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Rockula (1990)

A young vampire cannot lose his virginity because of a curse imposed upon him centuries ago.

Director:

Luca Bercovici
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cameron ... Ralph
Toni Basil ... Phoebe
Thomas Dolby ... Stanley
Tawny Fere ... Mona (as Tawny Feré)
Susan Tyrrell ... Chuck the Bartender
Bo Diddley ... Axman
Kevin Hunter ... Drunk
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ... Robin
Rick Zumwalt ... Boom Boom
Tamara De Treaux Tamara De Treaux ... Bat Dork (as Tamara DeTreaux)
Tony Cox ... Big Al
Greg Rusin Greg Rusin ... Elmo
Bill Brochtrup ... Roadie (as William Brochtrup)
Dean Minerd Dean Minerd ... Roadie
Sloan Fischer Sloan Fischer ... Cigar Man
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Rockula is about a male vampire who lost his lady love centuries ago. She was killed by a pirate with a rhinestone peg leg, wielding a large ham bone. Our hero, the vampire, did nothing to save her. So he is now cursed to watch her be born again in another life, and then watch her die, strangely enough by a pirate with a rhinestone peg leg, wielding you-know-what. Now, in 1990, he has, he suspects, his last chance to try to save her instead of watching get clubbed over and over again down through the years. Oh, and he becomes a rock star in the process. Written by Shannon Quesnel <sa_quesnel@venus.cambrianc.on.ca>

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He's a vampire who hasn't scored in 400 years. Tonight's the night! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Musical

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Stanley (Thomas Dolby) and his date arrive at Club Hell in what very much looks like the original Munster's Koach. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: Mona, I'm a vampire.
Mona: And I'm the bride of Frankenstein.
Ralph: No seriously, Mona, it's the truth. I'm not a bad vampire--I am a bad vampire--I'm not very good at it, I don't bite people -- but I am a vampire!
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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

STANLEY'S DEATH PARK
(Commercial)
Performed by Thomas Dolby
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Weird Ride!
20 July 2000 | by slmstanleySee all my reviews

I stumbled on this one late night when I couldn't sleep. What a riot! Toni Basil plays the gun-toting mother of a slightly nerdy young vampire; Thomas Dolby is the media-besotted director of a funeral parlor, and Dean Cameron is the teen himself. This bizarre comedy includes numerous asides to the camera and a peg-legged guy with an enormous ham bone. How can you resist?


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