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Blood & Donuts (1995)

A vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop.

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Holly Dale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Currie ... Boya
Louis Ferreira ... Earl (as Justin Louis)
Helene Clarkson ... Molly
Fiona Reid ... Rita
Frank Moore ... Pierce
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ... Axel
David Cronenberg ... Crime Boss
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Bernie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Donut Shop Junkie
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Hotel Clerk
Susan Kottman Susan Kottman ... Old Lady (as Susan Koffmann)
Charles Hayter Charles Hayter ... Old Wino
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Storyline

In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, who is having trouble with two criminals, and falls in love for the waitress Molly. Meanwhile, his former passion of 1969, Rita, who misses her lost youth, is trying to locate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

There's a place between the living and the dead... and it's open 24 hours.

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Coeur de vampire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD350,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Stephen: Am I employing retards? I have nothing against retards in general, I just can't afford to employ them.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a final scene in the donut shop featuring three of the secondary characters. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Target Crowd
Lyrics by Pat Dodds
Music by Pull
Performed by Pull
Courtesy of PD Music (SOCAN)
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Blood & Donuts go well together...
10 July 2000 | by snake-52See all my reviews

If you're a "B" movie fan, you can't help but like this film at least a little bit...

It starts out with news coverage of the lunar landing in 1969 for seemingly no other reason than to establish a reference in time and then shoots 25 years into the future. From here we meet a dim-witted cab driver and a donut shop waitress (whom the cab driver has a crush on).

Aside from the usual details, which nearly make up a plausible plot, they've also thrown in some interesting little details like when our hero get stabbed through the heart with a shovel handle only to remove it and announce, `Don't believe everything you read'.

From time to time this film does tend to move a bit slow, but in the classic `B' movie tradition the ending is not to be believed. really.


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