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Love at First Bite (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 27 April 1979 (USA)
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »

Director:

Stan Dragoti

Writers:

Robert Kaufman (screenplay), Robert Kaufman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hamilton ... Count Dracula
Susan Saint James ... Cindy Sondheim
Richard Benjamin ... Dr. Jeff Rosenberg
Dick Shawn ... Lt. Ferguson
Arte Johnson ... Renfield
Sherman Hemsley ... Reverend Mike
Isabel Sanford ... Judge
Barry Gordon ... Flashlight Vendor
Ronnie Schell ... Guy in Elevator
Bob Basso Bob Basso ... T.V. Repairman
Bryan O'Byrne ... Priest
Michael Pataki ... Mobster
Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet ... Lady in Elevator
Stanley Brock ... Cab Driver
Danny Dayton ... Billy
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Storyline

This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

DRACULA - Your favorite pain in the neck is about to bite your funny bone! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula Sucks See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$43,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,885,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was made and released a few years after another 1970s mainstream horror spoof, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974) which has been said to have inspired this parody. See more »

Goofs

Ar one point, Dr. Rosenberg prefaces his comments to Cindy with the words, "The first time this happened..." A few seconds later he refers to another incident with the preface, "The time before that..." This is chronologically contradictory. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Count Dracula: Shh! Children of the night, shut up!
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Alternate Versions

Although the song remained listed in the closing credits, most home video and DVD editions substituted a cover of "The Man That I Love" for the Alicia Bridges hit "I Love The Nightlife." The original audio remained intact for television airings and it was restored for the 2015 Shout Factory blu-ray release. See more »

Connections

References In Cold Blood (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' Through the Night
Words and Music by Charles Bernstein, Joe Long, Robbie Adcock, Steve Hines
Produced by Joe Long and Robbie Adcock for Rolling Coaster Productions
Disco Midnight - Mix by Richie Rivera
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My all time favorite movie
14 June 2004 | by clh-1See all my reviews

Say what you would like about Apocolypse Now, the Godfather, the Terminator films, the Alien series, Jaws, Rocky, Casablanca, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, or even (gulp) the Star Wars Trilogy, but Love at First Bite is for me the all time greatest movie ever. I cannot escape the Dracula legend (In fact my first and middle name is Christofer Lee) so it only seems fitting that this is my favorite. I love the story of Dracula coming to "modern" New York, and falling in love with a swinging super model. It is full of the most hilarious things ever committed to film (Art Johnson anyone?). Some of the funniest things are unintentional, it is so seventies and it even picks up some of the things that are today clichés about the decade (again it is my man Art).

The funniest banter between movie characters is at the beginning of the movie when Renfield identifies Gov't officials by the fact that they wear shoes. Get a copy of this, watch it and laugh for the next week. Everybody email WB and get them to release a DVD.

My Rating **** 10/10 and 3 thumbs up. As always I encourage the free flow of ideas. God Bless!


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