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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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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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Homework. Cheerleading practice. Killing vampires. No one said high school would be easy. See more »


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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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Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456 (USA)
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Violin melody played by Rutger Hauer's Lothos near the end of the movie is from Schumann's "Piano Quintet In E Flat, Op. 44: I. Allegro Brillante". See more »

Goofs

After Pike talks to Buffy while on his motorcycle, he does a turn toward the photo booth. You see a close up of him just as he his revving up his bike, and he is maybe two to three feet from the photo booth, which is not enough room to do the maneuver. In the next shot, you then see him about six or seven feet from the booth, and he does the maneuver. See more »

Quotes

Gary: [Throwing detention slips on the dead vampires] Detention
[Walks to another body]
Gary: ... detention
[Walks to another body]
Gary: ... detention.
[Throws 2 more slips on the same body. Says quickly]
Gary: Detention, detention.
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TV interviews with people who were at the dance attacked by vampires. See more »

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WE CLOSE OUR EYES
Written by Danny Elfman
Produced by Fred Maher
Performed by Susanna Hoffs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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The groundbreaker for the likes of Clueless
8 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Though upon my first viewing, I didn't like this movie, the second time proved me wrong in my judgement. With witty dialogue and an original idea, this movie paved the way for princess/ valleygirl movies of the nineties. Give it a second shot,with an open mind, and I'm sure you'll love it.


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