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Innocent Blood (1992)

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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Director:

John Landis

Writer:

Michael Wolk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Parillaud ... Marie
David Proval ... Lenny
Rocco Sisto ... Gilly
Chazz Palminteri ... Tony
Anthony LaPaglia ... Joe Gennaro
Robert Loggia ... Sallie (The Shark) Macelli
Tony Sirico ... Jacko
Tony Lip ... Frank
Kim Coates ... Ray
Marshall Bell ... Marsh
Leo Burmester ... Dave Flinton
Rohn Thomas ... Coroner
Angela Bassett ... U.S. Attorney Sinclair
Luis Guzmán ... Morales
Don Rickles ... Emmanuel 'Manny' Bergman
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Storyline

Marie has two appetites, sex and blood. Her career as a vampire is going along fine until two problems come up, she is interrupted while feeding on Sal (The Shark) Macelli and she begins to develop a relationship with the policeman who has been trying to put Sal away. Sal wakes up in the morgue very confused and very thirsty. He goes back to his old haunts and begins to create an organized crime family of vampires while Marie and her policeman lover hunt him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Horror meets humor, humor meets dead-on special effects, and boy meets ghoul in "Innocent Blood". See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A French Vampire in America See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,972,818
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) is playing on the television during the morgue scenes, when Macelli is first brought in, and again when he makes his frenzied exit. See more »

Goofs

When Manny (in hospital) dies and becomes a vampire, his heart briefly stops, causing the EKG to sound an alarm before it starts beating again. He then wakes up and detaches the EKG leads, which ought to trigger another alarm but does not. See more »

Quotes

Pathologist: Some nights there's so much farting and belching in here, it's like being in a ballpark.
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Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2016 DVD edition in Spain edited by "Llamentol" miss a couple of shots:
  • When Manny throws the doctor to the wall in the hospital sequence.
  • In Macelli's last monologue the line "I am the light! I am Macelli!". Also the movie is presented in "open matte" with 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Night
Written by Johnny Lehmann and Herb Miller
Produced by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Brunswick Special Markets
A division of Score Productions, Inc.
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Featherweight dark comedy about a sexy bloodsucker, though exceptionally well-done
7 October 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

John Landis is not the type of director who goes for any deeper meaning in his films outside of the occasional well-staged car chase in heavy traffic; however, this time, working with Michael Wolk's first-rate screenplay, he excels in narrative as well as in visual form. An undercover cop in Pittsburgh, posing as a thief for the Mob, becomes attracted to the scintillating French woman who is hellbent on killing kingpin Robert Loggia (seems she's a bloodsucker by night--and forgot to "finish the food" the evening she put the bite on Loggia's Sal the Shark!). Not terribly bright, but full of puckish black humor and one exciting, masterfully staged sequence after another. And when things calm down a bit, as with the motel sequence between hot twosome Anne Parillaud and Anthony LaPaglia, Landis is adept at smoothly changing the movie's rhythm. It's an impressive, gory, foul-mouthed, yet adrenalized and satirical piece of work, Landis' best. *** from ****


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