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Vampires (1998)

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Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Steakley (novel), Don Jakoby (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Jack Crow
Daniel Baldwin ... Anthony Montoya
Sheryl Lee ... Katrina
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Jan Valek
Maximilian Schell ... Cardinal Alba
Tim Guinee ... Father Adam Guiteau
Mark Boone Junior ... Catlin
Gregory Sierra ... Father Giovanni
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... David Deyo
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Ortega (as Thomas Rosales)
Henry Kingi ... Anthony
David Rowden ... Bambi
Clarke Coleman Clarke Coleman ... Davis
Mark Sivertsen ... Highway Patrolman
John Furlong John Furlong ... Father Joseph Molina
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Storyline

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix. Written by <jculver@gonzaga.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare for the Dawn. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Just before production began the studio cut the budget by 2/3, and the filmmakers had to furiously rework the story to fit. According to John Steakley, who wrote the novel, the finished film contained much of his dialogue and none of his plot. See more »

Goofs

The news reports that "all the bodies were decapitated" and that there were 19 total bodies. However, Jack clearly didn't decapitate the hookers, and there are obviously not 19 heads in the bags he buries. See more »

Quotes

Jack Crow: Padre... I'm beginning to like you... so don't make me hurt you, OK? Just tell me what you know... I'll buy you a beer and get you laid. Come on. If you don't tell me, I'm gonna have to start cutting on ya.
Father Adam Guiteau: No, you won't. You're a righteous man, Mr. Crow. Besides I serve a higher master than you. Any secrets I keep are to protect the church and its followers. Part of...
Jack Crow: [grabs Father Guiteau and pins him to the wall] Open your mouth.
Father Adam Guiteau: What?
Jack Crow: Open your mouth. Ah, yeah.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Due to law regulations, sale restrictions apply to the uncut version (rated "Not under 18") of the film. Therefore German video distributor VCL also released a cut version (rated "Not under 16") which misses 3 minutes and can be bought everywhere. See more »

Connections

References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Padre's Wood
Written by Brad Wilson
Performed by Stone
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User Reviews

 
Eternal Life... Imortality... can change your heart.
30 October 2013 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

The modern American west has been overrun by bloodsucking ghouls, and the Catholic Church hires a crew of fearless exterminators to hunt down the undead and drag them into the sun.

I can certainly sympathize with Jack Crow's (James Woods) partner Anthony (Daniel Baldwin). I do not know if I could resist turning into a vampire with Sheryl Lee doing the biting. She would make me want to avoid daylight for eternity.

This was an action-packed adventure with Thomas Ian Griffith as the chief vampire, and Oscar winner Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg), as the Cardinal that did not want to die.

Oh, that Sheryl Lee! It was only brief nudity, but it was all she had to offer.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire$ See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,106,497, 1 November 1998

Gross USA:

$20,308,772

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,308,772
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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