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My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 6 May 1988 (USA)
After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.

Director:

Jimmy Huston

Writer:

Tab Murphy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sean Leonard ... Jeremy Capello
LeeAnne Locken ... Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
Cheryl Pollak ... Darla Blake
Cecilia Peck ... Nora
Fannie Flagg ... Mrs. Capello
Kenneth Kimmins ... Mr. Capello
Evan Mirand Evan Mirand ... Ralph
Michelle La Vigne Michelle La Vigne ... Flo
Harvey Christiansen Harvey Christiansen ... George
David Warner ... Professor Leopold McCarthy
Paul Willson ... Grimsdyke
Rene Auberjonois ... Modoc
Erica Zeitlin Erica Zeitlin ... Gloria
Gary Chason Gary Chason ... Drivers Ed Instructor
Kathy Bates ... Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)
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Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook "vampirism - a guide to an alternative lifestyle", he finds out that blood does not taste as bad as he expected. Of course, he does not bite women, as a good guy he sticks to pig blood which is offered by the local butcher as a special offer for vampires. Trouble rises when a vampire hunter tries to track him down with wooden sticks and silver bullets... Written by Hanno Mueller <mueller@kogs.informatik.uni-hamburg.de>

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With a friend like this... Who needs enemies? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The license plate on Ralph's car reads "BVR HUNT". See more »

Goofs

When Jeremy and Darla are leaving her house and walking to the car for their first date, Jeremy's reflection is clearly visible on the hood of the car. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: She sucked your what?
Jeremy Capello: [quietly but also irritated] My finger you jerk!
[sees girls at another table staring, laughing at him and decides to tell them]
Jeremy Capello: My finger!
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Connections

Referenced in Movie Nights: Vampire's Kiss (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Written by Pat MacDonald
Performed by Timbuk 3
© 1986 I. R. S. Music, Inc./Mambadadi Music, Inc.
Courtesy of I. R. S. Records
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This wraps up 80's teen movies up
22 April 2004 | by orisons1See all my reviews

I couldn't believe the rating this movie got here so I had to write, this was a movie that opitimised every aspect of the eighties (including really bad dress sense)from the troubled/angst teenager, to the mad thinks he's doing-good scientist and put it all togother in a fun relaxing and romantic teenage movie(no shlock horror typical of the era). I honestly think that anyone sits down and watches this movie for what it was and is "a rom/com" they will enjoy, even now when it looks a bit dated.......Honestly go rent buy scrape this movie up or out of the cupboard and put your feet up grab some popcorn or beer or possibly pigs bloods (sorry couldn't help a reference to the movie) and enjoy.................


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

LaPorte, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,380, 8 May 1988

Gross USA:

$174,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,380
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Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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