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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA)
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paris Vaughan ...
Andrew Lowery ...


Buffy Summers has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. Written by Vampire-Sharpshooter

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


She knows a sucker when she sees one. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$16,624,456 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Hilary Swank's first film. See more »


During the cemetery scene with Buffy and Merrick you hear a loon calling on more than one occasion. A loon would be on a lake, not in a cemetery. They can barely walk on land, and they only take part in calling during the morning and evening hours, never late at night. See more »


Buffy: Don't worry. They can't come in unless they're invited.
Kimberly: I already invited 'em.
[Buffy looks at her]
Kimberly: They're seniors!
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Crazy Credits

TV interviews with people who were at the dance attacked by vampires. See more »


Referenced in The Hot Chick (2002) See more »


Written by I. Loveday
Produced by Ian B
Performed by Eon
Courtesy of Vinyl Solution / Columbia
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User Reviews

And thus started the series
15 January 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Ah, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", my favorite TV show of all time. You know, it's weird how came across it. I've always loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Movie, and I just thought they were going to play the movie on TV, but when it was a TV show, I was shocked. But I was hooked.

Onto the movie. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is about a dumb blonde bimbo who lives with her rich but neglectful parents in sunny L.A. and is the most popular girl in school with her snobby friends and basketball star boyfriend. But all that changes when Buffy finds out that she is the "chosen one" who is destined to kill the vampires. Donald Sutherland plays Merrick, her watcher and trainer who is always in a trench coat and hat. When Buffy finally excepts her fate, she starts to loose it all, her friends, her cheer leading activities, her boyfriend, and life in general. She is also risking her life every single night and can't tell anyone about her being a slayer because it might endanger their lives. But there is one man, Luke Perry, or as we know him to be Pike. He is just your typical stoner teen, but when he meets Buffy and his best friend is turned into a vampire, everything changes. He, Merrick, and Buffy team together to fight the forces of darkness and one armless Pee Wee Herman.

This is just a fun movie. No, it's Oscar material, but it's just a good movie to watch for a good laugh. You have to admit the death of Pee Wee's character was just too hilarious. The acting, come on! It's a teen flick, and we've got a very young Hilary Swank. We all have to start somewhere. Just have fun, and watch the series too!


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