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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 »


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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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Box Office

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456 (USA)
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Trivia

Buffy says one of her life's goals are to marry Christian Slater. In Joss Whedon's original script, the celebrity she wanted to marry was Charlie Sheen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Buffy's Mom: [Buffy walks in late] Do you know what time it is?
Buffy: Uh... around ten?
Buffy's Mom: [looks at her watch] I *knew* this thing was slow. You pay a fortune for something...
[shouts to Buffy's father]
Buffy's Mom: Honey, come on, we're gonna be late!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

I AIN'T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE
Written by Pam Sawyer and Laurie Burton
Produced by Ralph Sall with The Divinyls (as Divinyls) and Charlie Drayton
Performed by The Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Not Oscar Material, but Very Smart
19 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. It's full of extremely clever one-liners that I never get tired of. "Oh, yeah? Clap!" The main character acts like a brainless bimbo but, if you pay attention, the movie gives you subtle hints she's a lot smarter than she lets on. Acting brainless is a little social camouflage so she fits in with her airhead friends.

It's fun to watch everyone playing it way over the top: Rutger Hauer is the perfect creepy head vampire, Paul Reubens seems to relish his role as the main vampire henchman, and Donald Sutherland delivers yet another quirky performance in a career full of quirky performances.

Oh, and watch for a fairly obvious continuity error about, maybe, halfway through.


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