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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.

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 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 tasty comedy. See more »

Genres:

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

Kathleen Turner was considered for the role of the Countess. 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

[repeated line]
Mark Kendall: I'm not a vampire
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Connections

Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

ANGEL 07
Performed by Hubert Kah
Written by Hubert Kah (as Hubert Kemmler) and Timothy Touchton
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One of My Favorite Movies
21 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Los Angeles, the virgin college student Mark Kendall (Jim Carrey) is unsuccessfully trying to get into his girlfriend Robin Pierce (Karen Kopins) paints. He decides to go to a bar in Hollywood with his also virgin friends Russ (Skip Lackey) and Jamie (Thomas Ballatore) to flirt and score. Meanwhile, the 400 year-old vampire Countess (Lauren Hutton) and her driver and butler Sebastian (Cleavon Little) are seeking out a virgin lad to keep her beauty and youth appearance. The Countess needs to feed three times on a virgin before the Halloween that is close otherwise she will look older. When the Countess stumbles with Mark in the bar, she brings Mark home and seduces him. Mark changes his behavior and soon he realizes that he is turning into a vampire. Is there any chance to save Mark?

"Once Bitten" is one of my favorite movies ever and I do not know how many times I have watched it. The plot is very funny and Lauren Hutton is impressively beautiful and sexy. This movie for me is another gem from the 80's, maybe one of the best decades of the American Cinema history. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Procura-se Rapaz Virgem" ("Seeking a Virgin Lad")


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