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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456 (USA)
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Trivia

This was Hilary Swank's first film. See more »

Goofs

After Buffy punches Merrick, she gives her "marry Christian Slater and die" speech. The reverse angle of Merrick shows Buffy's lips still moving, even though no dialogue is heard. See more »

Quotes

Coach: Okay people, they're psyching you out. Let's not be so defensive out there, Okay? Now what do we say on the court, repeat after me; I *am* a person, I have the right to the ball.
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Crazy Credits

Amilyn (Paul Reubens) revives to go through some more death throes. See more »

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Referenced in P.S. I Love You (2007) See more »

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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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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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