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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13  |   |  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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Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,624,456 (USA)
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Screenwriter Joss Whedon found Donald Sutherland extremely difficult to be around. Sutherland rewrote most of his dialogue and scenes, often making the scenes incomprehensible in Whedon's opinion. Whedon praised Sutherland's abilities as an actor, but called his behavior "rude" and Sutherland himself "a dick." 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

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Muffy the Vampire Layer (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I AIN'T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE
Written by Pam Sawyer and Laurie Burton
Produced by Ralph Sall with The Divinyls (as Divinyls) and Charlie Drayton
Performed by The Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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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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