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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.

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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 ... 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>

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The final confrontation between good and evil has begun. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,241,395, 7 February 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Woods accepted the lead role because he had never played an action hero before. See more »

Goofs

When Katrina is telling Jack and Montoya where the Master is, she screams "Oh, my God, he killed the priest!" Montoya asks how they were going to find which church in San Miguel, Jack says "The one that's missing an old guy". Katrina never said if the priest was young or old. See more »

Quotes

Jack Crow: Let me ask you a question. When you were stabbing that vampire in there?
Father Adam Guiteau: Yeah?
Jack Crow: Did you get a little wood?
Father Adam Guiteau: Mahogany.
Jack Crow: Excuse me?
Father Adam Guiteau: Ebony.
Jack Crow: What?
Father Adam Guiteau: Teak.
Jack Crow: Are you possessed by demons?
Father Adam Guiteau: Major Chubby.
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Alternate Versions

Screenwriter Dan Mazur's name appears only on European prints. The film was released in Europe first, with Mazur's name in the credits, but was removed before the USA premiere. See more »

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References The Brides of Dracula (1960) See more »

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Padre's Wood
Written by Brad Wilson
Performed by Stone
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Decent
17 October 2006 | by CrassActionHeroSee all my reviews

John Carpenter's Vampires. (1998) This is a good movie. John Carpenter is back. We start off with Jack Crow. A vampire hunter employed by the catholic church. He and a group of hunters carefully track down and slay the beasts. After the latest slaying at a rundown house, the "Master" that they have been tracking is not found.

They head back to a motel and party the night away. Then, a master unlike anything they have seen before kills almost everybody in sight. Who is that? A monster that is unstoppable, like a machine with superhuman strength.

The acting by James Woods is excellent. His performance here is top notch. With conviction, he is a distraught and very angry man who is determined to find the master that can be the one vampire that is possibly the first.

The master vampire Valek, is the most sinister vampire I have ever seen in movies. The look is excellent. With the pale white face, veins on his face, and the power, he is the ultimate monster. Valek is cunning and smart too. As he would bury himself beneath the very dirt anywhere to avoid the light. He also has telepathy to possibly control his bitten victims and see their thoughts. He also can fly faster than ever. Like the original vampire Dracula.

The plot is great. I enjoyed the story and the rough and tough attitude of the good guys and the sheer villainy of Valek. Daniel Baldwin is good as Montoya, Sheryl Lee is fine as Katrina, and Thomas Ian Griffin is great as Valek. Great casting.

The Last Word: Cool. Not great, Vampires is a good movie. With good acting and a solid plot, you cant go wrong. Also, Valek is got to be the coolest looking vampire in the movies.


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