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Blood Ties (1991)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 27 May 1991
This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and... See full summary »

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Amy Lorne (as Kim Johnston-Ulrich)
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Butcherbird 'Butch' Vlad
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Marvin
Robert Lesser ...
Talk show host Alex Smart
Nicholas Kepros ...
Vasile
Bill Landrum ...
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Dragomir
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Vampire hunter #2
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Vampire Hunter #3
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Managing editor of the Long Beach Post Gazette
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This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans ...). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the "hunters". He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the "Carpathian American" society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian ... Written by Tom Longshaw <longshaw@signal.dera.gov.uk>

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27 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Blood Ties - Legami di sangue  »

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Cody Puckett: Do I live forever? If I bite someone, do they become one of us?
Harry Martin: Where'd you pick up all this crap? Didn't your parents teach you anything?
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Interesting theme, mediocre acting
3 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

As someone who is not a major fan of vampire films, this movie was somewhat interesting to watch, due to the interesting theme (and the fact that the vampires were the "good guys". But the acting wasn't good; several scenes were so bad they seemed funny!


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