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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The attendant played by [Link:nm0087578] is named Martin. Blankfield starred in [Link:/tt0087499] in which he played the role of Navin Johnson, a role written and originated by {Link:nm0000188}. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end when Jonathan and Dr. Seward are pushing against the door to try and break it down, the entire wall which is supposed to be made of stone, moves with every strike against the door. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: Renfield, you were having a nightmare!
Renfield: A nightmare? But it was so real, so vivid. Two voluptuous women; grinding, heaving. I don't know how to describe it...
[pause]
Renfield: Have you ever been to Paris?
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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

Spoofs Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
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"Polodnik!!!!!" "Abalutsa!!!!"
22 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I still don't understand how this movie isn't regarded as a comedy classic. While still displaying appropriate atmosphere and thematic technique, this film just simmers with good, old-style Mel Brooks comedy, and is hilarious throughout. For starters, the script is well written, and contains a nice mix of simple gags and more subtle comedy. Similarly, while the movie is clearly satire, it displays more than enough original material to warrant genuine praise. As is often the case, however, all these facts pale in comparison to one simple truth: the performers MAKE this film. Leslie Neilsen and Mel Brooks shine as two of the major characters, while smaller gems are found in the performances of Steven Webber and Peter MacNicol; truly, MacNicol's performance is unbelievable, and is a testament to his range as an actor. Bottom line, this is simply a lovely film, and deserves much more respect than it has been given, both commercially and critically. If you haven't, do yourself a favor, and watch this movie, although you might want to watch a handful of the classic Dracula films first, just for comedic context. Enjoy!!


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