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Blade (1998)

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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Blade
... Deacon Frost
... Whistler
... Karen
... Quinn
... Dragonetti
... Mercury
... Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls ... Krieger
... Curtis Webb
... Vanessa
... Pearl
Donna Wong ... Nurse
Carmen Thomas ... Senior Resident
... Resident
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Storyline

In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and takes Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population. Written by Film_Fan

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Action | Horror

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Rated R for strong, pervasive vampire violence and gore, language, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blade, the Vampire Slayer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,073,856, 23 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,087,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,183,530
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Trivia

It is alleged that at one point, New Line considered making the film into an action comedy horror film. But David S Goyer convince New Line to nix the idea. See more »

Goofs

When Quinn bites Dr. Jenson, the doctor's wig slips to the side and we see a glimpse of her real hair. In the next shot, her wig is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Deacon Frost: [examining Blade's sword] Hold out your arm, Quinn.
Quinn: [who's *finally* got both of his arms grown back] Why, man? 'Cause they're-they're, like, all better.
Deacon Frost: Hold out your arm. Now.
[trembling, Quinn does so; Frost takes aim with the sword]
Quinn: Deak, I...
[Frost raises the sword... and lowers it]
Deacon Frost: Just kidding.
[chucks Quinn on the shoulder]
Quinn: [laughing uproariously] He was fucking with me, man! He was, like...
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Call & Response
Written by James Baker and Philip Aslett
Performed by Source Direct
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
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The way a comic book flick should be made
20 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I didn't see this movie until it appeared on television because I was doubtful about comic flicks. Ever since the "Batman" series, "Spawn," "Judge Dredd," and many other pitiful p.g.-13 bombs, I dodged everything at all cost. I would question in my mind, "why can't someone make a movie that is rated R and stays true to the story, how difficult is that?" And finally my prayers have been answered with Blade. This movie pops right out of the pages onto the screen with sheer violence, blood, martial arts, weapons, fire, the good against evil, etc. Yeah sure a lot of action flicks contain all these goodies, and most of them have bombed. But not Blade, the movie was filmed just right, not going overboard, delivering a good length and never a dull moment. Blade II is cool, but not as cool as the first. Blade is indeed one of the best real comic flicks I've seen in a long time.


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