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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

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Mel Brooks

Writers:

Mel Brooks (screenplay), Rudy De Luca (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Dracula
Peter MacNicol ... Renfield
Steven Weber ... Harker
Amy Yasbeck ... Mina
Lysette Anthony ... Lucy
Harvey Korman ... Dr. Seward
Mel Brooks ... Professor Van Helsing
Mark Blankfield ... Martin
Megan Cavanagh ... Essie
Clive Revill ... Sykes
Chuck McCann ... Innkeeper
Avery Schreiber ... Peasant on Coach
Cherie Franklin Cherie Franklin ... Peasant on Coach
Ezio Greggio ... Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs Leslie S. Sachs ... Usherette (as Leslie Sachs)
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Storyline

Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Gaumont DVD [France]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,708,298, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$10,772,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,772,144
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Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The fake medal Van Helsing wears to the ball is composed of a ribbon and a British military pip. See more »

Goofs

In 19th century currency in Transilvanya was mark, not kopeks like women sell cross to Thomas. See more »

Quotes

[a bat poops on the stairs]
Dracula: Children of the night... What a mess they make.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »

Connections

Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses From the South
Waltz by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
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Funny for all not just Mel Brook's fans
14 August 2012 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This Dracula spoof has many original laughs along the way. After all the recent Vampire movies it's even more funny.

Typical Mel Brooks humor is laugh out loud and crude. The cast is good including Amy Yasbeck as Mina and Leslie Nielsen as Dracula. Mel himself plays Van Helsing. Peter Macnicol is good too as Dracula's helper. Love the mock English accents and the way they pronounce "Lucy".

It's not as original as Young Frankenstein or as ribald as History of the World but it's got enough laughs. Surprised to find out it had bad reviews and wasn't a hit. Definitely worth a watch. I am a Mel Brooks fan and this one is about in the middle of the range.


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