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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Abraham Lincoln
... Henry Sturges
... Will Johnson
... Mary Todd Lincoln
... Adam
... Jack Barts
... Joshua Speed
... Thomas Lincoln
... Nancy Lincoln
... Vadoma
... Jefferson Davis
... Willie Lincoln
... Senator Jeb Nolan
Lux Haney-Jardine ... Young Abraham Lincoln
... Young Will
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Storyline

At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them. Written by garykmcd

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President by day. Hunter by night. See more »


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Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abraham Lincoln: Cazador de vampiros  »

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Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,306,974, 24 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,519,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,471,580
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2.35 : 1
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Tom Hardy was approached for the title role of Lincoln, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Later, Eric Bana, Timothy Olyphant, Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, James D'Arcy, Rob Huebel and Oliver Jackson-Cohen were considered to play the role before Benjamin Walker was cast. See more »

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At several times throughout the movie, Abraham is seen in closeups wearing contact lenses. See more »

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[first lines]
Abraham Lincoln: [voice-over in his journal] History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle and forgets the blood. Whatever history remembers of me, if it remembers anything at all, it shall only be a fraction of the truth. For whatever else I am - a husband, a lawyer, a President - I shall always think of myself as a man who struggled against darkness.
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During the closing credits there are drops of blood seen racing and zigzagging across white fabric, until the camera zooms out and the trails of blood are seen to have formed a map of America divided into states. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.167 (2012) See more »

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The Students Waltz
Written by Jeff Joseph and J. Ten Kortenaar
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
1 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have high expectations of this film due solely to it's title. How wrong I was! This is a popcorn movie of the best sort. Ridiculously over the top but in a very entertaining way.

The action doesn't stop from the get go and there's a narrative that runs through the whole movie that keeps you interested.

The SFX are impressive too.

Performances are good, particularly Rufus Sewell who plays a very good villain. "Rufus Sewell" that's got to be a made up name. It's too cool to be a real name.

One of the better vampire films in recent years.


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