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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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Part Man. Part Vampire. All Hero. See more »

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Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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

In the original Marvel comics storyline, the character Blade was actually an Englishman- not an American. See more »

Goofs

When Blade tussles with Krieger in the club kitchen, padding is clearly exposed from Krieger's sleeves throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Blade: Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice-skate uphill.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

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Referenced in The Wickeds (2005) See more »

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Written by Aphex Twin (as Richard D. James)
Performed by Polygon Window
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Style, Class and gallons of blood!!

This film is superb! Wesley Snipes Plays Blade the vampire hunter with pure class, he kicks butt in such a fluid and violent way that would make Bruce Lee proud. The movie is a fast paced, thrill ride of action and superb stunts. The first action scene and last are outstanding and Wesley looks like a Terminator as he runs around wiping out all suck heads. The script is pretty good and there is sharp dialogue too. Wesley should have done more action films than he has, i know he is a very good actor and in this he is not streched as much as in his more comic or drama roles but as far as action stars go he is the best actor of them all, only Bruce Willis, Stallone and perhaps Tom Cruise (if he counts as an action star) come close. Also aswell as Wesley being quality, Steven Dorff is also very good as the bad guy. It was an unexpected surprise that someone of small stature compared to Snipes should come across as menacing, but he does. Overall the film is sharp, stylish and i hope the sequal is done with the same sort of pace.


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