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Mockingbird Lane (2012)

Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily... See full summary »

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Bryan Fuller, Norm Liebmann (written by "The Munsters") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Herman Munster
Portia de Rossi ... Lily Munster
Charity Wakefield ... Marilyn Munster
Mason Cook ... Eddie Munster
Eddie Izzard ... Grandpa
Cheyenne Jackson ... Steve
Beth Grant ... Marie
Allen C. Liu Allen C. Liu ... Real Estate Agent
Pablo Espinosa ... Paramedic
Craig Jordan ... Paramedic #2
Kenneth Lyng Kenneth Lyng ... Billy
Dante Brown ... Huey
Grant Venable Grant Venable ... Martin
Eric Osovsky ... Wallace
J. Anthony Pena ... Mr. Perez (as J. Anthony Peña)
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Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address. Written by Anonymous

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Munsters See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Grandpa restarts Herman's heart, it plays the log-in chime from Apple computers. See more »

Quotes

Herman Munster: Eddie knows I'm lying to him.
Grandpa: He can smell your deceit. You've never raised a werewolf. I have.
Herman Munster: Have you raised one successfully?
Grandpa: My son Leslie was born covered in hair. I knew exactly how to raise him.
Herman Munster: You hired nannies to raise him, and then you let him eat the nannies.
Grandpa: That's what they were hired for.
Herman Munster: I know exactly how to raise Eddie.
Grandpa: You were never a Munster until I made you a Munster. Eddie was born one. There's nothing you have done or can do as a parent that will change that.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Think I Need a New Heart
Written by Stephin Merritt
Performed by The Magnetic Fields
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Adorable homage for a mature Munster fan.
4 November 2012 | by Martine PicardSee all my reviews

I come to re-makes with an open mind. If you are -expecting- a regurgitation of Munsters of olde, you are barking up the wrong Woff Woff. They've tried that, and its failed miserably. Why bother re-making a classic? PLAY WITH IT. Allow it to mautre with the audience.

Just as Battlestar re-approached it's story line, so does 1313 Mockingbord Lane. With clever retro writing and playfully nostalgic nods to the Munster's monster clichés, the humor tip-toes across Mockingbird Lane to the dark side. The romantically creepy visuals created are a unique departure from anything I've seen on network TV.

Due to its approach, this one is not for those who choose to protect their wee ones from the spookie-ookie.

My only 'complaint', such that it is, is that so much content was introduced in the episode that it became a wee bit disjointed. Could'nt they have fleshed it out to be a two hour movie?

I want to know more about Marylin's mom? Will Herman's heart break? How will Eddie cope with his growing pains? Will we see Spot run? The questions created leave me craving...

I hope 1313 triumphs and goes on. It would be a shame to dumb down this deliciously deviant diversion from the hum-drum. We giggled and guffawed from beguiling beginning to elucidating end. I am BLOOD THIRSTY to return!


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