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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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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

Joss Whedon's original vision of the script was eventually released in comic form as 'The Origin'. 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

Amilyn: Will you be wagging that jaw of yours while I'm biting it off?
Pike: Are you addressing I?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Addams Family Values (1993) See more »

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LITTLE HEAVEN
Written by Dean Dinning, Randel Guss, Todd Nichols and Glen Phillips
Produced by Gavin MacKilliop
Performed by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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You have to be seriously uptight not to find this hilarious.
19 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe other reviewers called this moving "boring and idiotic". Um...hello...what were they expecting, a serious, contemplative piece of cinema? It's completely silly, as it's supposed to be. If it wasn't good, would it have inspired a (far inferior, in my opinion) television spin off? Watch it with no expectations. You'll be impressed. Kirsty Swanson does that Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless" thing perfectly. My friends and I have made it a ritual to watch this movie every couple months with a bottle of wine and a big bowl of popcorn. Nothing better on a rainy night. Don't listen to the bozos who said this isn't worth seeing. It's hilarious, trust me.


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