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Dracula 2000 (2000)

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A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Westerman (as Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick)
Father David


In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The Most Seductive Evil of All Time Has Now Been Unleashed in Ours. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000  »


Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,636,567, 25 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Did You Know?


Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller have both played Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes. See more »


(at around 1h 26 mins) When Mary holds the knife in front of Dracula, saying she wants SImon's head, the curve of the blade changes direction from one angle to the next. See more »


Abraham Van Helsing: You-you can't have her... ever!
Dracula: Can't I?
Abraham Van Helsing: If you harm my daughter, I swear to the Lord Christ...
Dracula: Shh! He doesn't care. In that you can trust. You stole life from my blood and past it to another. She's my Mary now.
Abraham Van Helsing: No. Never! You want revenge? Take it! Right here, right now!
Dracula: You know not the depths of my vengeance.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, interspersed in the words, are coloured pictures of things important to the movie's premise, including a row of teeth, a bat, and a cross. These pictures are seen both on the left and right sides. See more »


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Fast, fun decent vampire flick
26 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

The story is very convoluted but it comes down to Dracula (Gerard Butler) is search of Van Helsing's (Christopher Plummer) daughter Mary (Justine Waddell) in modern day New Orleans.

Let's get the negatives out of the way: Jonny Lee Miller is TERRIBLE; Plummer's accent is pretty obviously fake; there's far too much product placement for Virgin Records and the vampires crack terrible jokes. All that aside the movie is quick, it's fun, beautifully and atmospherically shot. The script is interesting--it gives Dracula a new origin which fits but is pretty silly too. Dracula is a reanimated corpse...trying to give him a different origin is pretty dumb. Also, crosses don't affect vampires anymore...it just annoys them. Also there's plenty of blood and violence on hand and erotic sexual seduction by Dracula.

With the sole exception of Miller the acting is good. Plummer works (despite the accent); Omar Epps is having a whale of a time; Justine Wadell is good and Esposito, Ryan and Fitzpatrick make a good team of scary (and sexy) vampires. Gerard Butler is fantastic as Dracula. He's young, VERY handsome, has curly black hair and a buff body. Also he portrays Dracula's sexuality and violence very well.

So a slick, fast-moving and fun vampire movie. Worth catching.

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