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Salem's Lot 

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rob Lowe ...  Ben Mears 2 episodes, 2004
Andre Braugher ...  Matt Burke 2 episodes, 2004
Donald Sutherland ...  Richard Straker 2 episodes, 2004
Samantha Mathis ...  Susan Norton 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Mammone ...  Dr. James Cody 2 episodes, 2004
Dan Byrd ...  Mark Petrie 2 episodes, 2004
Rutger Hauer ...  Kurt Barlow 2 episodes, 2004
James Cromwell ...  Father Donald Callahan 2 episodes, 2004
Andy Anderson ...  Charlie Rhodes 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Grubb ...  Larry Crockett 2 episodes, 2004
Steven Vidler ...  Sheriff Parkins 2 episodes, 2004
Penny McNamee ...  Ruth Crockett 2 episodes, 2004
Brendan Cowell ...  Dud Rogers 2 episodes, 2004
Christopher Morris ...  Mike Ryerson 2 episodes, 2004
Todd MacDonald ...  Floyd Tibbits 2 episodes, 2004
Bree Desborough ...  Sandy McDougall 2 episodes, 2004
Paul Ashcroft Paul Ashcroft ...  Royce McDougall 2 episodes, 2004
Elizabeth Alexander ...  Ann Norton 2 episodes, 2004
Julia Blake ...  Eva Prunier 2 episodes, 2004
Martin Vaughan ...  Ed 'Weasel' Craig 2 episodes, 2004
André de Vanny ...  Danny Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Zac Richmond Zac Richmond ...  Ralphie Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Rebecca Gibney ...  Marjorie Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Joe Petruzzi ...  Tony Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Tara Morice ...  Joyce Petrie 2 episodes, 2004
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Ben Mears, a writer returns to the small Maine town of Jerusalem's Lot (also known as Salem's Lot), where he spent the first few years of his life, to write a book. Little does he or the townfolk realize that a couple of other new residents are coming...Straker, an antiques dealer, and his partner and master Barlow, a ancient and malevolent vampire bent on making Salem's Lot his new home. Written by KLange

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Creswick, Victoria, Australia See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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This marks the second film series in which James Cromwell has appeared after his wife Julie Cobb. Cobb appeared in the original film Salem's Lot (1979). She also appeared on the original Star Trek (1966) series, while Cromwell appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). Samantha Mathis's mother, Bibi Besch, was also a Star Trek veteran, having appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). See more »

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When they are in the church, Father Callahan is filling bottles with holy water. He fills one, fills the next and then fills the first one again. See more »

Quotes

Susan Norton: Maybe Barlow is just a regular serial killer?
Mark Petrie: You wish.
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Paint It Black
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Salem's Lot miniseries SUCKS...and not just in a vampire sort of way
22 June 2004 | by steven3398See all my reviews

Salem's Lot, the miniseries SUCKED big time...and not just in a vampire sort of way.

When is TV going to get this book right?

Where should I start with what is wrong with this series? So little of it was good or done properly.

First of all, the series is TOTALLY different from the book, even more so than the '79 miniseries. I really enjoyed the book and was disappointed by this series.

The characters and story line are different from the book, and unfortunately not nearly as interesting or engaging.

Also this miniseries is NOT scary. They screwed up the two most scary parts of the book; when Matt Burke finds Mike Ryerson in his bedroom, and when Sue Norton and Mark Petrie go into the Marsten house.

Also why did they make Matt Burke a gay black? In the book he's an elderly White heterosexual. Changing this character hurt the story IMO.

I'd give this miniseries a "D" , which is a shame because it could have, and SHOULD have been so much better.


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