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Dracula 2000 (2000)

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A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dracula
... Abraham Van Helsing
... Simon Sheppard
... Mary Heller-Van Helsing
... Lucy Westerman (as Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick)
... Solina
... Marcus
... Trick
... Nightshade
... Eddie
... Dax
... Charlie
... Valerie Sharpe
... JT
... Father David
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Storyline

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The Most Seductive Evil of All Time Has Now Been Unleashed in Ours. See more »


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Rated R for violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,636,567, 25 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,022,767

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,053,625
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Van Helsing's office building is said to be in London but it is actually the B.C.E. Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) When Mary holds the knife in front of Dracula, saying she wants SImon's head, the curve of the blade changes direction from one angle to the next. See more »

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Lucy: I was named after the "Peanuts" character.
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As the credits roll, interspersed in the words, are coloured pictures of things important to the movie's premise, including a row of teeth, a bat, and a cross. These pictures are seen both on the left and right sides. See more »

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Version of Count Dracula (1970) See more »

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Your Disease
Performed by Saliva
Written by Josey Scott, Chris D'Abaldo (as Chris Debaldo), Wayne Swinny & Saliva
Courtesy of Island Def Jam
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than critics would have you believe
10 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Dracula 2000 is one of those films that doesn't appear to be anything else than another cheesy B-flick with a paper thin plot, bland characters and awful dialogue. And while granted it is a B-flick in tone, it has more depth than that.

First of all, it has some real acting talent working for it. Both Christopher Plummer as Van Helsing and Gerard Butler as Dracula are very good actors in their own right and it shows. Butler is not a perfect fit for the character of Dracula, but he is much better than you'd expect. The more minor actors are also refreshingly decent and do manage to keep the story afloat throughout the entire film.

The story is also good and smooth, if somewhat basic in principle, the special effects work surprisingly well and the soundtrack fits the style well. But what I really love about this film is the way it uses and re-purposes vampire lore. It uses all the usual clichés skillfully, but the best part is the new backstory they give Dracula. It's unlike anything I've seen, yet fits perfectly, neatly explaining most of the idiosyncrasies he has. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, and I do hope it catches on.

And that's Dracula 2000. It's a good film with some hints of greatness, despite the goofy name. Well worth a watch for all vampire horror fans.


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