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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 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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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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Hans Zimmer was considered to score the film by music director Howard Blake but Tony Scott turned him down. Ironically, Scott would later employ Zimmer for a number of films (and tried to get him for, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) but the studio refused). See more »

Goofs

During the "Flower Duet" scene, Sarah spills what looks like red wine on her blouse, but she was sipping from a glass that contained a whiskey-colored liquid. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Blaylock: No ice.
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Connections

References Hour of the Wolf (1968) See more »

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Lakmé: The Flower Duet
(Act 2, No 2 Duetto: Viens, Malika... Sous le dôme épais où le blanc jasmin)
Music by Léo Delibes
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good style but no thrills
29 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Egyptian vampire lady Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve) is about to rid herself of her present lover John (David Bowie) like so many others before him. He is rapidly aging and falling apart. In desperation, he seeks the help of famous Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon) and her boyfriend Tom (Cliff De Young) who are researching rapid aging in primates.

This movie is filled with good moody atmosphere and interesting style. However the story moves so slowly with Bowie trudging along as an old man. One could really fall asleep watching this. It is truly shocking that action director Tony Scott made this. Maybe he learned what not to do from this movie. But it does look good.


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