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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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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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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456 (USA)
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Trivia

Alyssa Milano was originally set to play Buffy. See more »

Goofs

After the opening titles, Buffy and her friends are shown at the mall in an overhead shot and the boom mic casts a shadow on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Merrick: None of the other girls ever gave me this much trouble.
Buffy: And where are they now?
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TV interviews with people who were at the dance attacked by vampires. See more »

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Featured in Untitled 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Featurette (1992) See more »

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LIGHT COMES OUT OF BLACK
Written by Rob Halford
Produced by Rob Halford and Nick Terzo
Performed by Rob Halford
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Alco / East West Records
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Funny & different
5 February 2001 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of all movies that portray ditzy blonds as the heroes, showing the world just how much we can do! I really enjoyed Buffy, especially since I am not a big horror fan and this movie lightened the scare with humor! I think that Kristy Swanson is a great heroine for bumbling blonds! She is a modern day Jean Arthur!


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