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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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Mel Brooks ' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

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Mel Brooks

Writers:

Mel Brooks (screenplay), Rudy De Luca (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Dracula
Peter MacNicol ... Renfield
Steven Weber ... Harker
Amy Yasbeck ... Mina
Lysette Anthony ... Lucy
Harvey Korman ... Dr. Seward
Mel Brooks ... Professor Van Helsing
Mark Blankfield ... Martin
Megan Cavanagh ... Essie
Clive Revill ... Sykes
Chuck McCann ... Innkeeper
Avery Schreiber ... Peasant on Coach
Cherie Franklin Cherie Franklin ... Peasant on Coach
Ezio Greggio ... Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs Leslie S. Sachs ... Usherette (as Leslie Sachs)
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Storyline

Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks . This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The music that appeared in the trailer is John Williams' theme to Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella. See more »

Goofs

When Sykes hears Lucy's voice begging to be let out of her coffin, he accidentally moves the "stone" lid, showing it to have no weight. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Harker: Are you saying that Count Dracula is our vampire?
Van Helsing: Yes!... and no...
Jonathan Harker: Then what are you saying?
Van Helsing: I'm saying no. But I'm leeeeaning towards yes.
Dr. Steward: Then you're saying yes.
Van Helsing: No.
Dr. Steward: Then you're saying no.
Van Helsing: Not necessarily.
Jonathan Harker: You sound dubious.
Van Helsing: No -I'm positive!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »


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The Kaminsky Two-Step
Composed by Hummie Mann
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The most underrated comedy in my DVD arsenal
12 July 2004 | by guerillagorillaSee all my reviews

"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" is a movie that seems to define what someone either really likes or dislikes about a comedy, and more specifically a parody: gags. For me, the gags herein worked, there were reasons for their having been used and therefore makes it funny to me. The storyline didn't stall, the gags weren't desperate for laughs, and the acting was exactly what was needed: the comedic touch.

The casting choice to have Steven Weber and Amy Yasbeck, both veterans of the TV series "Wings", was brilliant because the chemistry between their personalities was proven and honed before the movie. The choice of Leslie Nielsen for the titular role was dead-on. Someone that has the wisdom of centuries (decades, whatever), is cunning (a la the Naked Gun series), and above all, never gives up (until turned to dust). Mel Brooks, having proved his comedic prowess with films like "Young Frankenstein", comes through in the role of Van Helsing. Even the incidental characters seem to have a reason to belong and flow in the movie, like Essie, the guardian of Mina, or Martin, Dr. Seward's right-hand man of the sanitarium...

Martin: "...the patient in the west wing? He's havin' a conniption fit."

Dr. Seward: "Oh. Give him an enima."

As stated, the movie will most likely be quite funny or very dull, depending on what the viewer expects from it beforehand. Being that I like a good slapstick comedy (and I do), the performances above all are what were able to pull me in.

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"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" gets 9 of 10 stars


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Details

Official Sites:

Gaumont DVD [France]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,708,298, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$10,772,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,772,144
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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