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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But something gets off and the killing continues on land. The vampire is looking for a specific woman - half-human, half-vampire. Rita's the cop detective investigating the many killings.

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (story), Vernon Lynch (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Maximillian / Preacher Pauly / Guido
Angela Bassett ... Det. Rita Veder
Allen Payne ... Detective Justice
Kadeem Hardison ... Julius Jones
John Witherspoon ... Silas Green
Zakes Mokae ... Dr. Zeko
Joanna Cassidy ... Capt. Dewey
Simbi Kali ... Nikki, Rita's Roomate (as Simbi Khali)
Messiri Freeman Messiri Freeman ... Eva, Julius' Girl
Kelly Cinnante Kelly Cinnante ... Policewoman Photographer
Jsu Garcia ... Anthony (as Nick Corri)
W. Earl Brown ... Thrasher
Ayo Adeyemi Ayo Adeyemi ... Bartender
Troy Curvey Jr. Troy Curvey Jr. ... Choir Leader
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Mrs. Brown
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Storyline

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and, as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part-vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her bloodsucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comic tale of horror and seduction.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and vampire violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,045,379, 29 October 1995

Gross USA:

$19,751,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,051,736
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sonja Davis, Angela Bassett's stunt double, died in an accident on the set. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, Julius is wearing tan trousers when Murphy saves him. As ha runs across he street he is in jeans, but inside the warehouse he is back in his tan trousers. See more »

Quotes

[Dets. Veder and Justice are at Caprisi's, an Italian restaurant, speaking with owner/mob boss "Kitty" Caprisi and sidekick Lizzy]
Kitty Caprisi: [to Rita about the deaths of Anthony and Tony] They was making a pickup on, uh, let's just say some business proceeds.
Det. Rita Veder: Pickup from who?
Lizzy: Just a punk numbers runner, name of Julius something or other. I seen his girlfriend kick the living snot out of him once. Some big broad named Eva, lives down on Court, I think.
Detective Justice: So you think this Julius could've iced your boys?
[...]
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Connections

References Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)
Written & Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

 
Eddie - Funny & Seductive!
13 February 2005 | by MoonlynSee all my reviews

The only person who can give a fair commentary on this film would be a vampire lover, such as myself. As much as I love to laugh and adore Eddie Murphy's comedic talent, the genre of Vampires is my ultimate favourite topic. Some may say that I'm even slightly obsessed... So when it comes to this film I will say that I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it was a touch cheesy and yes it was funny, but why can't a vampire film make you laugh too? I approached this film with a lot of reservation because I really didn't think Eddie Murphy was vampire material. But Eddie pulled it off. Yes- I feel that he truly did. He had that hypnotic stare and seductive movement that would've paralyzed me too if I was in his presence then too. So I give this movie the thumbs up and not just for vampire lovers and not just for Eddie Murphy fans- this is quite an entertaining film.


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