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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Count Vladimir Dracula
... Cindy Sondheim
... Dr. Jeffery Rosenberg / Van Helsing
... Lt. Ferguson
... Renfield
... Reverend Mike
... Judge R. Thomas
... Flashlight Vendor
... Guy in Elevator
Bob Basso ... T.V. Repairman
... Priest
... Mobster
Hazel Shermet ... Mrs. Knockwurst (Lady in Elevator)
... Erwin Newman (Cab Driver)
... Billy
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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>

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I don't drrrink vine, and I don't smmooke sheet. See more »

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Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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27 April 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula Sucks  »

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$43,885,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For many years the picture was one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time. 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 »

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[first lines]
Count Dracula: Children of the night, shut up!
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Connections

Referenced in The Rockford Files: The Man Who Saw the Alligators (1979) 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 See 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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