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Vampire's Kiss (1988)

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After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.

Director:

Robert Bierman

Writer:

Joseph Minion
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Peter Loew
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Alva Restrepo
Jennifer Beals ... Rachel
Elizabeth Ashley ... Dr. Glaser
Kasi Lemmons ... Jackie
Robert Lujan Robert Lujan ... Emilio (as Bob Lujan)
Jessica Lundy ... Sharon
Johnny Walker Johnny Walker ... Donald (as John Walker)
Boris Lyoskin ... Fantasy Cabbie (as Boris Leskin)
Michael Knowles ... Andrew
John Michael Higgins ... Ed
Jodie Markell ... Joke Girl
Marc Coppola ... Joke Guy
David Hyde Pierce ... Theater Guy (as David Pierce)
Amy Stiller ... Theater Girl
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Storyline

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a woman and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his delusions. The woman continues to visit and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Seduction. Romance. Murder. The things one does for love.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

23 June 1989 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Poljubac vampira See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$725,131
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Magellan Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolas Cage playing Peter Loew ate a real cockroach for this film - it reportedly took three takes. He once said about the experience, "Every muscle in my body didn't want to do it, but I did it anyway." See more »

Goofs

When Peter is pierced by stake, the stake is on the middle of his body. You can see that the stake is on the button of his shirt. On the next shot, the stake become slightly to the left of his body. See more »

Quotes

Peter Loew: [looking at himself in the mirror] Oh God, where am I?
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Connections

Featured in Movie Nights: Vampire's Kiss (2016) See more »

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Moody
Performed by ESG
Written by Renee Scroggins
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18 May 2003 | by medvecky91See all my reviews

This is one of those movies you have to watch to the end to truly appreciate. It's a mess -- but it goes places you can't imagine despite the workmanlike screenwriting and the slow pace of the beginning. It's worth it. Charlie Kaufman could have written it, it's so bizarre and beyond the norm for the silly Hollywood movie it's disguised as. I don't want to analyze it as some metaphor for a relationship with a blood-sucking bitch as others have or argue what's real and what's not. I watched it expecting some anemic late 80's comedy and with that expectation, I found myself bolting upright in my chair in surprise at what it delivered. One of Nic Cage's best early performances, ranks with Raising Arizona and Valley Girl, except he's never sympathetic -- ever. In that sense, I understand what people mean when they say it's a monster movie.


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