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Near Dark (1987)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1988 (Peru)
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A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.

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Kathryn Bigelow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Pasdar ... Caleb Colton
Jenny Wright ... Mae
Lance Henriksen ... Jesse Hooker
Bill Paxton ... Severen
Jenette Goldstein ... Diamondback
Tim Thomerson ... Loy Colton
Joshua John Miller ... Homer (as Joshua Miller)
Marcie Leeds Marcie Leeds ... Sarah Colton
Kenny Call Kenny Call ... Deputy Sheriff
Ed Corbett Ed Corbett ... Ticket Seller
Troy Evans ... Plainclothes Officer
Bill Cross Bill Cross ... Sheriff Eakers
Roger Aaron Brown ... Cajun Truck Driver
Thomas Wagner ... Bartender
Robert Winley ... Patron in Bar
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Storyline

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Killing you would be easy, they'd rather terrify you...forever. See more »


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When Caleb lets the young cowboy from the bar get away, a billboard can be seen in the background spray paint with "Bill + Louise". Bill Paxton, who plays Severen, was married to Louise Newbury. See more »

Goofs

When Homer is on his knees in the middle of the road the station wagon with Diamond Back and Jesse is seen driving in the opposite direction. In the very next shot the station wagon is driving directly toward Caleb. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Caleb Colton: [crushing a mosquito] Dumb suck.
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Alternate Versions

In 2003 the BBFC waived all the above mentioned cuts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Detroit (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

MORSE CODE
Performed by Jools Holland
Written by D. Woody and P. Simmons
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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The film is shot too much in the dark and the daylight motel escape scene looked like a piece of cake.
12 April 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw this in the early 90s on a vhs. This film came out aft the successful Fright Night n Lost Boys n I enjoyed all the three then. Aft revisiting this recently, I found it ok. The star cast is top notch n the blonde babe gorgeous. Also, nowadays I dont enjoy movies where they show the romance between human and vampire characters. Ther is nothing western about this film apart from the guy riding a horse, the spur strapped boots n those hats. Bigelow did a terrific job with Point Break but not this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

Near Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Eloy, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$635,789, 4 October 1987

Gross USA:

$3,369,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,369,307
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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