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My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 6 May 1988 (USA)
After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.

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Jimmy Huston

Writer:

Tab Murphy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sean Leonard ... Jeremy Capello
LeeAnne Locken ... Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
Cheryl Pollak ... Darla Blake
Cecilia Peck ... Nora
Fannie Flagg ... Mrs. Capello
Kenneth Kimmins ... Mr. Capello
Evan Mirand Evan Mirand ... Ralph
Michelle La Vigne Michelle La Vigne ... Flo
Harvey Christiansen Harvey Christiansen ... George
David Warner ... Professor Leopold McCarthy
Paul Willson ... Grimsdyke
Rene Auberjonois ... Modoc
Erica Zeitlin Erica Zeitlin ... Gloria
Gary Chason Gary Chason ... Drivers Ed Instructor
Kathy Bates ... Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)
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Storyline

Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook "vampirism - a guide to an alternative lifestyle", he finds out that blood does not taste as bad as he expected. Of course, he does not bite women, as a good guy he sticks to pig blood which is offered by the local butcher as a special offer for vampires. Trouble rises when a vampire hunter tries to track him down with wooden sticks and silver bullets... Written by Hanno Mueller <mueller@kogs.informatik.uni-hamburg.de>

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With a friend like this... Who needs enemies? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

LaPorte, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,380, 8 May 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$174,380
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A brief scene where Jeremy and Darla are on their first date was filmed in the parking lot adjacent to Eleanor Tinsley Park. See more »

Goofs

When waiting for Darla at her house, Jeremy's reflection is clearly visible on the family's cabinet See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Capello: [after ordering lots of meat and then a pint of pig's blood] Uh.. how much for just the blood...?
Butcher: [grinning] First time, eh, kid?
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Connections

References Adam-12 (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry)
Performed by Blondie
© 1978 Monster Island Music/Rare Blue Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Maybe you can only sink your teeth into this once, but it's still OK.
26 June 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Oh not another vampire comedy! Actually, this one isn't half bad. Robert Sean Leonard plays a Houston high school student who one night has a fling with a sexy babe. The only thing is, this sexy babe just happens to be a creature of the night, and she turns him into one. At first, he refuses to accept his new status as a vampire, but a kindly old man (Rene Auberjonois) helps him. But there remains the question of how to deal with two vampire hunters.

"My Best Friend Is a Vampire" isn't really anything special, but it's good for a few laughs. And the idea of a vampire in Houston...well, we know that there are certain vampiric people from there!


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