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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:

$19,751,736
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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

In an interview with Shadow and Act, Kadeem Hardison singled out Vampire in Brooklyn as his "favorite" works. 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

[Julius is escorting Max around the streets in his limo]
Julius Jones: Hey, Max, let me ask you something. Why didn't you just bite this bitch when you had a chance?
Maximillian: It doesn't work that way. She has to give herself to me voluntarily.
Julius Jones: [laughs] Hey, this is Brooklyn, baby. Don't nobody give up shit unless you got some cold cash or a hot slug for their ass.
Maximillian: In this case, I know a lot more about her than she knows about herself. One dance with me, one dance, and she'll be mine
Julius Jones: Oh, see now, yeah, yeah. Now you're ...
[...]
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Connections

References Soul Train (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Pray
By M.C. Hammer (as Hammer) & Prince
Performed by M.C. Hammer (as Hammer)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
Not The Travesty Some Claim
24 July 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Maximillian (Eddie Murphy) 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.

Some have said this film is the worst for Murphy and for Wes Craven, with Murphy saying the wig he had to wear was a big part of the problem. Now, looking back almost twenty years later, the wig does not look bad, and this was far from rock bottom for Murphy. For Craven, it may not be his strongest film, but it may also not be his worst ("Cursed" is pretty bad).

Seriously, this is not that bad of a film, even if the humor never hits exactly right.


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