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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (story), Vernon Lynch (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Maximillian / Preacher Pauly / Guido
Angela Bassett ... Det. Rita Veder
Allen Payne ... Detective Justice
Kadeem Hardison ... Julius Jones
John Witherspoon ... Silas Green
Zakes Mokae ... Dr. Zeko
Joanna Cassidy ... Capt. Dewey
Simbi Kali ... Nikki, Rita's Roomate (as Simbi Khali)
Messiri Freeman Messiri Freeman ... Eva, Julius' Girl
Kelly Cinnante Kelly Cinnante ... Policewoman Photographer
Jsu Garcia ... Anthony (as Nick Corri)
W. Earl Brown ... Thrasher
Ayo Adeyemi Ayo Adeyemi ... Bartender
Troy Curvey Jr. Troy Curvey Jr. ... Choir Leader
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Mrs. Brown
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Storyline

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her blood sucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comic tale of horror and seduction.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and vampire violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,045,379, 29 October 1995

Gross USA:

$19,751,736
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was written by three first time screenwriters. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, Julius is wearing tan trousers when Murphy saves him. As ha runs across he street he is in jeans, but inside the warehouse he is back in his tan trousers. See more »

Quotes

Policeman with dog: You people are ought to stay back! Killer here loves to bite!
Maximillian: So do I!
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Connections

References Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Funiculi, Funicula
By Luigi Denza
Arranged by John E. Oliver
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Started Good and Went Downhill Fast..
28 January 2018 | by BatmanFunReviews2018See all my reviews

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. Vampire in Brooklyn is not as bad as you might have heard but it's not as good as it could have been. For example i enjoyed Eddie's perfomance at first he was a bit menacing and comedic at the same time and that scene in the Alley where he killed those 2 men was great but after a while he started acting like Eddie Murphy instead of a vampire especially the scenes where he had multiple roles? felt like a Norbit rip-off or something. John Witherspoon has some great moments of humot but even that gets old after a while and Angela Bassett she was alright. Overall the perfomances in general weren't bad it's just that this mix of horror and comedy doesn't go well that much especially with 2 so different people infront and behind the camera Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn is the perfect example of a movie with all the right intensions and yet it fails cause it doesn't know what it wants to become or do. (5/10)


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