Bram Stoker's Dracula

1992 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 film, in which the vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Written by James V. Hart. Based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker.
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Count Dracula

  • (in a letter to Jonathan Harker) My friend. Welcome to the Carpathians. I am anxiously expecting you. At the Borgo Pass, my carriage will await you and bring you to me. I trust your journey from London has been a happy one, and that you will enjoy your stay in my beautiful land. Your friend, D.
  • Welcome to my home. Enter freely of your own will, and leave some of the happiness you bring.
  • Your firm writes most highly of your talents. They say you are a man of good... taste. (chuckles)
  • Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?
  • (noticing the crucifix Jonathan Harker wears) Do not put your faith in such trinkets of deceit! We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways. And, to you, there shall be many strange things...
  • (as wolves howl) Ahh, listen to them! (laughs) The children of the night. What sweet music they make!
  • (Mina sees him violating Lucy in a wolf-like form) No! Do not see me!
  • I have crossed oceans of time to find you.
  • (helping Mina befriend a wolf) He likes you. There is much to be learned from beasts.
  • Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me.
  • (about to complete Lucy's transformation into a vampire) Your impotent men with their foolish spells cannot protect you from my power. I condemn you to living death. To eternal hunger for living blood!
  • There is no life in this body. I am nothing, lifeless, soulless, hated and feared. I am dead to all the world - hear me! I am the monster that breathing men would kill. I am Dracula.
  • Where is my God? He has forsaken me. It is finished. Give me peace.

Abraham Van Helsing

  • Contrary to some beliefs, the vampire, like any other night creature, can move about by day - though it is not his natural time, and his powers are weak.(Dracula emerges from a box of earth in his younger form)
  • (giving a medical lecture) The vampire bat must consume 10 times its own weight in fresh blood each day, or its own blood cells will die. Cute little vermin, ja? Blood, and the diseases of the blood such as syphilis, will concern us here. The very name "venereal diseases", the "diseases of Venus", imputes to them divine origin. They are involved in that sex problem about which the ethics and ideals of Christian civilization are concerned. In fact, civilization and syphilization have advanced together.
  • Gentlemen, we're not fighting some disease here. Those marks on your dear Miss Lucy's neck were made by something unspeakable out there - dead, but not dead. It stalks us for some dread purpose I do not yet comprehend. To live, it feeds on Lucy's precious blood. It is a beast, a monster!
  • (reading from a book about vampire history) "Here occurs the shocking and frightening history of the wild, berserk Prince Dracula, how he impaled people and roasted them, boiled their heads in a kettle, how he skinned them alive and hacked them to pieces and then... drank their blood." Ja, Dracul... "The blood is the life"...
  • (about Lucy) She lives beyond the grace of God, a wanderer in the outer darkness. She is "Vampyr", "Nosferatu". These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but instead grow strong and become immortal once infected by another Nosferatu. So, my friends, we fight not one beast, but legions that go on age after age after age, feeding on the blood of the living.
  • Vampires do exist. And this one we fight, this one we face, has the strength of twenty or more people, and you can testify for that, Mr. Harker. But he can also control the meaner things of life: the bat, the rodent, the wolf. He can appear as mist, as vapour, as fog, and vanish at will. Now all these things Dracula can do, but he is not free. He must rest in the sacred earth of his homeland to gain his evil power. It is here that we must find him and destroy him utterly.
  • We've all become God's madmen. All of us.

Mina Murray

  • My dear Jonathan has been gone almost a week and, although I was disappointed we could not marry before his departure, I am happy that he got sent on this important assignment. I am longing to hear all the news. It must be so nice to see strange countries. I wonder if we, I mean Jonathan and I, shall ever see them together...
  • A land beyond a great vast forest, surrounded by majestic mountains and lush vineyards and flowers of such frailty and beauty as to be found no where else.
  • The princess... She's a river, filled with tears of sadness and...heartbreak.
  • I love you! Oh, God forgive me, I do!
  • Can a man and a woman really do...that?
  • (VO) (watching Lucy flirt with many suitors at the party) Lucy is a pure and virtuous girl. But, I admit that her free way of speaking shocks me sometimes. Jonathan says it is a defect of the aristocracy that they say what they please. The truth is that I admire Lucy, and I'm not surprised that men flock around her. I wish I were as pretty and as adored as she.
  • (to Van Helsing, while under the influence of Dracula's brides) You've been so good to me, Professor. I know that Lucy harbored secret desires for you. She told me. I too know what men desire. (kisses him) Will you cut off my head and drive a stake through my heart as you did poor Lucy, you murdering bastard?
  • (as light illiminates the chapel) There, in the presence of God, I understood at last how my love could release us all from the powers of darkness. Our love is stronger than death.

Lucy Westenra

  • (to Mina) Is your ambitious John Harker forcing you to learn that ridiculous machine? When he could be forcing you to perform unspeakable acts of desperate passion on the parlour floor!
  • Mina, you've got to go to him. You've got to love him, and marry him right then and there. And I want you to take this, my sister. (gives Mina her ring) It's my wedding gift to you. Don't worry about spoiled little Lucy. I'll be all right. Tell Jonathan oceans of love.
  • (to her fiancé Arthur Holmwood, after becoming a vampire) Come to me, Arthur. Leave these others and come to me. My arms are hungry for you, my darling. Kiss me and caress me, my darling husband, please...

Jonathan Harker

  • Left Budapest early this morning. The impression I had was that we were leaving the west and entering the east. The district I am to enter is in the extreme east of the country, just on the borders of three states, Transylvania, Moldavia and Bukovina, in the midst of the Carpathian Mountains, one of the wildest and least known portions of Europe.
  • I think strange things which I dare not confess to my own soul. The Count, the way he looked at Mina's picture, fills me with dread - as if I have a part to play in a story that is not known to me.
  • I did as Dracula instructed. I wrote three letters - to the firm, to my family, and to my beloved Mina. I said nothing of my fears, as he will read them, no doubt. I know now that I am a prisoner.
  • The letters I have written have undoubtedly sealed my doom. The Count's gypsies, fearless warriors who are loyal to the death to whatever nobleman they serve - day and night they toil, filling boxes with decrepit earth from the bowels of the castle. They are to be delivered to his newly acquired Carfax Abbey in London. Why do they fill these boxes with earth?
  • Dawn. These may be the last words I write in this journal. Dracula has left me with these women, these devils of the pit. They drain my blood to keep me weak, barely alive so I cannot escape. I will try one last time today to escape to the water. There must be passageway to the river, and then away from this cursed land where the devil and his children still walk with earthly feet.


  • Girl in carriage: Pentru că morții umblă repede.
    • Translation: For the dead travel fast.
  • R.M. Renfield: Sângele este viața!
    • Translation: The blood is the life!
  • R.M. Renfield: Master! Master! You promised me eternal life, but you give it to the pretty woman! Doctor Jack! I'm no lunatic, man! I'm a sane man fighting for his soul!
  • Bride 1: [After Dracula confronts the Brides for seducing Harker] N-ai nimic pentru noi seară astă?
    • Translation: Have you nothing for us tonight?
  • Bride 1: [When Mina and Van Helsing are camped outside of the castle] Sora nostră.
    • Translation: Our sister.
  • Bride 2: [When Mina and Van Helsing are camped outside of the castle] Și apoi venim noi!
    • Translation: And then we will come!
  • Mina: [When utilizing Dracula's power to command the weather] Vînt, adu-mi un dor de ducǎ!
    • Translation: Wind, bring me wanderlust!


[after Dracula returns to the Castle to find Elisabeta is dead]
Cesare: Sufletul ei nu poate să fie salvat. Ea este blestemată. Astă e legea lui Dumnezeu.
Dracula: Renunț! Renunț la Dumnezeu!
Cesare: Her soul cannot be saved. She is damned. It is God's law.
Dracula: Renounce! I renounce God!

Dracula: You will, I trust, excuse me if I do not join you. But, I have already dined, and I never drink... wine.
Jonathan Harker: (looks at painting on the wall) An ancestor? I see a resemblance.
Dracula: The Order of the Dracul, the Dragon. An ancient society, pledging my forefathers to defend the church against all enemies of Christ. Their relationship was not entirely... successful.
Jonathan Harker: Oh. (chuckles) Yes.
Dracula: (howls with anger as he draws a sword, holding it at Harker's throat) It is no laughing matter! We Draculs have a right to be proud! What devil or witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood flows in these veins?! Blood... (laughs a bit) is too precious a thing in these times. The warlike days are over. The victories of my great race are but a tale to be told. (tosses the sword on the table) I am the last of my kind.
Jonathan Harker: (standing with a courtesy) I have offended you with my ignorance, Count. Forgive me.

[After Dracula discovers the brides have seduced Harker]
Bride 1: Tu n-ai iubit niciodată.
Dracula: Nu-i adevărat. Și eu pot să iubesc, și o să iubesc din nou.
Bride 1: You never loved.
Dracula: It's not true. I too can love, and I will love again.

Quincey Morris: And may I say that Miss Lucy is hotter than a June bride riding bareback buck naked in the middle of the Sahara!
Arthur Holmwood: I would watch my colonial tongue if I were you.

Jack Seward: (about Lucy's illness) Those marks on her throat. No disease, no trituration, I'm sure the blood loss occurred there.
Van Helsing: Oh? Where did the blood go? You were once a careful student, Jack. Use your brain. Where did the blood go? Tell me.
Jack Seward: The bed clothes would be covered in blood...
Van Helsing: Exactly. You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear that which you cannot account for.
Jack Seward: Something just went up there, sucked it out of her, and flew away, I suppose? (Quincey chuckles)
Van Helsing: Ja. Why not?
Arthur Holmwood: (irritated) That's brilliant. That's absolutely brilliant. Will one of you learned doctors, or whatever you are, kindly tell me what is going on with my Lucy?
Van Helsing: Jack, you are a scientist! You do not think that there are things in this universe which you cannot understand and which are true: mesmerism, hypnotism...
Jack Seward: (turning away) You and Charcot have proved hypnotism! (turns back, only to find that Van Helsing has vanished)
Van Helsing's voice: ...telekinesis, materialization, astral bodies...
Jack Seward: Professor?
Arthur Holmwood: Where the hell did he go?
Van Helsing: (steps out from behind a nearby obelisk) See?
Jack Seward: I feel like a blundering novice.

Van Helsing: Guard her well, Mr. Morris! Do not fail here tonight! We are dealing with forces beyond all human experience, and enormous power. So guard her well, otherwise your precious Lucy will become a bitch of the Devil! A whore of darkness!
Quincey Morris: (pushes him away in disgust) Well, you're a sick old buzzard!
Van Helsing: (laughs) Hear me out, young man. Lucy is not a random victim, attacked by mere accident. You understand, no? She is a willing recruit, a breathless follower, a wanton follower - I dare say, a devoted disciple! She is the Devil's concubine!

(At Lucy's funeral)
Van Helsing: Jack, come here. I know how deeply you loved her. That is why you must trust me, and believe.
Doctor Jack Seward: Believe? How can I believe?
Van Helsing: I want you to bring me, before nightfall, a set of postmortem knives.
Doctor Jack Seward: (appalled) An autopsy?! On Lucy?!
Van Helsing: No, no, no, not exactly, I just want to cut off her head and take out her heart.

Mina: Doctor?
Van Helsing: Ja?
Mina: How did Lucy die? Was she in great pain?
Van Helsing: Ja, she was in great pain; then we cut off her head and drove a stake through her heart and burned it, and then she found peace.
Jonathan Harker: (choking into his wine) Doctor! Please!

Mina: I want to be what you are, see what you see, love what you love.
Dracula: Mina, to walk with me you must die to your breathing life, and be reborn to mine.
Mina: You are my love... and my life, always.
Dracula: Then, I give you life eternal. Everlasting love. The power of the storm, and the beasts of the earth. Walk with me to be my loving wife, forever.

(Dracula is about to feed Mina his blood, but restrains himself)
Dracula: No! I cannot let this be.
Mina: Please, I don't care! Make me yours!
Dracula: You will be cursed as I am, and walk in the shadow of death for all eternity. I love you too much... to condemn you.
Mina: Take me away from all this death... (drinks)

Dracula: You think you can destroy me with your idols? I who served the Cross, I who commanded nations, hundreds of years before you were born?!
Van Helsing: Your armies were defeated! You tortured and impaled thousands of people!
Dracula: I was betrayed. Look what your God has done to me!
Van Helsing: No! Your war with God is over, you must pay for your crimes!


  • [from teaser trailer] Their names are legendary, their destinies linked. An ageless myth meets an uncompromising master.
  • [from TV spot] From one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time... comes the most unforgettable love story of all time.
  • [from TV spot] Nothing you've ever seen, nothing you've ever experienced, nothing you've ever imagined... can prepare you for what's coming.
  • [from TV spot] Critics are saying: "Dazzling". "Romantic". "Alluring". "Classic". "Unforgettable". "Lavish". "Astonishing". Words can persuade you, but nothing can prepare you.
  • Beware...
  • Love never dies.
  • The blood is the life.


Gary Oldman - Count Dracula
Keanu Reeves - Jonathan Harker
Winona Ryder - Wilhemina (Mina) Murray/Elisabeta
Anthony Hopkins - Abraham Van Helsing/Cesare
Richard E. Grant - Dr. Jack Seward
Billy Campbell - Quincey Morris
Cary Elwes - Arthur Holmwood
Sadie Frost - Lucy Westenra
Tom Waits - R.M. Renfield
Monica Bellucci - Bride
Michaela Bercu - Bride
Florina Kendrick - Bride
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