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The Forsaken (2001)

A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.

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Cast

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Sean
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Nick
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Megan
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Kit
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Cym
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Pen
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Ina Hamm
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Teddy
Frederick Flynn ...
Hoot (as F.J. Flynn)
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Garage Woman
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Desk Clerk
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Mike
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Blonde
Tony Pierce ...
Mechanic
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Mitch
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Storyline

Sean is driving cross-country to deliver a vintage Mercedes and attend his sister's wedding when he picks up hitchhiker Nick, who just happens to be a vampire hunter, tracking down a group of youthful vampires who feed on unwary travelers. They run into Megan, who has been left for dead by the vampires. As they use her as a lure for the vampires, Sean becomes attracted to her. After Sean is infected with the vampire virus, he, Megan and Nick must race against time to kill the vampire leader Kit to stop Sean from becoming one of the undead. Written by Greg Bulmash <greg@imdb.com>

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The night... has an appetite.

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

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27 April 2001 (USA)  »

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The Forsaken: Desert Vampires  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,020,159 (USA) (27 April 2001)

Gross:

$6,755,271 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Trivia

Johnathon Schaech was terrified of the snake he had to play with. See more »

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The fire gel is clearly visible on the man's pants when the fire reaches him. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Like father, like son.
Nick: Shit, I hope not. My mom told me my dad was a cross-dressing Marine drill sargeant.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.159 (2009) See more »

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Mulambo
Written by Max Cavalera
Performed by Soulfly
Used by permission of Roadrunner Records
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gouge your eyes out before entering the theater
29 April 2001 | by (Jersey City New Jersey USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is pure excrement. I thought I was watching a very bad episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Even worse, I found myself in a movie theater which meant that I couldn't change the channel. The movie tries to redefine the vampire elements, but instead poorly churns out the same old story. No one will care for its uninspired plot or irritating characters. Pointing out all of the films logical flaws wasn't even fun. Instead, it made the experience even more excruciating. This film is definitely up there with U.S. Seals as one of the most painful movies I have ever watched. The original From Dusk Till Dawn had more vampire action in a fraction of its second half than this abomination. If you want to watch a film about vampires, pick any vampire movie except this.


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