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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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Sometimes it takes more than just good looks to kill. 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

When Amilyn is on top of Pike's blue van you can see the handles that the stunt man is holding onto in several of the shots as they are driving through the woods. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: You left me a message?
Jeffrey: You weren't home! Like always.
Buffy: You broke up with my machine?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Eggs (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

IN THE WIND
Written by Tommy McMullin and Brad Sinsel
Produced by Thom Panunzio
Performed by War Babies
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Snarky and funny...
25 April 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I'd seen it waaaaay before the series was a twinkle in anyone's eye. This film is built for total entertainment and some of the dialog is the best around just because it is so ridiculous.

When the series started, I couldn't believe it was soo dark and brooding. I figured I'd never watch it because it was not faithful to the movie. Well, I did start watching it and now I can say I get great satisfaction out of both Buffy entities. For those of you who are avid (or rabid) viewers of the series and are thinking about watching the movie beware that it is absolutely NOTHING like the series. If you are hoping for something that is like the TV series, you are bound for disappointment. Just let go of your expectations and you will find lots of humor and pleasantness in Buffy (the movie).

And remember....Pike's not a name....it's a fish.


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