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Blood Ties (1991)

Not Rated
TV Movie | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian ...See moreThis film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans ...). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the "hunters". He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the "Carpathian American" society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian girlfriend/lawyer who wants to see his fellow Carpathians become more integrated, the wanton Celia who likes to have her neck bitten during moments of ecstasy, and "The Shrikes" a gang of tearaway biker teenage vampires. Before long Cody has been initiated into the terrible secret which ties this clan together. All would be well if it were not for the hunters who have followed Cody and are now seeking to destroy the nest of vampires they have found. The Carpathians must choose between their outward air of "respectability" and renewing an age old blood feud. Written by Tom Longshaw See less
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Richard Alan Shapiro (as Richard Shapiro)
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May 27, 1991 (United States)

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Harley Venton
Harry Martin / Harlevon Martinescu Harry Martin / Harlevon Martinescu   See fewer
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Patrick Bauchau
Eli Chelarin Eli Chelarin   See fewer
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Kim Johnston Ulrich
Amy Lorne (as Kim Johnston-Ulrich) Amy Lorne (as Kim Johnston-Ulrich)   See fewer
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Salvator Xuereb
Butcherbird 'Butch' Vlad Butcherbird 'Butch' Vlad   See fewer
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Jason London
Cody Puckett Cody Puckett   See fewer
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Bo Hopkins
Chief Hunter Chief Hunter   See fewer
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Robert Lesser
Talk show host Alex Smart Talk show host Alex Smart   See fewer
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Robert Burr
Dragomir Dragomir   See fewer
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Gregory Scott Cummins
Vampire hunter #2 Vampire hunter #2   See fewer
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Robert Miano
Vampire Hunter #3 Vampire Hunter #3   See fewer
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Marilyn Rockafellow
Managing editor of the Long Beach Post Gazette Managing editor of the Long Beach Post Gazette   See fewer
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Ron Dortch
Judge Morgan Judge Morgan   See fewer
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Dave Florek
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Barbara March
Woman Guest #2 Woman Guest #2   See fewer
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Philip Moon
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
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Geoffrey Cascio
Shrike Member Shrike Member   See fewer
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Richard Giorla
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Regan Patno
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Joseph D. Reitman
Shrike member (as Joseph Reitman) Shrike member (as Joseph Reitman)   See fewer
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Jamy Woodbury
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Anne Cooper
Cody's mom (as Ann Marie Gillis) Cody's mom (as Ann Marie Gillis)   See fewer
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S. Michael Bellomo
Cody's Dad (as Michael Bellomo) Cody's Dad (as Michael Bellomo)   See fewer
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Grace Zabriskie
The Woman The Woman   See fewer
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Chris Saavedra
Party Boy (uncredited) Party Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robia Scott
Female Shrike (uncredited) Female Shrike (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.2 / 10 | 365 votes