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Blood & Donuts (1995)

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A vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop.

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Boya
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Earl (as Justin Louis)
Helene Clarkson ...
Molly
Fiona Reid ...
Rita
Frank Moore ...
Pierce
Hadley Kay ...
Axel
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Crime Boss
J. Winston Carroll ...
Bernie
Earl Pastko ...
Donut Shop Junkie
Sam Malkin ...
Hotel Clerk
Susan Kottman ...
Old Lady (as Susan Koffmann)
Charles Hayter ...
Old Wino
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Storyline

In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, who is having trouble with two criminals, and falls in love for the waitress Molly. Meanwhile, his former passion of 1969, Rita, who misses her lost youth, is trying to locate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There's a place between the living and the dead... and it's open 24 hours.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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9 September 1995 (Canada)  »

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CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Stephen: Am I employing retards? I have nothing against retards in general, I just can't afford to employ them.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Sleep In Late
Written by Andrew Whiteman and Dave Wall (as David Wall)
Performed by Dave Wall (as David Wall)
Courtesy of Hypnotic Records
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Not your usual vampire movie
19 September 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Don't let the lurid cover fool you; this isn't a stupid direct-to-video release with bad dialogue & gratuitous gore. Instead, it's a thoughtful and rather bittersweet movie about a reluctant vampire and his attempts to maintain human contact in the face of insurmountable obstacles.

Returning from a self-imposed exile, Boya lives a marginal existence, eating rats in a flophouse,and mourning human friends gone by. Yet,he is drawn to light and life in the form of a neighborhood donut shop and it's fresh-faced counter girl. He also befriends a good-hearted cabbie who dreams of better things and owes money to the wrong kind of people. (And look for David Cronenberg in a juicy cameo role.)

This film is a breath of fresh air in the recent spate of vampire movies which appear to be nothing but an excuse to snarl insults and spray fake blood. Well-acted, well-written, well-directed....go and rent it. You'll be glad you did.




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