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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

About twenty years after this movie was made and first released, Mel Brooks voiced Dracula's father, Vlad, in Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). See more »

Goofs

When Lucy wakes up after being bitten and talks to Mina, Lucy's right hand is near her head, then in the next shot down at her side, then by her head again. See more »

Quotes

Renfield: [as the two Vampire brides climb into his bed] Whatare you on about? What's all this then? Who are you people? I-I'll have you know that's my knee your Straddiling!
Renfield: [they start to gyrate on top of him] No, Stop! Stop it at once! Oh! Ah... No, no this is wrong! This is wrong! This is wrong, do you hear me, wrong! this is-
[He starts to moan]
Renfield: WRONG ME! WRONG ME! WRONG MY BRAINS OUT!
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Kaminsky Two-Step
Composed by Hummie Mann
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Stake on target
5 April 2009 | by lanejo15See all my reviews

Mel Brooks's scattergun approach to comedy has a number of misses. Spaceballs was OK at parodying its genre. This film is far more sophisticated and well played.

The successful jokes are on the culture of Victorain times with references to an engaged couple who after 10 years have suddenly held hands being condemned as immoral, prostitutes, lechers and the like.

Into these cultural and successful observations Brook's introduces Leslie Nielson doing a great impression of Bela Lugosi's Dracula with the difference that his powers are incompetent.

Seeing the Lugosi movie will give you the basis to appreciate the sophistication of this film.


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