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Vamps -- Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.

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Cast

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Alicia Silverstone ... Goody

Krysten Ritter ... Stacy

Larry Wilmore ... Professor Quincy

Bettina Bresnan ... Mary Anne Cachillo

Todd Barry ... Ivan

Sigourney Weaver ... Cisserus

Taylor Negron ... Pizza Guy
Glen Trotiner ... Leather Guy at Club

Zak Orth ... Renfield

Justin Kirk ... Vadim
Emily Goldwyn ... Juicy Girl

Amir Arison ... Derek

Wallace Shawn ... Dr. Van Helsing

Ivan Sergei ... Detective

Scott Thomson ... Erik

Malcolm McDowell ... Vlad Tepish
Johanna Went ... Rat Eating Woman

Dan Stevens ... Joey

Richard Lewis ... Danny

Marilu Henner ... Angela
Rhonda Freya English ... Nurse 1 (as Rhonda English)

Kristen Johnston ... Mrs. Van Helsing

Meredith Scott Lynn ... Rita

Leisa Pulido ... Landlady

Joel Michaely ... Nerdy Sales Guy

Mike Eshaq ... Gunman (as Eshaq Michael)

Annie Kitral ... Elderly Woman

Thomas D. Mahard ... Elderly Man (as Thomas Mahard)
Christopher Jarecki ... Legal Clerk

Brian Backer ... Middle-Aged Guy / Dentist

Olivia Walby ... Baby Goody
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Aaron ... Goth Club Kid (uncredited)

Rachael Adams ... Nightclub Girl (uncredited)
Arnold Agee ... College Student (uncredited)
Leah Barkoff ... Night Student (uncredited)

Gael García Bernal ... Diego Bardem (uncredited)
Nesti Gee ... Detective (uncredited)

Tim Kaiser ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kimberly Koltyk ... Girl in Club with Cell Phone (uncredited)
Jon Manthei ... Gothic Club Kid (uncredited)
Matt McClelland ... Pilgrim (uncredited)
Philip McDonald ... Park Patron (uncredited)
Bob Menzies ... Ivan Crispy (uncredited)
Johnny Otto ... Vampire Lover (uncredited)

Julie Ariane Russell ... Comedy Club Patron (uncredited)

Lee Vang ... Writhing Asian (uncredited)

Sylvia Ward ... Hot Girl (uncredited)
Mozi Zhuli ... Vampire (uncredited)

Directed by
Amy Heckerling 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amy Heckerling  screenplay

Produced by
Maria Teresa Arida .... producer
Amy Basil .... associate producer
James Belfer .... co-executive producer
Adam Brightman .... producer
Stuart Cornfeld .... producer
Peter Fruchtman .... co-executive producer
Marek Gabryjelski .... co-producer
Molly Hassell .... producer
John Jencks .... executive producer
Lee Kramer .... associate producer
Julie Kroll .... executive producer
Brock LaBorde .... associate producer
Kevin Ragsdale .... co-executive producer
Anna Rozalska .... co-producer
Mike Shevell .... co-executive producer
Stanislaw Tyczynski .... executive producer
Noel Tyra .... co-executive producer
Lauren Versel .... producer
Lance Vervack .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Kitay  (as David Kitaygorodsky)
 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
 
Film Editing by
Debra Chiate 
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
 
Art Direction by
Erick Donaldson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ron von Blomberg 
 
Costume Design by
Mona May 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Arble .... additional makeup artist
Shannon Bakeman .... additional hair stylist
Mary Burton .... makeup artist
Mary Burton .... makeup artist: Sigourney Weaver
Emilie Cockels .... key hair stylist
Amber Crowe .... additional makeup artist
Alan D'Angerio .... Mrs. Weaver's hair stylist
Karri Farris .... additional makeup artist
Christin Hanson .... additional makeup artist
Kimberly Jones .... makeup department head
Julie Anna Kehoe .... key hair stylist: New York
Jayne Laube .... additional sfx makeup
Jon Lieckfelt .... additional makeup artist
Bree Shea .... key makeup artist
John Tarro .... hair department head
Leo Won .... key makeup artist: New York
Victoria Wood .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Adam Brightman .... unit production manager
Gigi Causey .... production supervisor
Lukasz Poninski .... studio executive: Alvernia Studios
Edyta Sek .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris DeAngelis .... second assistant director
Todd Havern .... second second assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... property master
Robert Currie .... property master: New York
Guido DeCurtis .... leadman
Jason Helton .... props
Christopher Hudson .... art department intern
Christopher Hudson .... art department production assistant
Deborah Jurvis .... art department coordinator
Bria Kinter .... draftsperson
Doug Kolbicz .... assistant property master
Anne Liss .... set dresser
Carlton McClarence .... set dresser
Joseph Nadeau .... set dresser
Dana Nanni .... art department intern
Christopher Reams .... set dresser
Charles Reppuhn .... art department production assistant
Charles Reppuhn .... storyboard artist
Lucy Schiefer .... set decoration buyer
Richard Sepulveda .... set dresser
Spencer Stair .... assistant property master
John Tracey .... construction coordinator
Samantha Watson .... set dresser
Wilson Wilkes .... painter
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Krzysztof Bielewicz .... studio technical support: Alvernia Studios
Bartlomiej Bogacki .... sound editing assistant: Alvernia Studios
Mick Davies .... boom operator
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Mike Hampton .... sound utility
Marie-Christine Hébert .... foley assistant
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Beau Williams .... sound mixer
Piotr Witkowski .... sound re-recording assistant: Alvernia Studios
Sebastian Wlodarczyk .... sound engineer: Alvernia Studios
Sebastian Wlodarczyk .... sound re-recording assistant: Alvernia Studios
 
Special Effects by
Jayne Laube-Nelson .... special effects assistant
Chad Washam .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Baltowski Adrian .... cooperation
Rafal Bielski .... cg supervisor: Alvernia Studios
Rafal Bielski .... lighting and rendering: Alvernia Studios
Dawid Borkiewicz .... compositing: Alvernia Studios
Maja Borowicz .... matte painting: Alvernia Studios
Wojciech Danilo .... simulations: Alvernia Studios
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
Krzysztof Falinski .... animation: Alvernia Studios
Krzysztof Falinski .... matte painting: Alvernia Studios
Marek Gajowski .... compositing: Alvernia Studios
Jakub Garscia .... rotoscoping: Alvernia Studios
Tomasz Gomola .... cooperation
Jaroslaw Handrysik .... lighting and rendering: Alvernia Studios
Jaroslaw Handrysik .... simulations: Alvernia Studios
Grzegorz Jankowski .... lighting and rendering: Alvernia Studios
Grzegorz Jankowski .... simulations: Alvernia Studios
Przemyslaw Krystaszek .... cooperation
Paul Maples .... motion control operator
Grzegorz Ociepka .... compositing: Alvernia Studios
Grzegorz Ociepka .... matchmoving: Alvernia Studios
Aaron Peak .... scratch operator
Kamila Picz .... models
Ernest Rogalski .... cooperation
Christopher Scollard .... visual effects plate supervisor
Krzysztof Sluszkiewicz .... rotoscoping: Alvernia Studios
Marcin Sokolowski .... cooperation
Janne Stromberg .... compositing supervisor: Alvernia Studios
Wojciech Swiatek .... cooperation
Mateusz Tokarz .... compositing: Alvernia Studios
Mateusz Tokarz .... matchmoving: Alvernia Studios
Mateusz Tokarz .... models and texture: Alvernia Studios
Magdalena Valencia .... cooperation
Mikolaj Valencia .... compositing supervisor: Alvernia Studios
Mikolaj Valencia .... visual effects supervisor
Lukasz Wisniewski .... animation: Alvernia Studios
Witold Wnuk .... compositing: Alvernia Studios
Karolina Zurek .... models
Susan Zwerman .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Elle Alexander .... stunt double: Sigourney Weaver
Ele Bardha .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ele Bardha .... stunt rigger
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt coordinator
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt double: Alicia Silverstone
Marty Murray .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ho-Sung Pak .... stunts
Naomi Peters .... stunt double: Alicia Silverstone
Danny Ray Cook .... stunt rigger
Mam Smith .... stunts
Banzai Vitale .... stunt double
Amber Whelan .... stunt double: Krysten Ritter
Bob Menzies .... stunt double: Todd Barry (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark David Adler .... key video assist
Chad C. Barrow .... rigging key grip
Paul Birk .... rigging gaffer
Kyle Blackman .... camera loader
Jim Buford .... electrician
Phillip V. Caruso .... key art photographer
Wallace Michael Chrouch .... still photographer
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera
Josh Denering .... best boy grip
Chris Doherty .... grip
David Favenyesi .... rigging electrician
Craig Gleason .... rigging electric best boy
Paul Goodstein .... key grip
Mark Karavite .... steadicam operator: "a" camera
Michael Marzovilla .... unit gaffer
Paul McIlvaine .... gaffer
Chris McLeod .... electrician
Aaron Mohr .... rigging best boy grip
Ben Peiny .... grip
Trevor Rios .... second assistant camera
Todd SanSone .... data workflow supervisor
Kim C. Simms .... still photographer
Stephen Smith .... data wrangler
Jeff Solano .... camera production assistant
Creig Symons .... grip
John Wendling .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Kate Caldwell .... casting associate
Jandiz Estrada .... casting associate
Rose Gilpin .... extras casting
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Kathy Remski .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terra Brody .... costume assistant: LA
Alison Carrelli .... costumer
Steve Constancio .... costume supervisor
Yuna S. Haney .... addl costumer
Kimberly Leitz-McCauley .... set costumer
Katie Nolff .... set costumer
Brittany Pask .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Glen Castinho .... digital film colorist: Alvernia Studios
Glen Castinho .... digital intermediate supervisor: Alvernia Studios
Adam Engler .... post-production assistant
Steven Fine .... post-production assistant
Weronika Kolodziej .... conforming assistant: Alvernia Studios
Weronika Kolodziej .... data wrangler
Piotr Krasny .... film recording: Alvernia Studios
Piotr Krasny .... mastering and deliverables: Alvernia Studios
Dawid Lukic .... junior colorist: Alvernia Studios
Pablo Prietto .... first assistant editor
Piotr Zmyslony .... data management: Alvernia Studios
Piotr Zmyslony .... mastering and deliverables: Alvernia Studios
 
Music Department
Aukso .... orchestra (as Aukso Alvernia)
Krzysztof Bielewicz .... score studio technician: Alvernia Studios
Bartlomiej Bogacki .... assistant music sound engineer: Alvernia Studios
Bartlomiej Bogacki .... music scoring engineer: Alvernia Studios
Brian Bulman .... music editor
Urszula Chajdecka .... copyist
Leszek Iwaniuk .... score stage administrator: Alvernia Studios
Sandro Morales Santoro .... orchestrator
Marek Mos .... conductor
Krzysztof Musial .... assistant to score studio technician: Alvernia Studios
Reg Powell .... orchestrator
Jan Slupski .... assistant to score studio technician: Alvernia Studios
Piotr Witkowski .... music score recordist: Alvernia Studios
Piotr Witkowski .... music scoring mixer: Alvernia Studios
Sebastian Wlodarczyk .... music score recordist: Alvernia Studios
 
Transportation Department
Danielle McHugh .... transportation
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Zbigniew Adamkiewicz .... technical and IT support: Alvernia Studios
Siwek Anna .... post production coordinator: Alvernia Studios
Christopher Antone-Young .... production office assistant
Andrea M. Asaro .... first assistant accountant
Iden Baghdadchi .... office intern
Amy Basil .... assistant to producer
Jodi Gabrielle Beals .... local assistant
Roze Berisaj .... production secretary
Robert C. Bonnell .... set production assistant
Benjamin Brennan .... stand-in
Mia Bruno .... assistant to producer
John P. Chittick .... craft service
Chad Cohen .... insurance broker
Nicole Cotton .... payroll accountant
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator: NY unit
Ideene Dehdashti .... set production assistant
David Derinzy .... assistant location manager
Carolyn Duggan .... location intern
Jessica Dzialowski .... additional set production assistant
Noelia Estrada .... assistant to producer
Charles Findlay .... craft service
Ami Francis .... production accountant
Michael Gardner .... additional craft service
Laurie Gershon .... product placement
Ireneusz Glownia .... technical and IT support: Alvernia Studios
Judy Sue Hallin .... accounting clerk
Wayne Han .... key production assistant: New York
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Shelly Hurwitz .... craft service
Sean Ilnseher .... assistant location manager
Michael S. Jones .... location manager
Piotr Kolendo .... technical and IT support: Alvernia Studios
Brock LaBorde .... assistant to Ms. Heckerling
James D. Lee .... location manager
Adam Lorenz .... stand-in
Anthony Lote .... production assistant
Christine Mahaney .... animal trainer
Jordan Maltby .... electronic press kit: editor (as Shadow Magic Studios)
Timothy Martin .... set production assistant
Tim McClure .... location assistant
Carissa O'Hara .... first assistant accountant: preparation (as Carissa Cummings)
Rosemary Orlando .... production coordinator (as Rosemary A. Orlando)
Deb K. Oyer .... production coordinator
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Becky Phillips .... production assistant: NY
Stephanie Pon .... assistant to producer
Karen Pritchet .... assistant to producer
Sahir Rashid .... additional set production assistant
Charles Reppuhn .... storyboard artist
Rebecca Rogers .... additional set production assistant
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Jayne Royall .... production accountant
James Sanders .... image consultant
Johannah Scarlet .... production assistant
Jack Schmier .... production assistant
Dee Schuka .... post production accountant
John Valkevich .... office production assistant
Gena Varajon .... location assistant
Dana Vreede .... office intern
Michael Walkmeyer .... weapons advisor
Jacob Wasserman .... key set production assistant
Brian Williams .... production assistant
Bob Menzies .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bozena Cerba .... special thanks
Craig Chapman .... special thanks
Craig Eisenberg .... special thanks
Grzegorz Hajdarowicz .... special thanks
Todd C. Rubenstein .... special thanks
Marvin Towns Jr. .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for violent images, some drug material, sexual content and language
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92 min
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Director Amy Heckerling cast Taylor Negron as "Pizza Guy," delivering a pizza to vampire Sigourney Weaver. Heckerling also cast Negron as "Pizza Guy" in her first feature film as director, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," delivering a pizza to Sean Penn in class.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the party, when goody is dancing her gloves are on then off in different shots.See more »
Quotes:
Renfield:Alright! Forget cell phones, forget iPhones, forget PowerBooks, forget iPads.
Stacy:Yay...
Renfield:Now, I can do everything I want with my iPad mini.
Stacy:That looks just like your phone...
Renfield:But it doesn't make calls. I got my tweets, I got my emails, I got my friends, I got my alerts, I got my Angry Birds...
Goody:So as the day progresses you can read thousands of unsolicited messages, advertisements, and the mindless brain vomit of acquaintances...
Stacy:Someone sounds hormonal, maybe you're pregnant too!
Goody:Ugh, its so annoying, you have to keep learning to use new crap that doesn't actually do anything better than the old crap, which is incompatible with the new crap, all so that you can have blogs and watch fake teenagers and real housewives, and its all happening too fast and I'm tired! I'm just sick and tired of it all!
[...]
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Vamps, 3 March 2013
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

How far the mighty have fallen indeed. In 1995, writer-director Amy Heckerling hit the nail on the head with what would be the definitive chick flick of that decade with Clueless, and propelling its lead Alicia Silverstone into super-stardom, launching words and phrases into collective acceptance. Fast forward to today, both didn't quite have projects under the belt that rivaled their early success, so I guess coming together again was probably an opportunity to find their collective magic, and what's none better than to tackle a popular subject matter for film - Vampires.

Granted that Alicia Silverstone is no longer the teen that she was, Amy Heckerling has created quite a smart plot device, which provides Silverstone with playing an older character, but able to retain her relatively youthful looking features for the story of the undead and immortal. She plays Goody, a 2nd generation vampire who was turned by Sigourney Weaver's Cisserus in the late 1800s. In today's context, Goody managed to save Stacy (Krysten Ritter) from Cisserus, convincing the latter of Stacy's fashion sense and the need to stay with the times. So Goody and Stacy become "blood sisters" after the latter gets converted, staying in their coffins in an upmarket swanky New York apartment, leading the good life but only at night, but are at the beck and call of Cisserus when she goes out hunting for human blood.

It is probably in the mantra of human-friendly vampires to be sucking on blood of vermin, following the Twilight model. And Twilight dictates the falling in love, so there's a huge sub- plot revolving around Stacy and her relationship with a Van Helsing bloodline in Joey (Dan Stevens), where soon their differences get discovered because you can't really hide the fact that one is without a pulse, or body warmth, with pale skin that had hardly seen any sunlight. This of course raises the suspicion of Joey's father Dr. Van Helsing (Wallace Shawn), himself a vampire hunter given their heritage, and with Cisserus going around killing folks for sustenance, you'd know everything would converge and come to that necessary climatic finale to have all narrative loose ends resolved.

But underneath this candy and sugar coated sweetness, lies a rather dark tale about love, and the cruelness imposed by immortality. People you love would come and go, and there's always more than enough folks wondering why you just won't age together with them. It's an incredibly lonely process, and a heartbreaking one, as epitomized by Silverstone's character of Goody. But of course there are those who live it up given selfish motivations, and drunk by immense power that the undead status brings. This contrast is what propels the story right to its touching finale, which is rather surprising if one happens to contend and condemn the film solely on its trailer and promotional material.

Effects are laughable though, if you forget that this film is firmly set in B-territory. There's no masking of its limited budget, and the deliberate use of plastic props whenever possible, with tongue-in-cheek effect. Even the CGI is completely amateurish, a throwback to things down some two decades ago, which highlights just how cheap the production really is. But it contains a decent story, with romance and comedic elements to allow it more breadth in its narrative. Sigourney Weaver hamming it up these days in various support appearances also makes it a little bit fun, but the winner here are the darker tones that lie beneath its surface, if you'd only give this film a chance, and look a little bit deeper. Recommended!

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