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Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 7 May 2004 (USA)
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Director:

Stephen Sommers

Writer:

Stephen Sommers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Van Helsing
Kate Beckinsale ... Anna Valerious
Richard Roxburgh ... Count Vladislaus Dracula
David Wenham ... Carl
Shuler Hensley ... Frankenstein's Monster
Elena Anaya ... Aleera
Will Kemp ... Velkan
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Igor
Alun Armstrong ... Cardinal Jinette
Silvia Colloca ... Verona
Josie Maran ... Marishka
Tom Fisher Tom Fisher ... Top Hat
Samuel West ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Robbie Coltrane ... Mr. Hyde
Stephen Fisher ... Dr. Jekyll (as Stephen H. Fisher)
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Storyline

Van Helsing is in the world to rid all evil, even if not everyone agrees with him. The Vatican sends the monster hunter and his ally, Carl, to Transylvania. They have been sent to this land to stop the powerful Count Dracula. Whilst there they join forces with a Gypsy Princess called Anna Valerious, who is determined to end an ancient curse on her family by destroying the vampire. They just don't know how! Written by Film_Fan

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Taglines:

The One Name They All Fear See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nonstop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Van Helsing Official site

Country:

USA | Czech Republic | Romania

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Van Helsing: Cazador de monstruos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,748,040, 9 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$120,177,084, 26 August 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,257,475, 31 December 2004
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Elena Anaya, on her first day she was told that somebody would give her a cue to say her lines. That somebody turned out to be Hugh Jackman at 5:30 in the morning. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Anna jumps through the window with Van Helsing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: It's alive. It's alive. It's alive!
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo turns black and white, then catches on fire to dissolve into the traditional Angry Villager's torch. See more »

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User Reviews

Van Helsing is excellent summer movie fun! ***1/2 out of 5
1 July 2005 | by pumpkinhead_lanceSee all my reviews

I really like this film. It features non-stop eye candy, a likable hero, spooky settings, and tons of monsters, what's not to like?

Stephen Sommers is a director who basically goes all out and likes to pack on action sequence after action sequence. He isn't someone out to make a dramatic Oscar winning film, he's just out to make good, fun, likable, special effects laden popcorn films and I respect that.

The monsters here are well done, especially my favorite monster, the Wolfman.. er.. Wolfmen. They are quite scary looking actually and definitely how I feel werewolves should be portrayed.

Alan Silvestri really packs a punch with his flamboyant and highly original score. One of his absolute best.

There are action films and then there are action films that literally don't let you catch your breath. This is one of the later.

There are a couple of small cheesy scenes and lines of dialog, but I believe they can be easily dismissed as the script really isn't bad at all. In fact there are some pretty good memorable lines here and there.

What can I say? I enjoyed it unlike a lot of reviewers here... but then again, I think a lot of people really enjoyed it. It made a killing at the box office.

Here's hoping for Van Helsing's Return!


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