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Vampire's Kiss (1988)

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After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.


Robert Bierman


Joseph Minion
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Peter Loew
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Alva Restrepo
Jennifer Beals ... Rachel
Elizabeth Ashley ... Dr. Glaser
Kasi Lemmons ... Jackie
Robert Lujan Robert Lujan ... Emilio (as Bob Lujan)
Jessica Lundy ... Sharon
Johnny Walker Johnny Walker ... Donald (as John Walker)
Boris Lyoskin ... Fantasy Cabbie (as Boris Leskin)
Michael Knowles ... Andrew
John Michael Higgins ... Ed
Jodie Markell ... Joke Girl
Marc Coppola ... Joke Guy
David Hyde Pierce ... Theater Guy (as David Pierce)
Amy Stiller ... Theater Girl


A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a woman and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his delusions. The woman continues to visit and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Seduction. Romance. Murder. The things one does for love.


Comedy | Horror


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Did You Know?


The quotation that Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) said was from William Wordsworth. It was: "We walked along, while bright and red. Uprose the morning sun". See more »


Getting partially dressed and leaving the apartment, after the first bat, he neglects to put on his socks. When they exit the building, he is clearly wearing two socks. Later in the office, he is again shown sans socks. See more »


Peter Loew: Shouldn't the copy be in that file? It should, right?
Dr. Glaser: Yes.
Peter Loew: Right? Hmmm. Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep.
Dr. Glaser: Unless, of course, it's somehow been somehow misfiled.
Peter Loew: MIS-filed?
Dr. Glaser: Yes, misfiled. Sometimes somebody puts a document in the wrong file and then it's misfiled. It makes it much harder to find.
Peter Loew: Who? Who? What do you mean, who? How could somebody MIS-file something? What could be easier? It's all alphabetical. You just PUT it IN the RIGHT FILE! According to ALPHABETICAL ORDER! You know - A...
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By Igor Stravinsky
Performed by permission of Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
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"I never misfiled anything! Not once. Not one time"!
27 August 2014 | by crgilbert7See all my reviews

What an underrated gem! If you are a fan of Nicolas Cage, this is a must see. Without him, this movie would be awful. Without Nic's tour de force performance this would be a movie you would turn off after the first five minutes of watching it. His performance makes you really wonder how his career would have turned out if he continued to do comedies like this and Raising Arizona. I for one think his career would have been just as successful, if not more. He is absolutely hilarious; every line makes you laugh hysterically. If I had to give this film a letter grade.. Hmm, let me think.. A? B? C? D? E? F? G? H? I? J? K…? Okay, you get the point. (A+ Comedy)

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English | German

Release Date:

16 June 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,699, 4 June 1989

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Production Co:

Magellan Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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