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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer would later appear in the television adaption of Stephen King's Salem's Lot. 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

Buffy: Is that your van?
Pike: Yeah, it was. It's still...
Shambling Vampire: BluaaaahUGH!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming: Part 1 (1998) 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 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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