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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 ... 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Einmal beißen bitte 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
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

By the time the film was released, writer Jeffrey Hause had blown through his initial earnings and had to take a job as a video store clerk. One day an oblivious customer remarked of the film, "Whoever wrote this shouldn't be working in Hollywood," and an incensed Hause retorted, "YOU GOT YOUR WISH!" 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

Jamie: How'd you like to have your crotch set on fire?
Sebastian: [stepping back] Ooooh! Rough trade!
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Referenced in Movie Nights: Vampire's Kiss (2016) See more »

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ONCE BITTEN
Performed by 3-Speed
Written by Billy Steinberg / Tom Kelly and 3-Speed
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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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