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The Hunger (1983)

R | | Horror | 29 April 1983 (USA)
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miriam Blaylock
... John Blaylock
... Sarah Roberts
... Tom Haver
Beth Ehlers ... Alice Cavender
... Lieutenant Allegrezza
... Charlie Humphries
... Phyllis
... Ron
... Young Woman from Disco
John Stephen Hill ... Young Man from Disco
... Arthur Jelinek
... Disco Group
Douglas Lambert ... TV Host
... Lillybelle
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Storyline

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case with John, so his life expectancy is below 24 hours. Desperately he seeks help from the famous Dr. Sarah Roberts. She doesn't really belive his story, but becomes curious and contacts Miriam ... and gets caught in her ban, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Nothing Human Loves Forever

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Horror

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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ansia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,832,898, 1 May 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,979,292
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Scott discovered the rock group Bauhaus in a London nightclub and decided to put them in the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the quick cuts when John attacks Alice, blood splashes on the sheet music. A few cuts later, the music stand is kicked to the floor, and the open pages are now blood-free. The unstained pages are seen again at the end of the sequence (in a fade effect that reinstates their blood stains). See more »

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[first lines]
John Blaylock: No ice.
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Connections

Referenced in Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) See more »

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Bela Lugosi Is Dead
(uncredited)
Written by Bauhaus
Performed by Bauhaus
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Stylish vampire flick.
24 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

"The Hunger"(1983)by Tony Scott is a stylish vampire flick filled with some wonderful visuals.The film is excellently acted-a stunningly beautiful Catherine Deneuve is truly memorable as Miriam-an ageless vampire and former Egyptian queen.There is plenty of blood and vampire lesbian sex,so everyone who is into horror films or Goth music should see this cult flick.The opening scene with Bauhaus playing "Bela Lugosi is Dead" is priceless!


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