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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writers:

Mel Brooks (screenplay), Rudy De Luca (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Dracula
Peter MacNicol ... Renfield
Steven Weber ... Harker
Amy Yasbeck ... Mina
Lysette Anthony ... Lucy
Harvey Korman ... Dr. Seward
Mel Brooks ... Professor Van Helsing
Mark Blankfield ... Martin
Megan Cavanagh ... Essie
Clive Revill ... Sykes
Chuck McCann ... Innkeeper
Avery Schreiber ... Peasant on Coach
Cherie Franklin Cherie Franklin ... Peasant on Coach
Ezio Greggio Ezio Greggio ... Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs 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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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Gaumont DVD [France]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,772,144
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Co-writer Rudy De Luca had previously played a police officer in a serious vampire film, The Return of Count Yorga. See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, the ship's captain is listed, yet the character does not appear on-screen, presumably was cut from the final edit. See more »

Quotes

[after he has inadvertently killed Dracula]
Renfield: Master... I'm sorry !
[draws a smiley face in the ashes]
Renfield: There... you're starting to look like your old self again!
[He breaks down crying]
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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 Dance of the Vampires (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Stupid, but funny
21 January 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

This comedy followed the Bram Stoker book very closely. It merely turned the whole tale into a hilarious romp, making fun of Dracula and his inept sidekick, Renfield, as well as the other characters. A lot of slapstick gags in this film, some I saw coming from a mile off, but I still got a kick out of them. I especially liked the scene where Van Helsing and Harker staked the vampire in the tomb - what a riot. Neilson was great as the troubled bloodsucker.


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