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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

When Mel Brooks asks "Do you have 'Nosferatu'?" and Harvey Korman says "Yes! We have "Nosferatu". We have Nosferatu today. It is a reference to the Louis Prima song "Yes, we have no bananas." See more »

Goofs

When Sykes hears Lucy's voice begging to be let out of her coffin, he accidentally moves the "stone" lid, showing it to have no weight. See more »

Quotes

[Dracula is outside Mina's room]
Dracula: [to the maid] Essie... Essie... Your eyelids are growing heavy You will sleep... sleep.
[Essie nods off to sleep]
Dracula: Mina... Mina, open your eyes!
[she does]
Dracula: Arise, Mina.
[she does]
Dracula: Walk to the door.
[Mina opens a door, and goes inside]
Dracula: Mina... you are in the closet. Open the door, and come 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 »

Connections

References History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses From the South
Waltz by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
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Stupid, but funny
21 January 2000 | by See 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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