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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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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

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Wenham's character Carl is named after Carl Laemmle, the head of Universal Studios during the time that Frankenstein (1931) Dracula (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941) were made. See more »

Goofs

The horses fail to react in any manner whatsoever to Van Helsing jumping and crashing into them (caused by real horses and a CGI-produced actor). 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 »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures (2004) See more »

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User Reviews

 
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16 July 2005 | by georginaashdownSee all my reviews

Having watched the film (more than once)i must say that i think that the person who wrote the comment "A Stupid and Extremely Disappointing Movie" is being silghtly childish. You cannot watch a film like Van Helsing with out taking it with a pinch of salt - it is a movie with vampires, werewolves and the frankenstine monster in at all at once for goodness sake. So you cannot go in to it thinking in a literal sense. You have to accept that it is not going to be some ground breaking epic and that it is just a bit of fun - but at the end of the day that doesn't matter, because if you go in with the right attitude and you enjoy it, then what does it matter that it is a bit "off" in places. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and would definitely recommend it to any one who likes action/fantasy films and is up for a bit of fun!


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