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The Addiction (1995)

Not Rated | | Horror | 6 October 1995 (USA)
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

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Abel Ferrara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lili Taylor ... Kathleen Conklin
Christopher Walken ... Peina
Annabella Sciorra ... Casanova
Edie Falco ... Jean
Paul Calderon ... Professor
Fredro Starr ... Black
Kathryn Erbe ... Anthropology Student
Michael Imperioli ... Missionary
Jamal Simmons Jamal Simmons ... Black's Friend (as Jamel 'RedRum' Simmons)
Robert W. Castle ... Narrator / Priest (as Father Robert Castle)
Michael A. Fella Michael A. Fella ... Cop (as Michael Fella)
Louis Katz Louis Katz ... Doctor (as Dr. Louis A. Katz)
Leroy Johnson Leroy Johnson ... Homeless Victim
Fred Williams Fred Williams ... Homeless Victim
Avron Coleman Avron Coleman ... Cellist
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Storyline

Kathleen Conklin, a doctoral student in philosophy, finds herself with a new perspective on the nature of evil and humanity after being bitten by a vampire in New York City.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Addiction See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,448, 8 October 1995

Gross USA:

$307,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$307,308
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Fast Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)| Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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With both Edie Falco and Michael Imperioli in it, this film includes two actors that would go on to star in The Sopranos (1999). See more »

Quotes

Kathleen Conklin: You think hell shuts down after a couple of years? You think what you've done isn't, isn't floating around somewhere in space? What makes you think you've been forgiven for lying to your mother as a child, huh? Or of having slept with married men in adultery or paying taxes that turn Central America into a mud puddle, huh?
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Blood, Drugs, Philosophy - What's the Dif?? :=8/
23 September 1999 | by MooCowMoSee all my reviews

Sublime, intriguing vampire flic from the very weird mind of Abel Ferrara, the man who brought the world The King of New York, Driller Killer, and Nine Lives of a Wet Pussy. This moody, stylish, esoteric treatise mixes vampires, drug addiction, and Kierkegaard. A bit too talky for some, and more than a little pretentious, The Addiction nonetheless delivers some very disturbing imagery and beautiful b/w cinematography. For those who prefer their vamps with more of a philosophical..bite. Lili Taylor is wonderful as the bookworm innocent drawn into a world of hopeless addiction and bloodletting. But Ferrara's night children are not Anne Rice's brooding, romantic loners - they are as brutal and savage as any street addict, jonesing for another fix. Christopher Walken provides yet another classy cameo, this time as a ray of vampire hope, showing Taylor's character that the addiction can be controlled, that humanity, while not restored, can be at least mimicked. This moovie will not be for all...tastes, but the MooCow says show it to yer artsy-fartsy friends & watch them recoil. :=8)


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