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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

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: Cazador de vampiros 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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Runtime:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While preparing for the role, Benjamin Walker delivered the Gettysburg Address to the director and producer. See more »

Goofs

The film's American Civil War sequence leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg creates the impression that the Union was very successful before Gettysburg, and was close to total victory. However, in mid-1863, the Civil War was very clearly undecided, and it was, in fact, the Confederates who had secured more notable victories, and it was they who had the upper hand in the lead-up to the Battle of Gettysburg; indeed, the battle was the culmination of their second invasion of the North, and was the high-point of Confederate confidence and capability in the Civil War. 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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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear until half-way through the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.40 (2012) See more »

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Arranged and performed by Oleg Ponomarev
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions International Ltd.
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An action-packed, blood-filled, awesome film!
19 January 2013 | by DrKnockers05See all my reviews

When I first heard about this film, I wasn't that interested. It didn't seem like it would be that good to watch. How wrong I was. As I had missed watching it in the cinema, I had to wait until it was released on DVD. In that time, I honestly could not wait. I constantly watched the trailers for it, tried to avoid any plot details in case of spoilers, and even looked up on some of the cast members I hadn't heard of before, including Mr Lincoln himself, Benjamin Walker. I got it the week it came out, and I didn't regret it. As well as fun yet exciting action scenes, the acting was just perfect from the majority of the cast, especially Walker, Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell. It also references Lincoln's actual life as a President very effectively as well as including this secret life as a vampire hunter. I also enjoyed the soundtrack, mainly because of Linkin Park's 'Powerless' being featured at the end but all the other songs went very well with the scenes, too. It may sound like a weird film but to me, it's one of the most unique films made in a long time. A combination of horror, action and even some elements of comedy and romance make this a big thumbs up on my films list.


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