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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dracula
... Renfield
... Harker
... Mina
... Lucy
... Dr. Seward
... Professor Van Helsing
... Martin
... Essie
... Sykes
... Innkeeper
... Peasant on Coach
Cherie Franklin ... Peasant on Coach
Ezio Greggio ... Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs ... Usherette (as Leslie Sachs)
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Storyline

Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Gaumont DVD [France]

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Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,772,144
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Megan Cavanagh (Essie) plays Amy Yasbeck's (Mina) servant. In Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), the pair play the characters of Broomhilde and Maid Marian respectively. See more »

Goofs

During the climax when Dracula throws a wooden beam towards Harker and Seward, a crew members hand can be briefly seen on the right hand chucking the beam towards Seward. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Harker: Are you saying that Count Dracula is our vampire?
Van Helsing: Yes!... and no...
Jonathan Harker: Then what are you saying?
Van Helsing: I'm saying no. But I'm leeeeaning towards yes.
Dr. Steward: Then you're saying yes.
Van Helsing: No.
Dr. Steward: Then you're saying no.
Van Helsing: Not necessarily.
Jonathan Harker: You sound dubious.
Van Helsing: No -I'm positive!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »

Connections

Featured in In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
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A Funny Parody by Mel Brooks
26 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" is another parody of Mel Brooks, this time based on the Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" and its characters. The spoof has funny moments, especially for Mel Brooks' fans. Leslie Nielsen is good as usual in this type of movie that he became the greatest name but Peter MacNicol steals the show in the role of Renfield. The sequences of Harker impaling a stake in Lucy following the instructions of Professor Van Helsing and the ball with Dracula fleeing and Reinfield trying to save his master are the best moments of this film. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Drácula - Morto Mas Feliz ("Dracula - Dead but Happy")


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