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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
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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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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

The song Peter Loew (Cage) hums to himself while making his morning coffee is Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka - Danse Russe. See more »

Goofs

Getting partially dressed and leaving the apartment, after the first bat, he neglects to put on his socks. When they exit the building, he is clearly wearing two socks. Later in the office, he is again shown sans socks. See more »

Quotes

Peter Loew: Shouldn't the copy be in that file? It should, right?
Dr. Glaser: Yes.
Peter Loew: Yep, yep, yep, yep.
Dr. Glaser: Unless, of course, it's somehow been somehow misfiled.
Peter Loew: Misfiled?
Dr. Glaser: Yes, misfiled. Sometimes somebody puts a document in the wrong file and it's misfiled. It makes it much harder to find.
Peter Loew: Who? Who? Who do you mean, who? How could somebody MISFILE something? What could be easier? It's all alphabetical. You just PUT it IN the right file! According to ALPHABETICAL ORDER! You know - A, B, C, D, E, F, G!
Dr. Glaser: Peter...
Peter Loew: H, I, J, K,...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Petrouchka
By Igor Stravinsky
Performed by permission of Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
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Vampirism can be a state of mind
17 October 1998 | by lib-4See all my reviews

There is something to be said for excess. Nick Cage as Peter Lowe is the great god of over-acting - which makes this film truly remarkably funny. Peter goes from controlled yuppie to mad vampire right before your eyes. This is one of my favorite films because it is so over the top. Again, it is little things like calling the psychiartist when he has cheap vampire teeth in his mouth or skipping down the street chanting " I'm a vampire" that make this film uniquely freaky.


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