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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fannie Flagg, who plays Jeremy's mother, is also the author of the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Kathy Bates, who plays Darla's mother, starred as one of the main characters in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), the movie adaption of that novel. See more »

Goofs

When Grimsdyke is chasing Ralph during the student driver scene just as they turn on a main road you can see the street blocked off by a police officer and a crowd of onlookers watching the filming. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Capello: [believing that someone is following him, he has ducked into the freezer and taken Darla with him] Don't let him see you leave the freezer!
Darla Blake: [sarcastically] Oh, noooo problem; I'm carrying a can of invisible hairspray!
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Connections

Spoofs Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Sex As A Weapon
Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
Performed by Tom Kelly
© 1985 Billy Steinberg Music/Denise Barry Music
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Delightful Teen Comedy
11 March 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Houston, the teenager Jeremy Capello (Robert Sean Leonard) is a normal middle-class boy, who lives with his beloved parents and has Ralph as his best friend. He has a crush on Darla Blake (Cheryl Pollak), but he is shy and does not date her. He works making deliveries for a supermarket and is seduced by his sexy client Nora (Cecilia Peck). While having his first intercourse with her, Jeremy is transformed in a vampire. His friend Ralph is mistakenly chased by two weird vampire hunters, Prof. Leopold McCarthy (David Warner) and his assistant Grimsdyke (Paul Wilson), that believe he is a creature of the night. Meanwhile, Jeremy learns how to use his new powers with Modoc (Rene Auberjonois), and falls definitively in love for Darla.

"My Best Friend Is a Vampire" is a delightful teen comedy. Having a funny story with many jokes and a beautiful cast, this movie makes the viewer feels lighter and happier, being and excellent entertainment. The amazing beauty of Cheryl Pollak, and the chemistry with Robert Sean Leonard, is another attraction. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Adorável Vampiro" ("My Adorable Vampire")


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