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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  27 October 1995 (USA)
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Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Justice
Silas Green
Dr. Zeko
Capt. Dewey
Nikki, Rita's Roomate
Messiri Freeman ...
Eva, Julius' Girl
Kelly Cinnante ...
Policewoman Photographer
Anthony (as Nick Corri)
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Mrs. Brown


Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her blood sucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny. Written by Tony Fontana <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comic tale of horror and seduction.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$19,900,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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On The Directors (1999), Wes Craven suggested that Eddie Murphy ignored his requests to play the character vulnerable, and felt compelled to showcase his comedic talents. See more »


After Julius the Ghoul loses his hand, you can see it several times while he's driving the limo, encased in a latex glove. This is before he acquires the mannequin hand that he shows Maximillian. See more »


Detective Justice: So you say you saw... what?
Silas Green: It was a wolf godammit! A big black stinking ass wolf. The motherfucker jumped of the boat and ran over there. And when it got there the son of a bitch turned into a man. He did the flippflopp shit on me... Just like whore i used to know in Detroit back in -62. I'd go over her house on saturday night... she loved me, man. I'd come through the door, she's a man! Flippfloppin' and shit. You ever seen a motherfucker flippflopp on you and shit like that? In your face ...
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References Shaft (1971) See more »


By Stevie Wonder
Performed by UB40
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Eddie - Funny & Seductive!
13 February 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The only person who can give a fair commentary on this film would be a vampire lover, such as myself. As much as I love to laugh and adore Eddie Murphy's comedic talent, the genre of Vampires is my ultimate favourite topic. Some may say that I'm even slightly obsessed... So when it comes to this film I will say that I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it was a touch cheesy and yes it was funny, but why can't a vampire film make you laugh too? I approached this film with a lot of reservation because I really didn't think Eddie Murphy was vampire material. But Eddie pulled it off. Yes- I feel that he truly did. He had that hypnotic stare and seductive movement that would've paralyzed me too if I was in his presence then too. So I give this movie the thumbs up and not just for vampire lovers and not just for Eddie Murphy fans- this is quite an entertaining film.

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