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The Little Vampire

  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Uli Edel
  • 91 mins
  • U

Summary

An American youngster living in a small town in Scotland falls foul of bullies - but just as he despairs of ever making some new pals, he meets a family of friendly vampires that needs his help to become mortal again. Children's adventure, starring Richard E Grant, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jim Carter and Alice Krige.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A human boy helps a young vampire and his bloodsucking family escape the attentions of a vampire slayer in this entertaining horror fantasy adventure. Jerry Maguire's Jonathan Lipnicki as the human and bright British newcomer Rollo Weeks as his undead friend turn in good performances, while Richard E Grant and Alice Krige camp it up as the vampire parents and Jim Carter is in slightly unhinged mode as the slayer. Witty and well written, this is that rarity - a children's film that doesn't patronise its audience. You can even forgive it the contrivance of having an American hero in a film set in Scotland. Youngsters will love it, and the running gag about vampire cows should have the adults chuckling, too.

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Credits

Cast

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Tony ThompsonJonathan Lipnicki
Frederick Sackville-BaggRichard E Grant
RookeryJim Carter
FredaAlice Krige
Dottie ThompsonPamela Gidley
Bob ThompsonTommy Hinkley
AnnaAnna Popplewell
GregoryDean Cook
RudolphRollo Weeks
Lord McAshtonJohn Wood (2)

Crew

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DirectorUli Edel

Details

Theatrical distributor
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Released on
2000-10-20
Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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