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21st August 1998
2h 1m
Stephen Norrington

Blade is a 1998 Action Horror film released on 21st August; Stephen Norrington directed the film which stars Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, and Kris Kristofferson. A sequel, Blade II, was released in 2002. It is due to be remade/rebooted as Blade in 2025. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $86,183,530 on its budget.

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The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 12:09pm.

Cast (52)

Wesley Snipes's profile Wesley Snipes Blade
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Stephen Dorff's profile Stephen Dorff
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Kris Kristofferson's profile Kris Kristofferson
Age at Filming ≈ 61
N'Bushe Wright's profile N'Bushe Wright
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Udo Kier's profile Udo Kier
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Donal Logue's profile Donal Logue
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Traci Lords's profile Traci Lords
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Tim Guinee's profile Tim Guinee
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Eric Edwards's profile Eric Edwards
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Gerald Okamura's profile Gerald Okamura
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Sanaa Lathan's profile Sanaa Lathan
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Jeff Imada's profile Jeff Imada
Age at Filming ≈ 42
John Enos III's profile John Enos III
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Al Goto's profile Al Goto
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Steven Ho's profile Steven Ho
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Kenny Johnson's profile Kenny Johnson
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Matt Schulze's profile Matt Schulze
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Ted King's profile Ted King
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Arly Jover's profile Arly Jover
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Lennox Brown's profile Lennox Brown
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Judson Scott's profile Judson Scott
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Shannon Lee's profile Shannon Lee
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Levan Uchaneishvili's profile Levan Uchaneishvili
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Carmen Thomas's profile Carmen Thomas
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Keith Leon Williams's profile Keith Leon Williams
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Andray Johnson's profile Andray Johnson
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Stephen Norrington's profile Stephen Norrington
Age at Filming ≈ 33

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Updated: 18th Jan 2024, 4:54pm

Production Companies

Amen Ra Films Imaginary Forces

Connected Films

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Remade/Rebooted As
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Followed By

Blade Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

15% 20-29
29% 30-39
4% 40-49
4% 50-59
2% 60-69
46% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

27% Female
73% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

4% Good
4% Bad
92% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

12% Vampire
2% Vampire Hunter
2% Weaponsmith
2% Haematologist
2% Cop
81% Unknown

Blade FAQ

When was Blade released?

Blade was released on Friday August 21st, 1998.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Blade?

The lead role is played by Wesley Snipes in the role of Blade.

How much did Blade cost to make?

The budget was $45,000,000.

How much money did Blade make?

The worldwide revenue was $131,183,530.

Is Blade on Netflix?

No, Blade is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Blade on Amazon Prime?

No, Blade is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Blade on Disney Plus?

No, Blade is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States