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The Forsaken (2001)

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A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.

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J.S. Cardone

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J.S. Cardone

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerr Smith ... Sean
Brendan Fehr ... Nick
Izabella Miko ... Megan
Johnathon Schaech ... Kit
Phina Oruche ... Cym
Simon Rex ... Pen
Carrie Snodgress ... Ina Hamm
Alexis Thorpe ... Teddy
Frederick Flynn ... Hoot (as F.J. Flynn)
Beth Ann Styne Beth Ann Styne ... Garage Woman
Bert Emmett ... Desk Clerk
A.J. Buckley ... Mike
Julia Schultz ... Blonde
Tony Pierce Tony Pierce ... Mechanic
Jamie Marsh Jamie Marsh ... Mitch
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Storyline

Sean is driving cross-country to deliver a vintage Mercedes and attend his sister's wedding when he picks up hitchhiker Nick, who just happens to be a vampire hunter, tracking down a group of youthful vampires who feed on unwary travelers. They run into Megan, who has been left for dead by the vampires. As they use her as a lure for the vampires, Sean becomes attracted to her. After Sean is infected with the vampire virus, he, Megan and Nick must race against time to kill the vampire leader Kit to stop Sean from becoming one of the undead. Written by Greg Bulmash <greg@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The night... has an appetite.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony/Screen Gems

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forsaken: Desert Vampires See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,020,159, 29 April 2001

Gross USA:

$7,288,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,704,851
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The car the vampires and their day driver use is a 1969 Dodge Charger. See more »

Goofs

The fire gel is clearly visible on the man's pants when the fire reaches him. See more »

Quotes

[Nick gives Sean the receipt]
Nick: Here. My treat. You pay. I'm going to go piss.
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Connections

References Stuck on You! (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Your Uncle
Written by Kid Rock (as R.J. Ritchie), Uncle Kracker (as M. Shafer) and Paradime (as F. Beauregard)
Performed by Uncle Kracker
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not bad, but not great!
21 June 2001 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

While most of the reviews were negative, this review is a positive one since I am a sucker (no pun intended) for vampire tales. THE FORSAKEN is a throwback to such 1980s classics as THE LOST BOYS, NEAR DARK, and THE HITCHER. While it's not nearly as good as those three flicks, it certainly is an interesting and occasionally intriguing picture. Unlike most teen horror films that have come out in the past five years, it is smart, original, and is actually scary at times. It's a fun horror movie that isn't perfect, yet still worth watching for its somewhat new take on the vampire tale. However, one can't help but get the feeling that THE FORSAKEN could have been so much more and it might have been had it not been heavily edited before its release due to the political climate at the time. Something tells me prior to being edited to death by the studio, THE FORSAKEN was something special. There are moments where one can see a better movie in the mix. Hopefully one day there will be a director's cut so audiences can see what J.S. Cardone originally intended the film to be like. I give it 5/10. It's not bad, though it's not great.


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