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Once Bitten (1985)

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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.

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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 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 »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Trivia

The painting of the Countess was modeled after "Madonna," a 19th century painting by Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch. The original plan was that the seedy side of Hollywood would be depicted, with a production design patterned after Munch's art, but director Howard Storm instead opted to focus on the 1980s neon glow of Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

The Countess' (Lauren Hutton) dress changes from a shoulderless one when she leaves the club with Mark (Jim Carrey) in her limo, to a short-sleeved dress upon exiting the limo and removing her jacket at home. See more »

Quotes

Robin: Could one of these lady vampires actually bite a guy? You know, like a teenage guy?
Bookseller: Well how old would he be?
Robin: Like, 18.
Bookseller: Well I seriously doubt it. You see the female vampire needs the blood of a virgin, and an 18-year-old boy would hardly be a virgin, now would he?
Robin: Well just hypothetically, what if he was a virgin?
Bookseller: Well then I think he has a lot bigger problems to worry about than female vampires.
[chuckles]
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Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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HANDS OFF
Performed by Maria Vidal
Written by Tommy Dunbar and Michael Boyd
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Once Bitten is a mediocre movie that allows Carrey to shine.
13 June 1999 | by Chaplin-5See all my reviews

Once Bitten, a comedy/vampire adventure that would later provide the grounds for Buffy, is little more than a field for Carrey to display his talents. I bought the video at a music store for two dollars, and it was worth that amount. Anymore, and I might have been ripped off. The movie, based on the 80's coming-of-age theme, sex, had very trite writing. Most of the acting, with the exceptions of Carrey and Little, seemed forced and scripted. The most pleasure I derived from watching this flick, however, was the chance to see Carrey before all the money and fame got to him.


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