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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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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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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

David S. Goyer wrote the part of Blade with Wesley Snipes in mind. See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) When Deacon Frost has decoded the text, and is looking at the image of the chamber, and the positions the purebloods must stand in are being shown with a click for each one, there are 21 clicks, but only 12 purebloods are needed, plus one position at the centre for Deacon. See more »

Quotes

Deacon Frost: How you doing, chief?
[Blade reaches for his gun]
Deacon Frost: Easy.
[pulls in a little girl closer to him]
Deacon Frost: Wouldn't want our little friend here to wind up in the back of a milk carton now, would we? It's nice to finally meet you, man. Had my eye on you for years. I know all about you. Your serum, Whistler. Everything.
Blade: [amused] Sunblock.
Deacon Frost: Hey, it's a start, right? The goal, of course, is to be like you - the Daywalker! You got the best of both worlds, don't you? All our strengths... none of our weaknesses.
Blade: Well...
[...]
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

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In the original theatrical release, about 5 seconds more footage of "Mortal Kombat" is shown close-up on the TV in Frost's penthouse, but is gone on the video release. See more »

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A different look at vampires
8 April 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

I admit I go more for the traditional vampire tale, but this one is a real winner. Lots of way out graphics and good story to go with them made for an interesting 2 hours. There was loads of gore with vicious blood suckers attacking mortals and even each other for control of the world. A good one for all us vampire lovers.


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