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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Screenwriter Joss Whedon found Donald Sutherland extremely difficult to be around. Sutherland rewrote most of his dialogue and scenes, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick." See more »

Goofs

The prologue is set in the Dark Ages, (the centuries of barbarism which followed the collapse of the Roman Empire), and Merrick later confirms that this was before the Crusades. However, the costumes depicted are from the medieval period, which came many hundreds of years after the Dark Ages ended. See more »

Quotes

Pike: Buffy, you're the guy. You are the chosen guy.
Buffy: Right. I'm the chosen one. And I choose to be shopping.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Hot Chick (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I FOUGHT THE LAW
Written by Sonny Curtis
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Mary's Danish
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Campy, but a classic!
21 June 2001 | by (Orlando, FL USA) – See all my reviews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an instant campy classic. Of course, it does not measure up to the series that followed-- to compare them would be like comparing apples and oranges. The movie was funny and had a lot of slapstick comedy, while the series is dark and contains dark humor.

Luke Perry and Kristy Swanson rock as a couple and Donald Sutherland is classic in his role as "Merrick". Buffy-the movie- makes us all wish we were vampire slayers with special strength and abilities.

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