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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Van Helsing
... Anna Valerious
... Count Vladislaus Dracula
... Carl
... Frankenstein's Monster
... Aleera
... Velkan
... Igor
... Cardinal Jinette
... Verona
... Marishka
Tom Fisher ... Top Hat
... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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7 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Van Helsing: Cazador de monstruos  »

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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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Trivia

Both David Wenham and Hugh Jackman have guest stared in tge australian tv police drama Blue Heelers See more »

Goofs

When Van Helsing bends the metal bars blocking the way to the monster the bars are clearly made of some softer material. This is obvious since they start bending before the effort starts to show on Van Helsing's face. 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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Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: The Final Page: Part One (2012) See more »

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This is, dare I say it, fang-tastic.
7 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Universal's greatest monsters are back, this time in a monster mash unlike any other. Stephen Sommers, director of "The Mummy", brings a new set of rules and updates to his creatures and makes Van Helsing an awesome, well-equipped action hero. So let's spread our wings, charge up, and take a bite into this action-packed creature feature.

Plot: Dracula, the Prince of Darkness, had Dr. Frankenstein create his monster for a nefarious purpose, but the vampire lord loses both the good doctor and his creation. A year later, having finished business in Paris (Mr. Hyde), monster hunter Van Helsing, alongside his genius sidekick Carl, is sent by the Knights of the Holy Order to Transylvania to kill Dracula while protecting Princess Anna from him. However, Dracula has three brides, a werewolf, and other creatures under his control. With the help of Carl, Anna, and Frankenstein's monster, Van Helsing sets out to stop this monster madness with an arsenal of crazy weapons and an attitude to match.

This is a great tribute to the classic monster movies. Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein's monster have great updates, cool designs, and unique twists to their characters. Van Helsing is tough as nails and Anna is both sexy and strong. Both characters do have soft spots, especially for each other. Carl, along with many other things in this movie, is pretty darn funny. It's great the way all these characters are tied together in this crazy battle for the fate of the world.

With a complex story, nice effects, fun music, good comedy, and awesome action scenes, this movie is sure to please. A must-see film. Check it out. Be sure to bring stakes, crosses, silver bullets, and fire.


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