A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall.

Director:

Howard Storm

Writers:

Dimitri Villard (story), David Hines | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Hutton ... Countess
Jim Carrey ... Mark Kendall
Karen Kopins ... Robin Pierce
Cleavon Little ... Sebastian
Thomas Ballatore ... Jamie
Skip Lackey Skip Lackey ... Russ
Jeb Stuart Adams ... World War I Ace Vampire (as Jeb Adams)
Joseph Brutsman Joseph Brutsman ... Confederate Vampire
Stuart Charno ... Cabin Boy Vampire
Robin Klein Robin Klein ... Flowerchild Vampire
Glen Mauro ... Twin Vampire #1
Gary Mauro ... Twin Vampire #2
Carey More ... Moll Flanders Vampire
Peter Elbling ... Bookseller
Richard Schaal ... Mr. Kendall
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Storyline

The Countess has a problem. She is a 400 year old vampire who will cease to look young unless she is able to feed on a virgin three times before the upcoming Halloween, a week away. She sends Sebastian, her servant and all of her lesser vampires out to find one. Finding a virgin is difficult in 1980s Los Angeles. Mark has a problem. He wants to 'do it' with Robin in the worst way, but she wants to wait. Jamie and Russ, Mark's goofy friends convince him to go to a Hollywood pick up spot where Mark meets the Countess, on the prowl. Robin's not going to understand this. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A one-night stand with eternal complications! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the revised 1989 edition of "The Celluloid Closet," author Vito Russo lambasted screenwriter David Hines for the inclusion of a stereotypical gay butler and the homophobic school shower scene. Ironically, the shower scene was based on a personal experience of co-writer Jeffrey Hause, and the gay butler was conceived by Jonathan Roberts, who was hired by the director to rewrite Hause's and Hines' script. See more »

Goofs

In the costume party/dance scene, when Robin and Countess are having a dance fight over Mark, the camera is zooming in on the dance, to the very left of the screen you can see the lens hood of a second camera zooming in. See more »

Quotes

Mark Kendall: What was that scene in the shower all about?
Russ: That's the thanks I get for trying to help out a friend?
Mark Kendall: Oh you're a big help, thanks a lot. Did it ever occur to you guys that maybe you could've asked me?
Jamie: Oh my God!
Russ: She told us to look!
Jamie: I knew it! I knew it, we enjoyed it!
Russ: Would you shut up? Just shut up!
Jamie: No that's it! We're homos! We're rump-rangers!
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Connections

Referenced in Forensic Files: Once Bitten (2003) See more »

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SHE MAKES ME CRAZY
Performed by Moses Tyson
Written by Randy Jackson and Liz Jackson
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One of Jim's Originals
18 December 2003 | by iwatcheverythingSee all my reviews

Jim Carrey is hilarious and this is just the beginning of the stars career. It's plot is nothing special and the acting is alright but Jim makes this movie. You will need to see this movie if you are a fan of Jim's. This is a great film and definitely classic for 80's film. Check this film out soon. It is a winner.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Bitten See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,025,657, 17 November 1985

Gross USA:

$10,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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