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Writer (WGA):
Joss Whedon (written by)
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Release Date:
31 July 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Pert. Wholesome. Way Lethal. See more »
Plot:
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Tongue-in-cheek but it doesn't make a great movie See more (240 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kristy Swanson ... Buffy

Donald Sutherland ... Merrick

Paul Reubens ... Amilyn

Rutger Hauer ... Lothos

Luke Perry ... Pike

Michele Abrams ... Jennifer

Hilary Swank ... Kimberly
Paris Vaughan ... Nicole 'Nicki'

David Arquette ... Benny

Randall Batinkoff ... Jeffrey
Andrew Lowery ... Andy

Sasha Jenson ... Grueller

Stephen Root ... Gary Murray

Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Cassandra

Candy Clark ... Buffy's Mom

Mark DeCarlo ... Coach

Thomas Jane ... Zeph (as Tom Janes)

James Paradise ... Buffy's Dad

David Sherrill ... Knight

Liz Smith ... Herself - Reporter

Paul M. Lane ... Robert Berman

Toby Holguin ... Vampire Fan
Eurlyne Epper ... Graveyard Woman (as Eurlyne Epper-Woldman)
Andre Warren ... Newscaster
Bob 'Swanie' Swanson ... Referee
Erika Dittner ... Cheerleader
J.T. Cole ... Biker (as J. C. Cole)

Michael Kopelow ... Student (as Michael S. Kopelow)

Ricky Dean Logan ... Bloody Student
Bobby Aldridge ... Vampire

Amanda Anka ... Vampire

Chino Binamo ... Vampire

Al Goto ... Vampire
Terry Jackson ... Vampire

Mike Johnson ... Vampire
Sarah Lee Jones ... Vampire
Kim Robert Koscki ... Vampire (as Kim Robert Kosci)

Clint Lilley ... Vampire

Chi Muoi Lo ... Vampire (as Chi-Muoi Lo)

Jimmy N. Roberts ... Vampire

David Rowden ... Vampire
Kenny Sacha ... Vampire

Ben Scott ... Vampire (as Ben R. Scott)
Kurtis Sanders ... Vampire (as Kurtis Epper Sanders)
Sharon Schaffer ... Vampire
Lincoln Simonds ... Vampire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Affleck ... Basketball Player #10 (uncredited)

Alexis Arquette ... Vampire DJ (uncredited)

Bryan Goeres ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Seth Green ... Vampire (uncredited)

Ricki Lake ... Charlotte (uncredited)

Ginger Marin ... Vampire (uncredited)
Paul Pesco ... Vampire (uncredited)
Ben Schneider ... Teacher Pouring Punch at Dance (uncredited)

Slash ... DJ (uncredited)

Damon Stout ... Window Vampire (uncredited)
Diamond Yukai ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Fran Rubel Kuzui 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joss Whedon (written by)

Produced by
Carol Baum .... executive producer
Alex Butler .... associate producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... producer
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... co-producer
Howard Rosenman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
James Hayman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jill Savitt 
Camilla Toniolo 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Lawrence Miller 
 
Art Direction by
James R. Barrows  (as James Barrows)
Randy Moore 
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Jenora Bowin  (as Claire Bowin)
 
Costume Design by
Marie France 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... makeup artist: Donald Sutherland
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist
Bill Forsche .... special makeup effects artist (as William Forsche)
Mark Maitre .... special makeup effects artist
Angela Moos .... makeup artist (as Angela Moos)
Barbara Olvera .... key hair stylist
Thomas E. Surprenant .... makeup artist
Tyger Tate .... assistant makeup artist
Dean Gates .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Helene Mulholland .... post-production supervisor
David Witz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trey Batchelor .... second second assistant director
Richard Brodsky .... second second assistant director
Marcei A. Brown .... second assistant director (as Marcei Brubaker)
Freddie Hice .... second unit director: additional photography
Josh King .... first assistant director
Jennifer Kingry .... second assistant director: additional photography
Terry Leonard .... second unit director (as Terry J. Leonard)
Harvey Waldman .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Phillip Barnes .... scenic artist
Bobby Bednar .... propmaker
John Peter Bernardo .... art department production assistant (as J.P. Bernardo)
Robb Bihun .... storyboard artist
Andy Chilcoat .... scenic artist
Tami Chilcoat .... scenic artist
Larry A. Cornick .... set dresser
Larry A. Cornick .... swing gang
Mark Dillon .... swing gang
Lisa Ferguson .... art department production assistant
Pedro Fernandez .... propmaker
Michael Grover Forster .... propmaker (as Michael Forster)
Daniel Frey .... propmaker
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... head paint foreman
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... head scenic artist
Bret Hoffman .... propmaker
Mark Hoffman .... propmaker
Greg Hoyt .... propmaker
Tom Ivanjack .... paint foreman
Tom Ivanjack .... second head scenic artist
Ann Knight .... lead person
Mike Kraft .... art department coordinator
Jeffrey A. Leake .... propmaker (as Jeffrey Leake)
Donald Lehoux .... propmaker
Walter Lucas .... scenic artist
Seth Micklin .... propmaker
Jerry Miller .... head signwriter
Teri Miller .... second signwriter
Tom O'Brien .... scenic artist
Lisa Ozanne .... swing gang
Tony Riedell .... scenic artist
Keith Roberts .... swing gang
Garner E. Ryan .... propmaker
Rocky Slaymaker .... on-set dresser
R. Vincent Smith .... assistant props
Mick Strawn .... propmaker
Michael D. Welch .... construction coordinator (as Mike Welch)
Perry Welch .... lead foreman
Brook Yeaton .... property master
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... sound mixer (as Steve Aaron)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Glenn E. Berkovitz .... sound mixer: additional photography (as Glen Berkovitz)
Tim Board .... sound editor
Brad Brock .... adr mixer
Chris David .... re-recording mixer
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor
Ann Ducommun .... assistant adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Douglas Greenfield .... representative: Dolby
Ron S. Herbes .... assistant sound editor
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor (as Pieter S. Hubbard)
Holly Huckins .... supervising adr editor
William Jacobs .... sound editor
Elliott Koretz .... sound editor (as Elliott L. Koretz)
Jimmy Ling .... sound editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Randy Pease .... second boom operator
Robert Renga .... sound recordist
Sergio Reyes .... re-recording mixer
Nico Salvato .... assistant adr editor (as Monique Salvato)
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor (as Vickie Sampson)
Hal Sanders .... sound editor
Ron Sistare .... key boom operator
Harry E. Snodgrass .... sound designer
Harry E. Snodgrass .... sound editor (as Harry Snodgrass)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects (as Joseph Mercurio)
Vincent Montefusco .... mechanical effects foreman
Randy Tarum .... special effects assistant (as Randy Lee Tarum)
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects: pyro
Hank Carlson .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
David Perteet .... lab technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ted Rae .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Michele Chong .... stunts
Jani D. Davis .... stunts: Buffy (as Jani Davis)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Donna Evans .... stunts: Buffy
Freddie Hice .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Jeff Jensen .... stunts (as Jeff L. Jensen)
Pat E. Johnson .... stunts
Cynthia Kerr .... stunts: Buffy
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator (as Terry J. Leonard)
James Lew .... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Lisa Ratzin .... stunts: Buffy
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Heather Ann Ryan .... stunts: Buffy (as Heather Ryan)
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Mike Watson .... stunts (as Michael Watson)
Terry Jackson .... additional stunt double: Luke Perry (uncredited)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Arnold .... electrician
Patrick Barry .... grip
Martin Bosworth .... electrician (as Marty Bosworth)
Ron Burchfield .... rigging grip
Geb Byers .... first assistant camera
Philippe Carr-Forster .... camera operator: additional photography (as Philip Carr Forster)
Bobby Cataldo .... electrician
John C. Cole .... dolly grip (as J.C. Cole)
Tom Conway .... grip
Stephen Crawford .... gaffer
Anthony DeVito .... best boy
Anthony DeVito .... rigging gaffer
Moose Enright .... electrician (as Thomas 'Tom Cat' Enright)
Leigh Feitelberg .... second assistant camera
Richard Fezzey .... key grip
Mark Kline .... grip
James A. Lebovitz .... camera operator (as James Lebovitz)
Michael Molnar .... best boy grip
Peter Norman .... camera operator
Mark O'Kane .... Steadicam operator
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Rebecca Revak .... camera loader (as Becky Revak)
Rebecca Revak .... second assistant camera (as Becky Revak)
Rich Stanford .... electrician
Tim Suhrstedt .... director of photography: additional photography
Paul Taylor .... Steadicam operator
Ron Newburn .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Elaine J. Huzzar .... casting associate (as Elaine Huzzar)
Johanna Ray .... casting
Shannon Ward .... casting assistant
Bess Gilbert .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fincher .... costumer
Jered Green .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jared Edd Green)
Garet Reilly .... costumer
Sharon Rosenberg .... costumer
Nancy Steiner .... costumer
Kimberly A. Tillman .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Jeff Canavan .... apprentice editor
Richard Candib .... additional film editor
Jeffrey Harlacker .... assistant editor
Candib Linda Hempling .... post-production coordinator
Elaine Moritz .... apprentice editor
Nancy Novack .... first assistant editor
Beriau Picard .... assistant editor
David Smith .... apprentice editor
 
Location Management
Russ Fega .... assistant locations
Rick Rothen .... location manager
 
Music Department
J.J. George .... music editor
Peter McCabe .... associate music supervisor
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor (as Steve McCroskey)
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
 
Transportation Department
Wayne Nelson .... transportation coordinator (as Wayne Ray Nelson)
Wayne Williams .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Ed Allen .... set production assistant
Avi Ariav .... intern
Marilyn Bailey .... script supervisor
Christopher Baker .... assistant: Howard Rosenman
Jeffrey Berk .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Bilski .... office production assistant
Jeff Buhler .... set production assistant (as Jeffrey Buhler)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Sean Corrigan .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Ervin .... production coordinator
Lisa Estrada .... choreographer: cheerleading
Christy Fiero .... assistant accountant (as Christy Susskind)
Marilyn Heston .... unit publicist
Sam Hurwitz .... video sequences
Pat E. Johnson .... martial arts trainer
Talia Jones .... assistant: Kaz Kuzui
Shannon Kane .... assistant accountant
Ross Katz .... set production assistant
Leland LeBarre .... set production assistant
James Lew .... martial arts trainer
Lori Lombardo .... assistant: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Benny Lopez .... caterer
Elia Martinez .... assistant: Dennis Stuart Murphy
Dylan McKenna .... accounting assistant
George McQuade .... craft service
Arturo Padilla .... caterer
Scott Shiffman .... production accountant
Eddie Simbana .... office production assistant
B.J. Witz .... medic
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
Christopher Landry .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Ben Schneider .... stand-in for Randall Batinkoff (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ron Bricke .... thanks
Martin Fink .... thanks
Michael Hill .... thanks
Motoji Hiruta .... thanks
Hidetoshi Kimura .... thanks
Lynn Roddy .... thanks
Irene Speiser .... thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references
Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:12 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2002) (uncut) | UK:15 (video rating) (1993) (cut) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #31838)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Joss Whedon maintains the movie should be considered stand-alone, and that any of the events, characters or character traits in the movie, should not be referred to as canon for the television series of the same name.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: During the cemetery scene with Buffy and Merrick you hear a loon calling on more than one occasion. A loon would be on a lake, not in a cemetery. They can barely walk on land, and they only take part in calling during the morning and evening hours, never late at night.See more »
Quotes:
Buffy:You threw a knife at my head!
Merrick:Yes, I had to show you.
Buffy:But... you *threw* a *knife* at my *head.*
Merrick:And you caught it. Only the chosen one could have caught it.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Buffy the Vamp (1992) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
FEELINGSSee more »

FAQ

What is the 'Normal Again' alternative?
Is Buffy reincarnated as well as Merrick?
So what happened to Pike?
See more »
40 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Tongue-in-cheek but it doesn't make a great movie, 4 February 2002
Author: Aidan McGuinness from Dublin, Ireland

First off I have to say my review of this movie may be somewhat coloured by my adoration of the television series. Despite sharing a few superficial elements - a character called Buffy who slays vampires and who has a watcher - the two are quite distinctive (even if Joss Whedon penned them both).

"Buffy" here is very much played with a tongue-in-cheek. It's Clueless meets Dracula. Buffy and her cohorts are shallower than an evaporated puddle and Buffy can only learn to grow up when heaped with the responsibility of being the Chosen One, destined to slay vampires. The vampires in question are just people with white faces played up in quite a camp manner and bare little resemblance to the sharp, wise, smart vampires favored by both the TV series and other movies.

There's no acting of any note and the plot is wet-paper thin. The direction isn't memorable... so what stops the movie getting a 0 or a 1? The humour. The movie is played for laughs, taking a bit of a dig at pop culture and vampire lore. There's some great lines in it - particularly the "kill him A LOT!" line. Watch the coach at the basketball game for similar humour, and there is an unforgettable vampire staking towards the movie end that's very amusing.

The movie looks like it was shot on a shoe-string budget (adding to the camp tongue-in-cheek parody feel) and has none of the production values we'd see Whedon employ later on. What it does have is a sometimes very amusing line in black humour offset somewhat by an irritating need to follow the "Clueless" mould of teenagers (which was, admittedly, the trend at the time). It's not an awfully bad movie but it's not really all that good. In the end it's a 5.5/10 from me.

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