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 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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Are you a patriot or a vampire? See more »

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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In 2010, Benjamin Walker appeared in a stage production called "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." He plays a title character, a fantasy version of a real-life American President. See more »

Goofs

On the train Will Johnson is seen loading a cap and ball style revolver by inserting a ball into the rear of the cylinder. The cylinder would actually have been loaded from the front, each chamber like a small musket, with powder first and then a ball. 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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The film's title doesn't appear until half-way through the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mr. Iglesias: Summer School (2019) See more »

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Time Waits for No Man
Written and performed by Dror Mohar
Courtesy of 13n Music
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25 June 2012 | by chatterboxsrbSee all my reviews

Summary: The movie has horrible plot holes and inconsistencies but it makes for a good "popcorn" movie. It can be very entertaining and funny but outside of that, there's really not much. 6/10

Characters: About 3 of the characters develop (slightly) and the rest are left to rot in their horrible cliché state of blandness and stereotypes. 4/10

Effects: This is one of the better parts of the film. The effects are good and at some points great. They fit well with the action scenes. At one point in the movie, I remember it didn't feel like I was watching a movie due to the amount of action and great effects. But it was short-lived due to the silly plot. 8/10

Plot: PFFFFFFT. It's bad. Really bad. But funny. Very funny. 5/10

Should I see it?: But if you're bored one night and have some dough to waste for a couple of cheap laughs and good action scenes, this movie is fine for you.

If you're looking for something deep or for a classic movie you can remember for this summer, this movie isn't it.


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Country:

USA | Russia

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

Gross USA:

$37,519,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,471,580
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2.35 : 1
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