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The Addiction (1995)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Drama  |  6 October 1995 (USA)
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

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Anthropology Student
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Missionary
Jamal Simmons ...
Black's Friend (as Jamel 'RedRum' Simmons)
Robert W. Castle ...
Narrator / Priest (as Father Robert Castle)
Michael A. Fella ...
Cop (as Michael Fella)
Louis Katz ...
Doctor (as Dr. Louis A. Katz)
Leroy Johnson ...
Homeless Victim
Fred Williams ...
Homeless Victim
Avron Coleman ...
Cellist
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Kathleen Conklin, a doctoral student in philosophy, finds herself with a new perspective on the nature of evil and humanity after being bitten by a vampire in New York City.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive.

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Dependenta  »

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$302,393 (USA)
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[Kathleen Conklin and Jean are discussing the concept of war criminals]
Kathleen Conklin: It was the whole country. They were all guilty. How can you single out one man?
Jean: Well, you can't jail a whole country, you know. They needed a scapegoat. He was the unlucky one who got caught.
Kathleen Conklin: No, I don't think luck had anything to do with it. I mean, how did he get over there? Who put the gun in his hand? They say that he was guilty of killing women and babies. How many bombs were dropped that did the exact same thing? How ...
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Vivaldi Cello Concerto In A Minor
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Performed by Avron Coleman
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Addicted to evil
29 February 2004 | by (Catania Italy) – See all my reviews

I saw The Addiction just last night, and what I've immediately thought was...wow...that' impressive! Talking about addiction, Ferrara actually talks about human beings. Addiction, that today in many ways affects all of us, is the symptom of human condition, the alarm of evil which is inside every man. The big metaphor of the difficulty to detox from an addiction puts into light the difficulty to avoid evil, we "suck" other people's blood, as kathlin does, to satisfy out thirst and our anger, to satisfy our selfishness and our incapability to glorify the human race. Kathlin is all of us, is the violent and wide primitive man and she is the man of today, self- concentrated on his own distinctive addiction, unable to loose himself from the original sin and human sin.


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