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The Little Vampire (2000)

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A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine year-old who happens to be a vampire.

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (novel), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Tony Thompson
Richard E. Grant ... Frederick Sackville-Bagg
Jim Carter ... Rookery
Alice Krige ... Freda Sackville-Bagg
Pamela Gidley ... Dottie Thompson
Tommy Hinkley ... Bob Thompson
Anna Popplewell ... Anna Sackville-Bagg
Dean Cook ... Gregory Sackville-Bagg
Rollo Weeks ... Rudolph Sackville-Bagg
John Wood ... Lord McAshton
Ed Stoppard ... Von Sackville-Bagg
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ... Farmer McClaughlin
Iain De Caestecker ... Nigel
Scott Fletcher Scott Fletcher ... Flint
Johnny Meres Johnny Meres ... Teacher
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Storyline

Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the vampire race could be gone forever in single night. With Tony's access to the daytime world, he helps them to find what they've always wanted. Written by Max Vaughn

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're not just best friends. They're blood brothers.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Germany | Netherlands | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Culross, Fife, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,719,627, 29 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,555,988, 3 December 2000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the Spanish Castilian dubbing, characters kept their original German names. See more »

Goofs

After Tony has taken Rudolph to a cow in the near-beginning of the movie, and Rookery is driving toward Tony, Rudolph yells "Shut your eyes, Tony!" The next scene shows Tony introducing himself to Rudolph for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Rudolph: I have to go
Tony: But you can't even walk!
Rudolph: Who needs to walk... when I can fly!
[jumps over window, hovers for a few seconds, then falls]
Rudolph: [Tony goes outside, and goes to help Rudolph]
Tony: You OK?
Rudolph: Do I look it?
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Followed by The Little Vampire 3D (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Trisch-Trasch Polka
Composed by Johann Strauss
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Witty, well-acted kids flick that parents will enjoy as well.
23 September 2002 | by scl-6See all my reviews

A very winning cast, great location, superb kids' story to work with, good production make for some campy scariness for kids with entertainment for mom and dad as well. Charming little movie that appeals to the kid in all of us.The predicament of the cows really did make me laugh out loud.

The acting by one and all was excellent, especially Richard E. Grant as the head of the vampire family. He brought a non-threatening, yet nerve wracking (well, for kids, anyway) presence to the movie. His charming powers over Mrs. Thompson were hysterical, and the entire cast did very well with this movie.

One for the kids that mom and dad will enjoy sitting through, which is a rarity anymore, except for the likes of Shrek.

Oh, and I can't omit Rollo Weeks, as The Little Vampire himself. He was so charming, so perfectly nailed the role of Rudolph. As well as the role for arguably the cutest kid in movies, Jonathan Lipnicki, as Tony Thompson. The crush Anna had on him was acted out adorably by Anna Popplewell, as well. There was just great acting all around in The Little Vampire.

A job well done by all involved. This will make my list of movies to purchase just to share with my grandkids that someday I'll have to spoil. Campy, scary enough for the little ones and entertaining for their parents. What's not to like?


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