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Innocent Blood (1992)

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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Lenny
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Gilly
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Tony
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Joe Gennaro
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Sallie (The Shark) Macelli
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Jacko
Tony Lip ...
Frank
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Ray
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Marsh
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Dave Flinton
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U.S. Attorney Sinclair
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Emmanuel 'Manny' Bergman
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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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The Comedy That Takes a Bite Out of Crime See more »


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

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25 September 1992 (USA)  »

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A French Vampire in America  »

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$4,972,818 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One scene features a television set that's showing Alfred Hitchcock's cameo in Strangers on a Train (1951). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Sallie (The Shark) Macelli: I'm going to grind you down to blood and screams.
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The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, vampires, places, buildings and products is intended or should be inferred. See more »


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That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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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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