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Nightlife (1989)

At a museum of Mexico City arrives a perfectly conservated mumie. It is a vampire who has died years ago and who returns to life in search of his lost love Angelique. But unfortunately for ... See full summary »


Daniel Taplitz


Anne Beatts (story), Daniel Taplitz (teleplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Cross ... Vlad
Maryam d'Abo ... Angelique
Keith Szarabajka ... Dr. David Zuckerman
Camille Saviola Camille Saviola ... Rosa Mercedes
Jesse Corti ... Jose
Glenn Shadix ... 2nd American vampire
Oliver Clark ... Bill
Gerardo Mayol Gerardo Mayol ... First Gravedigger
Juan Antonio Llanes Juan Antonio Llanes ... Second Gravedigger
Gerardo Paz Gerardo Paz ... Tour Guide
Gilberto Compan Gilberto Compan ... Technician
Gerardo Albarrán Gerardo Albarrán ... Man in Bar (as Gerardo Moreno)
Carlos González Carlos González ... Policeman (as Carlos Gonzalez)
Marta Resnikoff Marta Resnikoff ... Receptionist
Martin LaSalle ... Old Man


At a museum of Mexico City arrives a perfectly conservated mumie. It is a vampire who has died years ago and who returns to life in search of his lost love Angelique. But unfortunately for him the young woman has met a doctor and fallen in love with him who supplies her with the blood she needs to resist the vampire attacks. Written by Volker Boehm

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Plot Keywords:

vampire | doctor | exploding body | See All (3) »


After a hundred years, she could really use a drink!


Comedy | Horror


PG-13 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

23 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doce Vampira See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dr. David Zuckerman: [dancing with Angelique after Vlad has been dealt with] I guess this will entail certain changes.
Angelique: [laughing] Certain small changes.
Dr. David Zuckerman: Like diet...
Angelique: Blood becomes you, my dear.
Dr. David Zuckerman: Lifestyle...
Angelique: All the fun's at night.
Dr. David Zuckerman: And then there's you.
Angelique: We shall make the most glorious pair of monsters.
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One of the better Vampire/Comedies
6 January 2005 | by myartbypjSee all my reviews

This movie is truly a delight! It has an almost charming quality. The story line is interesting and well paced...no boring lulls and no gratuitous slashing and splattering of blood for pointless effect (a big pet peeve of mine). There's enough scientific rational to hold up the main premise, Vampirism as a viral infection (well, enough for me anyway ;) ). I found every single character to be interesting and entertaining. The setting is perfect; old & Gothic buildings, sort ethereal with lots of mist and fog when needed, as well as shots that included urban city streets, a hospital and lab, and of course one or two cemeteries. I enjoyed the timing and the way the film moved from one to the other, scary to funny and back to scary (great fun!). One of the best things about this movie is it's comic value, I think. Many laugh-out-loud moments (at least for me)...too many to recount here. There's also a nice light romantic subplot, but not too much (I'm not a big fan of a lot of all that mushy stuff--interferes with the movie). Another thing that I found really wonderful is the music, some really great pieces! Other movies that I consider to have great music choices are 'I Married an Axe Murderer' and 'Lost Boys' just to name the first two off the top of my head, but not because the music is similar, but because of what the music brings to the movie and how perfectly it helps mold the feelings and atmosphere of the scenes they're backing up. The music in Nightlife is like that: quirky, upbeat, and truly adds to the movie.

Overall, I simply love this movie and pull it out to watch whenever I want a smile. I just don't get tired of this great little flick.

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