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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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Horror

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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Production Co:

Fast Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)| Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kathleen plays on Descartes' famous "cogito ergo sum" (I think therefore I am) by saying "dedita ergo sum" (I do what I'm addicted to doing therefore I am) and "pecco ergo sum" (I sin therefore I am). See more »

Quotes

Anthropology Student: Look what you've done to me! How could you do this? Doesn't this affect you at all?
Kathleen Conklin: No. It was your decision. Your friend Feuerbach wrote that all men counting stars are equivalent in every way to God. My indifference is not the concern here. It's your astonishment that needs studying.
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Connections

Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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Addiction
Written by Eddie Kendrix
Produced by Rick Rubin
Performed by Eddie Kendrix, David Ruffin
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Wonderful Black-and-White Cinematography and Cast
16 December 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"The Addiction" is a weird film directed by Abel Ferrara with wonderful black-and-white cinematography and cast with Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken and Annabella Sciorra among others. However the story is boring and pretentious for those that are not connected to philosophy with reference and citations of many philosophers. Therefore recommended only for very specific audiences. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Vício" ("The Addiction")


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