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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):
Eddie Murphy (story) &
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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
Paul B. Clay .... sound designer (as Paul Clay)
Paul B. Clay .... sound supervisor (as Paul Clay)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
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 (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
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
Eric Klosterman .... location manager
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
Crystal Weaver .... assistant production coordinator
Randy Webster .... personal assistant to Eddie Murphy
Adam G. Williams .... key location scout
Chris Winn .... key craft service
Jay Horne .... location scout (uncredited)
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?

Kadeem Hardison enjoyed working on the movie, calling Eddie Murphy a "comic genius". He also enjoyed working with Allen Payne and Wes Craven.See more »
Errors in geography: In the scene where Rita is running across the street outside her apartment after realizing she is a vampire, there is a Subway entrance visible. On the sign it says the A, E and F trains stop there although no station name is visible. However the E train stopped running into Brooklyn in 1976 and service ended at the World Trade center in lower Manhattan.See more »
Maximillian:[after being shot] Interesting. I've been stabbed, and I've been hanged, and I've been burned. Even broken on the rack once, but I've never been shot before. Kind of itches a little!See more »
Whatta ManSee more »


how did stunt woman Sonja Davis actually die?
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Eddie Murphy is a good vampire., 13 September 2000
Author: alfred_zamora from Somewher in Australia

I watched this movie thinking it would be like other eddie murphy movies- lots of humor and fun. I was wrong BUT I wasn't dissapointed. I mean, for once I enjoyed a horror movie. Usually I shy away from horror movies because of their incredibly stupid and repetitive plots and characters. This one was different however. I don't really know what it was that made me like this movie, but I have to say that Eddie Murphy makes a good vampire. His version of a vampire is cool but SO totally evil.And his sidekick Kadeem Hardison(also seen in the movie Drive) is funny. In all a good movie. I guarantee that once you start watching this movie you'll be hooked and wont want to finish watching it until the end. 8/10

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Eddie and Wes are sure to thank the year of 1996 mystic80
Vampire in Booklyn was... Orni86
though he didnt enjoy did murphy sure did a good job socialparasite-g
Kadeem Hardison STOLE this movie! yogi115
Please just stop. Your_Making_Me_High
Good movie which displays the many talents of Murphy! dimitri-dhaese
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