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Dracula 2000 (2000)

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A group of thieves breaks into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing.

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Patrick Lussier

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Joel Soisson (story), Patrick Lussier (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Dracula
Christopher Plummer ... Abraham Van Helsing
Jonny Lee Miller ... Simon Sheppard
Justine Waddell ... Mary Heller-Van Helsing
Vitamin C ... Lucy Westerman (as Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick)
Jennifer Esposito ... Solina
Omar Epps ... Marcus
Sean Patrick Thomas ... Trick
Danny Masterson ... Nightshade
Lochlyn Munro ... Eddie
Tig Fong ... Dax
Tony Munch ... Charlie
Jeri Ryan ... Valerie Sharpe
Shane West ... JT
Nathan Fillion ... Father David
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Storyline

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The Most Seductive Evil of All Time Has Now Been Unleashed in Ours. See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,636,567, 25 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,022,767

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,053,625
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Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 37 mins) When Lucy (Vitamin C a.k.a. singer "Vitamin C") is talking to Mary in the record store, she is standing right in front of a shelf that has her CD on it. See more »

Goofs

The opening sequence (set pre-2000) contains a shot of London, including the Houses of Parliament, with a black-roofed building opposite (which, in fact, was not built until 2000). Later during the movie, now set in the present day, a similar shot correctly shows this building under construction, with bare foundations. See more »

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Mary: [confessing to her pastor] I've had these dreams my whole life. Trapped in darkness with this man. I used to think they were just... nightmares.
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As the credits roll, interspersed in the words, are coloured pictures of things important to the movie's premise, including a row of teeth, a bat, and a cross. These pictures are seen both on the left and right sides. See more »

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A Welcome Burden
Written and Performed by Disturbed
Courtesy of Giant Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Things sure have changed since Dracula 1931
31 March 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

I've got to admit that it was a lot less awful than I expected. Still not very good though, but I've seen greater disasters under the `Wes Craven Presents'-label…70 years after Bela Lugosi made him immortal, new blood is running through the veins of the horror icon Dracula (which is a pretty ironic statement to itself…). The year is 2000 and the location is Great Britain. Abraham Van Helsing kept himself alive somehow and he still stands guard over the coffin that holds the remainders of Dracula. The vacuum-closed coffin gets stolen and – surprise surprise – Dracula escapes….with a mission, because he's after Van Helsing's daughter in America. Since Abraham used Dracula's blood to keep alive, the exact same powers are to find in her. All of a sudden, this version comes up with a whole new historical background for Dracula…He's portrayed like a real ladies-man and director Lussier even suggests that his wrath against humanity goes all the way back to the Biblical beginning…I'm not quite sure what to think of this whole character-twist. It gives a slight bit of originality and ingeniousness to the franchise, but it's also illogical, extremely far-fetched and it might even be considered as being a little offensive. My biggest fear regarding this film, however, was that it would be a boisterous and computerized update of the legendary myth. I'm glad to say that the visuals in Dracula 2000 are well used and not too exaggerated. Some good old-fashioned gore as well with a couple of nice decapitations and slaughtering. The script is rather weak and contains silly humorist-lines such as: ` Never ever mess with an antique dealer'…and a lot of variants on the `vampires suck'-joke! Gerard Butler is pretty weak as the bloodsucking vampire and he hasn't exactly got the charisma and appearance to play him…Of course, he can't be blamed for that entirely as it's as good as impossible to follow into the footsteps of brilliant actors like Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee or Gary Oldman who gave image to Dracula before him.

Other than Butler, there is a good diversity in the cast. We receive some quality acting by Christopher Plummer as Prof. Van Helsing and even Omar Epps is remarkable in his role. Lots of eye-candy is provided by Jennifer Esposito (I never saw her this pretty), Jeri Ryan (cleavage-queen) and Colleen Fitzpatrick (she's the modern version of Lucy). I'm rather late with my first viewing on this film. Since I never wanted to spend money on it, I patiently waited for it to come on TV. You're not missing anything in case you don't ever see it, but there are much worse ways to spend your time. It's overall well-made and light-headed entertainment. Not planning on seeing the sequels, though.


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