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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adicción See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$302,393
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Production Co:

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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Trivia

Film critic Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian placed the film at #1 in his top ten films of all time (as submitted for the 2002 Sight & Sound Poll) See more »

Quotes

Peina: The entire world's a graveyard, and we, the birds of prey picking at the bones. That's all we are. We're the ones who let the dying know the hour has come.
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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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I Wanna Get High
Written by B-Real (as Freese) / Larry Muggerud (as Muggerud)
Performed by Cypress Hill
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Fascinating, but heavy going for those not inclined towards philosophy.
24 September 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'The Addiction' is one of the most original vampire movies ever made. In fact, I can't think of another one quite like it. Abel Ferrara has made some strange and disturbing movies in his time, and this one is as strange and disturbing as any. Lili Taylor ('I Shot Andy Warhol') is brilliant as a troubled, soul searching philosophy student who has an unexpected and life-changing encounter with a mysterious stranger ('Cop Land's Annabella Sciorra). Dark, deep, sometimes blackly humorous, and frequently too obscure for its own good, this can be heavy going at times, but is never less than interesting. Christopher Walken, who did some superb work for Ferrara in his classic 'The King Of New York', has only a cameo here, but what a cameo! Walken is terrific and unforgettable. The rest of the supporting cast includes 'The Sopranos' Edie Falco and (briefly) Michael Imperioli, Paul Calderon ('Girlfight'), and Kathryn Erbe ('Stir Of Echoes'). This is a unique movie that will be appreciated by those with an open mind and preference for "difficult" viewing. Recommended.


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