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Love at First Bite (1979)

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 Vladimir Dracula
Susan Saint James ... Cindy Sondheim
Richard Benjamin ... Dr. Jeffery Rosenberg / Van Helsing
Dick Shawn ... Lt. Ferguson
Arte Johnson ... Renfield
Sherman Hemsley ... Reverend Mike
Isabel Sanford ... Judge R. Thomas
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 ... Mrs. Knockwurst (Lady in Elevator)
Stanley Brock ... Erwin Newman (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:

I don't drrrink vine, and I don't smmooke sheet. 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
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie is considered to feature the Laugh-In (1977) style of humor. 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: Children of the night, shut up!
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Alternate Versions

Commercial TV broadcasts change change Dracula's line "I don't drink wine, and I don't smoke shit" (referring to a character offering him a joint) to the nonsensical "I don't drink wine, and I don't smoke sssssssssss...." See more »

Connections

Referenced in T.J. Hooker: The Lipstick Killer (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love the Night Life
By Alicia Bridges and Susan Hutcheson
© 1977 Lowery Music Company, Incorporated
Performed by Alicia Bridges
Courtesy of Polydor Incorporated
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This was great on the Big Screen, but the VHS was edited so heavily, it lost all its magic.
17 August 2003 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

Hamilton is genuinely funny in this movie. That is much more than I can say for the next one he did, Zorro, the Gay Blade. It was atrocious. But in this one, he was honestly good, as was Susan St. James. Her success on television in my opinion stemmed from her performance in this movie. MacMillian and Wife was a wonderful series, but she shined brightest in this movie.

The VHS release, however, has one major change I neither understand, nor can stomach. That wonderful climax where the two of them are dancing to the song, "I Love the Nightlife" and he is attempting to use his Vampyric powers on Suntime (St. James), has been negatively altered!

It now no longer contains that memorable song and the soundtrack has been changed to another song for that scene. I was highly disappointed with this change! It degraded the quality of the experience to the point of making it worthless!

If you can find this movie in its original format (before the change, that is) this movie rates an 8.2/10.

After the change, it's not worth a 1.0/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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