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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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Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay by), Seth Grahame-Smith (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Walker ... Abraham Lincoln
Dominic Cooper ... Henry Sturges
Anthony Mackie ... Will Johnson
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Rufus Sewell ... Adam
Marton Csokas ... Jack Barts
Jimmi Simpson ... Joshua Speed
Joseph Mawle ... Thomas Lincoln
Robin McLeavy ... Nancy Lincoln
Erin Wasson ... Vadoma
John Rothman ... Jefferson Davis
Cameron M. Brown ... Willie Lincoln
Frank Brennan ... Senator Jeb Nolan
Lux Haney-Jardine Lux Haney-Jardine ... Young Abraham Lincoln
Curtis Harris ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter See more »

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Box Office

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cooper played the younger version of Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Mackie plays the character of Sam Wilson/Falcon who is the partner of Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). See more »

Goofs

Speed is killed by Adam during the final train battle. In real life Joshua Speed outlived Abraham Lincoln until 1882. In addition, William Johnson actually died before the final battle was supposed to take place. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Quartet for Strings in B Flat Major 'La Chasse' Op. 1/1 - Minuet
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Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation and Point Classics
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Good Movie - Know what your going into
3 January 2017 | by lindhorstbSee all my reviews

This is a good movie as long as you know what you are going into. It is not meant to be a historical documentary. Some look at it and see the name "Abraham Lincoln" and expect the movie to contain more of an historical aspect to the flick; however, in reality, it is a movie regarding Vampires. So, if you like vampire movies, you will probably like this. I read the reviews from others and they complain about how the book is so much different, well it is different. But anyone that reads a book and then expects it to be exactly the same (Other than Harry Potter Enthusiasts) has basically gone off the deep end. The movie does contain somewhat of the same plot, but it is not exactly the same. I like a lot of what some would categorize as "weird movies," and enjoy the occasional vampire movie as long as its not overly gory, which this isn't. Its a good movie, just know what you are going to see, not what some wish it could be.


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