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The Vineyard (1989)

R | | Horror | 21 July 1989 (USA)
World famous winemaker Elson Po invites several actors to his estate to audition for a movie he's financing. Little did they know, there is no movie, and Po hides a deadly secret.

Directors:

James Hong, William Rice

Writers:

James Hong (screenplay), James Hong (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Hong ... Dr. Elson Po
Karen Lorre ... Jezebel Fairchild (as Karen Witter)
Michael Wong ... Jeremy Young
Lars Wanberg Lars Wanberg ... Lucas Carroll (as Lars Wangberg)
Cheryl Madsen Cheryl Madsen ... Nancy Stone
Cheryl Lawson Cheryl Lawson ... Claudia Lee
Rue Douglas Rue Douglas ... Brad Fuller
Sean P. Donahue ... Brian Whitman
Sherri Ball Sherri Ball ... Celeste Jones
Karl-Heinz Teuber Karl-Heinz Teuber ... Paul Edmonds
Ruth Lin Ruth Lin ... Lois
Harry Mok ... Warrior (as Michael Quion)
Lissa Zappardino Lissa Zappardino ... Tina Po
Mark De Alessandro ... Mark (Mechanic)
Vivian Lee Vivian Lee ... Young / Old mother Po
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Storyline

Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates him seem to be less and less effective. As a side project he make movies and invites a group of young, aspiring actors to his private island for a party, believing that the young, handsome actress Jezebel can be his new source of life. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An island of death fueled by the blood of its victims.

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Horror

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Trivia

This is Michael Wong's Hollywood/American film debut, the same actor who was involved in numerous Hong Kong movies such as "Legacy of Rage" (1986) and "In the Line of Duty 4" (1989). See more »

Quotes

Brian Whitman: They taste like spiders!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, when they come to the "Thanks to..." section, it reads "Dr. Elson Po thanks..." See more »

Connections

Featured in Zombies from San Jose with William Rice (2019) See more »

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VINEYARD DANCE
Written and Performed by Jeremy Fox and Tom Twoey
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14 July 2003 | by bigboybhatiaSee all my reviews

The movie wasn't great, but it had it's moments. I think James Hong did a good job and found his character quite creepy. Some of the scenes including the spider scene were pretty scary! The fight scenes were quite good, especially when the preppy guy and his girlfriend were working together to defeat Po's big, burly bodyguards.

Most of the cast are one hit wonders (if you consider this movie to be a "hit"). They made sure to hire a young, good-looking cast including the gorgeous Karen Witter who played Jezebel. Dr. Po may have been 1000 years old, but his choice of a spouse was right on the money!


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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