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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

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

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Detective Justice
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Silas Green
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Dr. Zeko
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Capt. Dewey
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Nikki, Rita's Roomate (as Simbi Khali)
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Eva, Julius' Girl
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Anthony (as Nick Corri)
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Thrasher
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Bartender
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Mrs. Brown
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Storyline

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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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A comic tale of horror and seduction.


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

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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,900,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Det. Rita Veder: [to Detective Justice] I know what you always say: 'Everything by the book.' But what if this ain't in the book? Huh? Going by the book won't solve it.
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Soundtracks

No Woman, No Cry
By Vincent Ford
Performed by Hugh Masekela
Courtesy of The RCA/Novus Label of BMG Music
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Not The Travesty Some Claim
24 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maximillian (Eddie Murphy) 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.

Some have said this film is the worst for Murphy and for Wes Craven, with Murphy saying the wig he had to wear was a big part of the problem. Now, looking back almost twenty years later, the wig does not look bad, and this was far from rock bottom for Murphy. For Craven, it may not be his strongest film, but it may also not be his worst ("Cursed" is pretty bad).

Seriously, this is not that bad of a film, even if the humor never hits exactly right.


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