Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

123 min
Horror | Romance
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 18 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1994-11-11
Filming Locations: Show Dogs Fine Sausages - 1020 Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Budget: $60,000,000
Opening Weekend: $36,389,705 (USA) (13 November 1994)
Gross: $105,264,608 (USA) ( 1995)
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Christian Slater
Daniel Malloy
Virginia McCollam
Whore on Waterfront
John McConnell
Tom Cruise
Lestat de Lioncourt
Mike Seelig
Bellina Logan
Tavern Girl
Thandie Newton
Lyla Hay Owen
Widow St. Clair
Lee E. Scharfstein
Widow's Lover (as Lee Emery)
Indra Ové
New Orleans Whore (as Indra Ove)
Monte Montague
Plague Victim Bearer
Kirsten Dunst
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé
Maid (as Nathalie Bloch)
Jeanette Kontomitras
Woman in Square
Roger Lloyd Pack
Piano Teacher
George Kelly
Stephen Rea
Antonio Banderas
Nicole DuBois
Creole Woman (as Nicole Dubois)
Micha Bergese
Paris Vampire
Marcel Iures
Paris Vampire
Susan Lynch
Paris Vampire
Louise Salter
Paris Vampire
Matthew Sim
Paris Vampire
François Testory
Paris Vampire (as Francois Testory)
Andrew Tiernan
Paris Vampire
Simon Tyrrell
Paris Vampire
George Antoni
Paris Vampire (as George Yiasoumi)
Sara Stockbridge
Laure Marsac
Mortal Woman on Stage
Katia Caballero
Woman in Audience
Louis Lewis-Smith
Mortal Boy
Domiziana Giordano
Reese Foster
Pall Bearer (uncredited)
Ben Gardiner
Bum (uncredited)
Doron Jacobs
Mortal Ticket Collector (uncredited)
Danny Kamin
Carlos, Plantation Overseer (uncredited)
Gustavo I. Ortiz
American Soldier (uncredited)
John Risso
Comedia troupe actor (uncredited)
Rafael Siegel
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Greta Valenti
Girl in Alley (uncredited)
Glenn Webster
Cinema Audience (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc
News Anchor (uncredited)
Did you know?
Author Anne Rice wrote the original part of Lestat for the 1976 novel with Rutger Hauer in mind. The rights to the novel were optioned by Paramount for $150,000 before the book was first published. John Travolta was then earmarked to play Lestat but Dracula (1979), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), and Love at First Bite (1979) put the project into turnaround. By the time a movie was to be filmed, Hauer and Travolta had become too old to portray the ever-young vampire. Upon learning that Tom Cruise had been cast, she was quite disappointed and expressed concern that Cruise could not carry the part. After attending a screening, Rice wrote a letter of apology, quite pleased with Cruise's portrayal.
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The novel was written in 1976; by 1993 it was reprinted 48 times.
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Louis describes Claudia as five years old in the novel, but Kirsten Dunst was 12 years old at the time of filming.
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When Louis is walking along the beach early in the movie, his coat is perfectly neat and unwrinkled despite the fact that he had been dumped in the water the night before.
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In the Theatre des Vampires, Santiago unties the string on the woman's shirt but just seconds before this it is seen already untied and she moves it to cover herself.
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In the very beginning, just before Louis begins his story, the shot from outside the window shows Louis' hair down. The next shot in the room of Louis' back shows his hair pulled back in a low pony tail.
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Lestat: Whining coward of a vampire that prowls the night killing rats and poodles; you could have finished us both.
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Lestat: Now that is pure Creole. Trust Claudia to have found her. What, don't you want her?
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Claudia: Louis, what's happening to her?
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What did Lestat mean when he told Louis, "The Dark Gift is different for each of us"?
When someone is given the Dark Gift, it means they have been transformed from human to vampire. The Dark Gift IS vampirism. In the Ricean universe, all vampires are granted the same abilities: telekinesis, pyrokinesis, telepathy, and mesmerism, along with enhanced senses, strength, and immortality. What was unique to each person was the degree to which a fledgling would manifest each power immediately after being born to darkness. For example, when the Dark Gift was bestowed upon Lestat, he quickly developed a high degree of telepathic ability, whereas Louis did not.
Why did Claudia trick Lestat into drinking poisoned blood?
Four two reasons: (1) She hated Lestat for turning her into a vampire who could never grow up, and (2) she wanted to free herself and Louis from Lestat.
Why did the vampires want to kill Louis, Claudia, and Madeleine?
The vampires were acting under orders from Armand to destroy Claudia and Madeleine and imprison Louis in a coffin, under the guise that it was retribution for having killed Lestat. Claudia was actually destroyed because Armand wanted Louis to himself and thought that, if he got rid of Claudia, Louis' paternal love for her would go away. The novel presents another possible reason: Armand did it out of spite against Lestat. (Armand indicated to Louis in the movie that he once had dealings with Lestat). The novel explains that, years before when Lestat was a newborn vampire, Armand lead a coven of Satanist vampires. Armand tried to have Lestat condemned for not following their rules, so Lestat revealed to Armand's followers that Armand was deceiving them. Armand killed many of his own followers for trying to leave him and never really forgave Lestat. It would be in Armand's nature to want to lure Louis away from Lestat, too.
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Brad Pitt Rory Edwards Helen McCrory