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The Forsaken (2001)

A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Beth Ann Styne ...
Garage Woman
Bert Emmett ...
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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Horror | Thriller

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

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27 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Forsaken: Desert Vampires  »

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Box Office

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

Nick's handgun is a Beretta 92sb. See more »

Goofs

When they are driving through the desert and Sean asks him to throw the beer can out, when he tosses it you can clearly see it is crumpled, but when it hits the cops car its still a smooth can and rolls right off the hood. See more »

Quotes

[Nick gives Sean the receipt]
Nick: Here. My treat. You pay. I'm going to go piss.
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Monster
Written by Ray Alder and Bernie Versailles
Performed by Engine
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records, Inc
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User Reviews

Not bad, but not great!
21 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

While most of the reviews were negative, this review is a positive one since I am a sucker (no pun intended) for vampire tales. THE FORSAKEN is a throwback to such 1980s classics as THE LOST BOYS, NEAR DARK, and THE HITCHER. While it's not nearly as good as those three flicks, it certainly is an interesting and occasionally intriguing picture. Unlike most teen horror films that have come out in the past five years, it is smart, original, and is actually scary at times. It's a fun horror movie that isn't perfect, yet still worth watching for its somewhat new take on the vampire tale. However, one can't help but get the feeling that THE FORSAKEN could have been so much more and it might have been had it not been heavily edited before its release due to the political climate at the time. Something tells me prior to being edited to death by the studio, THE FORSAKEN was something special. There are moments where one can see a better movie in the mix. Hopefully one day there will be a director's cut so audiences can see what J.S. Cardone originally intended the film to be like. I give it 5/10. It's not bad, though it's not great.


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