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

Director:

Stephen Norrington

Writer:

David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Blade
Stephen Dorff ... Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson ... Whistler
N'Bushe Wright ... Karen
Donal Logue ... Quinn
Udo Kier ... Dragonetti
Arly Jover ... Mercury
Traci Lords ... Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls Kevin Patrick Walls ... Krieger
Tim Guinee ... Curtis Webb
Sanaa Lathan ... Vanessa
Eric Edwards ... Pearl
Donna Wong Donna Wong ... Nurse
Carmen Thomas Carmen Thomas ... Senior Resident
Shannon Lee ... 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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Against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Blade was born in 1967, in real life Wesley Snipes was born in 1962. See more »

Goofs

When Quinn bites Curtis Webb, blood flows from Curtis's mouth and over Quinn's hand, but when Curtis hits the floor a few seconds later, the blood on his chin is completely gone. See more »

Quotes

Blade: [to Frost] I promise you, you'll be dead by dawn.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

As of 2017, the SyFy Channel/USA Network cable TV version surprisingly leaves most of the graphic violence intact but omits any F-bombs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.53 (2013) See more »

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Written by DJ Krush
Performed by DJ Krush
Courtesy of Mo Wax Recordings/A&M Records Limited, London
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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A true blood, Vampire classic.
6 December 2019 | by RatedVforVinnySee all my reviews

A superior vampire action movie, featuring a very impressive Wesley Snipes. The martial arts (stunts) are amazing and so are the groundbreaking visual effects. The musical score is magnificent and really drives the whole experience through a roller-coaster ride, of over-the-top blood-letting. Excellent supporting performance from Kris Kristofferson, in the part of his side-kick whistler. 'Blade' is not just any movie that is made and then goes away. Subsequently the whole look and feel of this picture, has been highly influential in the Horror/Sci-fi genre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Serbian

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade, the Vampire Slayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,073,856, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$70,087,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,183,530
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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