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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

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Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Drácula: Muerto pero feliz  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,693,649 (USA)
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Trivia

Leslie Nielsen's wig when Renfield arrives at the castle and when Dracula goes to the ball was inspired by Dracula's hair in the beginning of the then recent Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) which had been directed by Francis Ford Coppola and had won three Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

When Dracula has Harker by the neck in the attic scene, his mouth movements don't match with what he's saying. See more »

Quotes

Mina Murray: [after Dr.Steward catches Jonathan with his hands on Mina's behind] Without any reason, he put his hands on me!
Jonathan Harker: [exasperate] But she told me to touch it!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »

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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

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Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
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"Polodnik!!!!!" "Abalutsa!!!!"
22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I still don't understand how this movie isn't regarded as a comedy classic. While still displaying appropriate atmosphere and thematic technique, this film just simmers with good, old-style Mel Brooks comedy, and is hilarious throughout. For starters, the script is well written, and contains a nice mix of simple gags and more subtle comedy. Similarly, while the movie is clearly satire, it displays more than enough original material to warrant genuine praise. As is often the case, however, all these facts pale in comparison to one simple truth: the performers MAKE this film. Leslie Neilsen and Mel Brooks shine as two of the major characters, while smaller gems are found in the performances of Steven Webber and Peter MacNicol; truly, MacNicol's performance is unbelievable, and is a testament to his range as an actor. Bottom line, this is simply a lovely film, and deserves much more respect than it has been given, both commercially and critically. If you haven't, do yourself a favor, and watch this movie, although you might want to watch a handful of the classic Dracula films first, just for comedic context. Enjoy!!


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