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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

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

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Storyline

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

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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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31 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456 (USA)
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Trivia

Joss Whedon maintains the movie should be considered stand-alone and that any of the events, characters or character traits in the movie should not be referred to as canon for the television series of the same name. See more »

Goofs

When trying to 'bond' with Buffy, the school administrator confesses he used drugs while watching the Doobie Brothers in the '60s. The band didn't form until 1970. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: Pike isn't a name, it's a fish.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Salem's Lot (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER
Written by King Radio
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by The Dream Warriors
Courtesy of 4th & B'way / Island Records Ltd.
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That's fun. No, that's funny.
26 July 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a terribly fun movie. The acting is deliberately over the top and does quite well. Everyone from Swanson to Perry to Reubens to Stephen Root does an excellent job. I don't understand people who didn't like this - it's simply fun.


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