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Vampire in Brooklyn -- 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.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
27 October 1995 (USA) See more »
A comic tale of horror and seduction.
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Eddie Murphy ... Maximillian / Preacher Pauly / Guido

Angela Bassett ... Det. Rita Veder

Allen Payne ... Detective Justice

Kadeem Hardison ... Julius Jones

John Witherspoon ... Silas Green

Zakes Mokae ... Dr. Zeko

Joanna Cassidy ... Capt. Dewey

Simbi Khali ... Nikki, Rita's Roomate
Messiri Freeman ... Eva, Julius' Girl
Kelly Cinnante ... Policewoman Photographer

Jsu Garcia ... Anthony (as Nick Corri)

W. Earl Brown ... Thrasher
Ayo Adeyemi ... Bartender
Troy Curvey Jr. ... Choir Leader

Vickilyn Reynolds ... Mrs. Brown
William Blount ... Deacon Brown
Joe Costanza ... Bear
John LaMotta ... Lizzy

Marcelo Tubert ... Waiter at Caprisi's
Nick DeMauro ... Kitty Caprisi

Jerry Hall ... Woman in Park
Mark Haining ... Man in Park

Wendy Robie ... Zealot at Police Station

Alyse Mandel Kenny ... Policewoman (as Alyse Mandel)
Larry Paul Marshall ... Greeter at Church
Vince Micelli ... Checkers Player
Oren Waters ... Singer
Carlton Davis ... Singer
Clive Ross ... Singer
Michael Hyde ... Singer
Maxine Waters Willard ... Singer
Josef Powell ... Singer
Roy Galloway ... Singer

Carmen Carter ... Singer
Julia Waters ... Singer (as Julie Waters Tillman)

Carmen Twillie ... Singer
Ray Combs ... Game Show Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Anthony Cox ... NYPD Officer (uncredited)

Andrew DePalma ... Joey (uncredited)

Mitch Pileggi ... Tony the Hitman (uncredited)

Ken Tipton ... Thug (uncredited)

Directed by
Wes Craven 
Writing credits
Eddie Murphy (story) &
Vernon Lynch (story) and
Charlie Murphy (story) (as Charles Murphy)

Charlie Murphy (screenplay) (as Charles Murphy) and
Michael Lucker (screenplay) &
Chris Parker (screenplay) (as Christopher Parker)

Produced by
Stuart M. Besser .... executive producer
Dixie J. Capp .... co-producer
Jeffrey Fenner .... associate producer
Mark Lipsky .... producer
Marianne Maddalena .... executive producer
Ray Murphy Jr. .... co-producer
Eddie Murphy .... producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin 
Film Editing by
Patrick Lussier 
Casting by
Eileen Mack Knight  (as Ellen Mack Knight)
Art Direction by
Cynthia Kay Charette  (as Cynthia Charette)
Gary Diamond 
Set Decoration by
Bob Kensinger  (as Robert Kensinger)
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup department supervisor
David LeRoy Anderson .... on-set special makeup effects application
Karrie Aubuchon .... special makeup effects coordinator
Howard Berger .... on-set special makeup effects application
John Bisson .... special makeup effects crew
Evan Campbell .... special makeup effects crew
Marie Carter .... makeup artist
Jean Pierre Durand .... contact lens
Jeff Edwards .... special makeup effects: puppeteer
Erin Haggerty .... special makeup effects coordinator
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects crew
William Howard .... hair stylist supervisor
Erma Kent .... hair stylist
Robert Kurtzman .... on-set special makeup effects application
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects: puppeteer
Robert Maverick .... special makeup effects crew
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects: puppeteer (as Gregory Nicotero)
Douglas Noe .... special makeup effects crew
Brian Rae .... special makeup effects crew
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects: puppeteer
Richard Snell .... contact lens
Mark Tavares .... special makeup effects crew
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects crew
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup artist: Eddie Murphy
Henrik von Ryzin .... special makeup effects crew
Production Management
Stuart M. Besser .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Chesney .... second unit director (as Peter M. Chesney)
Evan Gilner .... second second assistant director (as Evan L. Gilner)
Hayley H. Hsu .... second assistant director (as Hayley Hsu)
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director (as Nicholas C. Mastandrea)
Art Department
Henry Alberti .... set designer
Jerry Bingham .... illustrator
Will Blount .... property master
Phil Dagort .... set designer (as Philip Dagort)
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator
Ted Haigh .... graphic artist
Guy Hietala .... painter gang boss
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter
Jeffery J. Jenkins .... paint foreman
Roger L. King .... property maker
Keith A. Kropf .... head painter
Maureen Kropf .... set painter
Héctor López .... assistant property
David C. Potter .... lead man
Francis J. Roix .... carpenter
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Troy Sizemore .... assistant art director
Pamela Jaye Smith .... production design consultant
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer (uncredited)
Chris Vigeant .... set laborer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Allan Bromberg .... dialogue editor (as Alan Bromberg)
Paul B. Clay .... sound designer (as Paul Clay)
Paul B. Clay .... sound supervisor (as Paul Clay)
David Diamond .... second boom operator
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Vic Radulich .... foley editor
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Schwartz .... sound assistant
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Jim Stuebe .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects
Peter Chesney .... special effects designer (as Peter M. Chesney)
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
Michel Gagné .... special effects animator
Donn Markel .... special effects technician
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects technician
Steve Cotroneo .... special effects props: sculptor (uncredited)
Karl Nettmann .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Thad Beier .... visual effects: Hammerhead Productions
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects: Hammerhead Productions
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects: Hammerhead Productions
David Emerson .... optical camera
Paul Gentry .... director of photography: VistaVision plate unit, New York/Los Angeles
Julia Gibson .... visual effects producer
Jessica Huebner .... visual effects coordinator
Cynthia Hyland .... digital compositor
Brian Jennings .... digital effects supervisor: Todd-AO
Laurel Klick .... digital supervisor
Malina Koani .... production assistant
Rebecca Marie .... visual effects: Hammerhead Productions
Bret Mixon .... rotoscope supervisor
Luc G. Nicknair .... visual effects: Vistavision first assistant camera
Rick Taylor .... visual effects first assistant photographer
Joseph Thomas .... matchmove photography
John T. Van Vliet .... visual effects supervisor: Available Light
Larry Weiss .... CG animator: Hammerhead
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Alex Brown .... stunts
Sonja Davis .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunts
Al Lee Jr. .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts (as Irving Lewis)
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Rusty McClennon .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunts
Bob McGovern .... stunts (as Robert McGovern)
Wayne Montanio .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Benny Moore)
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Gary Price .... stunts (as Gary K. Price)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Kym Washington .... stunt double
Kym Washington .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... assistant chief lighting technician
Kevin Ball .... key grip: second unit
Jeffrey N. Civa .... second assistant camera
Egor Davidoff .... camera loader
Kevin Dean .... grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... best boy grip
John Ditomaso .... best boy electric
Eric Dyson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator
Emil Hampton .... Steadicam assistant
Loren Hillebrand .... dolly grip
Charles M. Smallwood .... key grip
Donald J. Sutherland .... electrician
Robert D. Tomer .... camera operator
Robert D. Tomer .... director of photography: second unit
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Gary K. Ushino)
Troy White .... electrician
Jay W. Yowler .... gaffer
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Perri Kimono .... costume supervisor
Cheri Reed .... costumer
Editorial Department
Edward R. Abroms .... additional editor
Peter Devaney Flanagan .... first assistant editor
Joe Hathaway .... digital color timer
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Location Management
Eric Klosterman .... location manager
Adam G. Williams .... key location scout
Jay Horne .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Steve Mccroskey .... supervising music editor
Michael McCuistion .... orchestrator
Larry Rench .... orchestrator
Greg Townley .... music engineer
Kevin Crehan .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... set driver
Other crew
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Dawn Gilliam .... script supervisor
Jason Gondek .... production assistant
Crystal Hawkins .... production auditor
Amy F. Ho .... production assistant
Rob Klein .... production assistant
James Manke .... production assistant
Bertram McCann .... marine coordinator
Helen Medrano .... construction accountant (as Helen Ruiz)
Liz Mersky .... set production assistant
Stephanie Noone .... craft service
Julie Plec .... director assistant
Eartha Robinson .... choreographer
David M. Rodriguez .... assistant auditor
Andrew T. Rothmund .... assistant: Ms. Bassett
Pamela Jaye Smith .... story consultant
Douy Swofford .... title design
Crystal Weaver .... assistant production coordinator
Randy Webster .... personal assistant to Eddie Murphy
Chris Winn .... key craft service
Troy Waters .... marine crew (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for strong language and vampire violence
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

On "The Directors" (1997), Wes Craven suggested that Eddie Murphy ignored his requests to play the character vulnerable, and felt compelled to showcase his comedic talents.See more »
Continuity: In the beginning, Julius is wearing tan trousers when Murphy saves him. As ha runs across he street he is in jeans, but inside the warehouse he is back in his tan trousers.See more »
Julius Jones:Hey, man, my pops always said the quickest way to a woman's heart - the church.
Maximillian:It's actually through the ribcage, but that's a bit messy.
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When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »


how did stunt woman Sonja Davis actually die?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I wish Eddie Murphy never grew up., 2 July 2005
Author: Nozze-Musica from United States

When Eddie Murphy did movies like Trading Places, and Beverly Hills Cop, he was cool because he was funny. With movies like this Murphy is trying to be cool before he is being funny. there is very little comedy in this movie, and if the movie is trying to be modern in vogue it really doesn't succeed at that either. Murphy does a fair job as a Caribbean vampire in Brooklyn looking for a soulmate. The movie does not have enough of his crazy characterizations, nutty characters, and all around goofy comedy. The movie was so disappointing because I thought this was going to be extremely funny. Why wouldn't Eddie Murphy make this movie like he did Beverly Hills Cop? Not take the movie so seriously? The movie had a very dark tone, and that would have worked, because it could make for more subtle Eddie Murphy comedy, but Murphy attempts so few jokes here, there is so little opportunity for him to try and be funny. The movie seems like a grand experiment that falls on it's face. But it was so easy to make this movie funny, just have his characterizations and good one liners applied to a very unusual vampire movie, don't worry about being cool. Movies used to be so natural for him in the eighties, but it was a different time. He was still funny then and he could be now. Angela Bassett does a pretty good job as a cop in search of Murphy, but really can't save this movie, it's just so awkward, it doesn't know whether it wants to be a horror flick a love story or a comedy. It tries to be all three and succeeds at none.

But overall this movie was a disappointment, something that could have been great but was mediocre. Murphy overall struggled in the nineties, and this is a classic example why, instead of being funny in his movies he tries too hard to be cool and it doesn't work. Murphy needs to remember he was funny because he applied his unique sense of humor to films, he needs to have his own band of movie instead of trying to produce someone else's style of comedy. Stick with Beverly Hills Cop or 48 Hours, where he is at his best and he is Eddie Murphy, the one we all know and love. Hours to see Murphy at his best.

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Kadeem Hardison STOLE this movie! yogi115
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though he didnt enjoy did murphy sure did a good job socialparasite-g
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