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Blood & Donuts (1995)

A vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop.

Director:

Holly Dale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Currie ... Boya
Louis Ferreira ... Earl (as Justin Louis)
Helene Clarkson ... Molly
Fiona Reid ... Rita
Frank Moore ... Pierce
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ... Axel
David Cronenberg ... Crime Boss
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Bernie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Donut Shop Junkie
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Hotel Clerk
Susan Kottman Susan Kottman ... Old Lady (as Susan Koffmann)
Charles Hayter Charles Hayter ... Old Wino
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Storyline

In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, who is having trouble with two criminals, and falls in love for the waitress Molly. Meanwhile, his former passion of 1969, Rita, who misses her lost youth, is trying to locate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a place between the living and the dead... and it's open 24 hours.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Quotes

Pierce: Hey earl, we need your trunk.
[Earl shakes his head]
Pierce: C'mon the guy's wrapped. There won't be any leakage.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a final scene in the donut shop featuring three of the secondary characters. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Coffee Song
Written by P. Jago, J. Ruhl, B. Ward, T. Mcdonald, and E. Howden
Performed by The Gandharvas
Courtesy of Watch Music Company Ltd. and MCA Music Publishing
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User Reviews

 
Great title and a very sympathetic vampire .............
19 December 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Going in you know it's going to be strange, but is it going to be good strange, bad strange, or just strange strange? The reason "Blood and Donuts" is good strange is it actually has a very clever script. Introducing Boya, a vampire just awakening after being asleep since 1969, and his trials and tribulations dealing with women and gangsters. He not only has an attraction for the donut shop girl, but a love from his past is hot on his trail, looking for revenge. Throw in David Cronenberg as a neighborhood boss, and you have enough to keep the movie going. The characters are likable, with Gordon Currie a standout as the sensitive rat eating vampire. The film is dialog driven, and the photography is creative. I recommend "Blood and Donuts". - MERK


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1989 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

CAD350,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

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