's on), although it's possible that it was edited out. See more »


When Manny (in hospital) dies and becomes a vampire, his heart briefly stops, causing the EKG to sound an alarm before it starts beating again. He then wakes up and detaches the EKG leads, which ought to trigger another alarm but does not. See more »


News Photographer: Let's go! Move it!
Joe: What's the rush?
News Photographer: Macelli's car smashed into a gas station in Shadyside.
Joe: What was the meat wagon doing up there?
News Photographer: Macelli was driving!
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Crazy Credits

Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle See more »


Features Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »


Written and performed by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Performed by Rhythm Syndicate
Courtesy of Impact Records
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User Reviews

Featherweight dark comedy about a sexy bloodsucker, though exceptionally well-done
7 October 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

John Landis is not the type of director who goes for any deeper meaning in his films outside of the occasional well-staged car chase in heavy traffic; however, this time, working with Michael Wolk's first-rate screenplay, he excels in narrative as well as in visual form. An undercover cop in Pittsburgh, posing as a thief for the Mob, becomes attracted to the scintillating French woman who is hellbent on killing kingpin Robert Loggia (seems she's a bloodsucker by night--and forgot to "finish the food" the evening she put the bite on Loggia's Sal the Shark!). Not terribly bright, but full of puckish black humor and one exciting, masterfully staged sequence after another. And when things calm down a bit, as with the motel sequence between hot twosome Anne Parillaud and Anthony LaPaglia, Landis is adept at smoothly changing the movie's rhythm. It's an impressive, gory, foul-mouthed, yet adrenalized and satirical piece of work, Landis' best. *** from ****

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