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Tainted (1998)

 -  Comedy | Thriller  -  18 May 1998 (USA)
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A sarcastic comedy thriller about a vampire who sets out to infect the blood of a hospital and the twenty-something slackers who set out to stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Brouwer ...
Slain
T.J. Timon ...
Stockboy
Ronnie Walsh ...
Irwin
Greg James ...
Ryan
Stacey Murphy ...
Woman
Trish Stroh ...
Trish
Tuyen Cao ...
Caroline (voice)
Kevin Joy ...
Creepy Customer
Sean Farley ...
J.T.
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Alex (as Dusan 'Dean' Chekvala)
Carol Thoel ...
Mom
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Banana Man
Kristy Thoel ...
Female Customer
Robert St. Mary ...
Red
Benedetto Sorrentino ...
Thug #1 (as Benedetto Sorrentino II)
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A sarcastic comedy thriller about a vampire who sets out to infect the blood of a hospital and the twenty-something slackers who set out to stop him. Written by Robert St. Mary <amiwrong@Hotmail.com>

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Dead End Jobs, A Drunk Ex-girlfriend, Psychotic Vampires: ONE HELL OF A NIGHT!

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Comedy | Thriller

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Sean Farley's character says "Wake up, time to die." This line was made famous by 'James, Brion' in Blade Runner (1982), and in _Crimewave (1985/I)_, James throws Farley out of an elevator. See more »

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References Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) See more »

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Written by Jesse McClear
Performed by Heavy Water Factory
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Better than I expected
3 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seeing as how this was included as part of a Troma Triple B Header disc, I didn't expect a movie that was actually funny without being gross, had a well thought out storyline, and looked more to Linklater and Tarantino's talking bits than Fulci. Yes, it had it's moments of off acting (mainly from extras or bit characters) and is obviously an amateur effort, but it's an amateur effort made with love and care.

After an opening sequence with such shaky camera work that I got nauseous and contemplated turning it off, things actually got much better really quickly. One of those "it's the journey, not the destination" films with more emphasis on the conversations of the guys than what they were actually trying to accomplish. Strangely reminded me of hanging out with some of my friends.

I can see where with a bigger budget, better equipment, and more time, this could have really been something. As it is, I see lots of potential for development and I do not want my 105 minutes back, they were spent happily. The team who made the film just needs to not look to other's so much stylistically and go with their gut instincts and follow their own muse.


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