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Innocent Blood (1992)

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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Director:

John Landis

Writer:

Michael Wolk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Parillaud ... Marie
David Proval ... Lenny
Rocco Sisto ... Gilly
Chazz Palminteri ... Tony
Anthony LaPaglia ... Joe Gennaro
Robert Loggia ... Sallie (The Shark) Macelli
Tony Sirico ... Jacko
Tony Lip ... Frank
Kim Coates ... Ray
Marshall Bell ... Marsh
Leo Burmester ... Dave Flinton
Rohn Thomas ... Coroner
Angela Bassett ... U.S. Attorney Sinclair
Luis Guzmán ... Morales
Don Rickles ... Emmanuel 'Manny' Bergman
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Storyline

Marie has two appetites, sex and blood. Her career as a vampire is going along fine until two problems come up, she is interrupted while feeding on Sal (The Shark) Macelli and she begins to develop a relationship with the policeman who has been trying to put Sal away. Sal wakes up in the morgue very confused and very thirsty. He goes back to his old haunts and begins to create an organized crime family of vampires while Marie and her policeman lover hunt him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Comedy That Takes a Bite Out of Crime See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent Blood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,857,658, 27 September 1992

Gross USA:

$4,943,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,943,279
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The distributors re-titled this film "A French Vampire in America" for international release without informing director John Landis, angering him and causing some confusion when the film was promoted outside the U.S. See more »

Goofs

Vampires are not suppose to reflect in mirrors. See more »

Quotes

Marie: [about Macelli] If you had just left him to me, I would have stopped him before he fled. Now he's a hundred times more dangerous.
Joe: Who did Macelli eat?
Marie: Some guy named Manny. An innocent person dead because *you* screwed up!
Joe: Manny Bergman? He wasn't so innocent. He's a lawyer.
Marie: Maybe he's not dead. Maybe I have to finish him too.
Joe: Or what? He becomes like Macelli, or he becomes like you?
Marie: Macelli's nothing like me! He's a cold-blooded killer!
Joe: And what are you?
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Crazy Credits

Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle See more »

Alternate Versions

Moments of graphic sex and violence had to be cut to avoid an NC-17 rating. Warner Archive released this uncut version on Blu-ray in 2017. See more »

Connections

Features Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Cues from "Horror of Dracula"
Written by James Bernard
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User Reviews

 
Very bloody, equally funny, take on vampires and crime.
12 December 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is not something I would typically enjoy, but it was recommended to me by someone I trust, so I watched it and was happily surprised. Citizen Kane it isn't, but we already have one of those and not everything has to be Great Cinema anyway. This is a very bloody (not my cup of tea, so to speak), very funny take on vampires and criminals. Good script, good performances, particularly from Parrilaud, Loggia and Don Rickles (!), playing a lawyers that even other lawyers would give a wide berth to in distaste. What happens to him is hilarious and proof that there can be justice, at least in films! Watch for the scene with the ambulance attendant and for the blonde nurse in the hospital. Check out the credits for some familiar names. Don't expect Art here, just sit back and have some fun. Recommended.


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