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Despite claiming he was cut from the movie, Seth Green does appear in it, although it is just for three seconds, and for two of them he is seen from behind. He is the short red-haired vampire that gets kicked by Buffy outside the gym when a group of vampires, including him, are taunting her. You can recognize him by his haircut alone.
Screenwriter Joss Whedon found Donald Sutherland extremely difficult to be around. Sutherland re-wrote 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".
Joss Whedon was so frustrated by how much of his vision was being mishandled, and how much of it was being re-written, that he eventually left the set during production and never came back.
A young Ben Affleck plays an opposing team's basketball player who gives away the ball to a vampire player.
This was Hilary Swank's first film.
Alyssa Milano was originally set to play Buffy.
Joss Whedon's original vision of the script was eventually released in comic form as "The Origin".
David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Cary Elwes were set to make cameos as vampires, but these were cut due to time and budgetary constraints.
Seth Green and Chi Muoi Lo are the only actors to appear in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
Buffy's last name is never mentioned in the movie. Not until the release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), was she referred to as Buffy Summers.
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.
The role of Amilyn was originally written to be a female character and was set to be played by Joan Chen. When she pulled out of the role, it was re-written as a male character.
The violin melody played by Lothos near the end of the movie is from Schumann's "Piano Quintet In E Flat, Op. 44: I. Allegro Brillante".
Buffy is a senior at Hemery High School, two years older than the Buffy of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), who starts at Sunnydale High School as a sophomore.
Buffy says one of her life's goals are to marry Christian Slater. In Joss Whedon's original script, the celebrity she wanted to marry was Charlie Sheen.
Buffy's "dress" boots for the dance are white hi top boxing boots with strips of white muslin for laces.
Buffy dreams of marrying Christian Slater, who later starred in the vampire-related movie Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994).
Donald Sutherland, who plays Buffy's mentor is the father of Kiefer Sutherland, who played David the leader of the vampire gang in The Lost Boys (1987).
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Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer would later appear in the television adaption of Stephen King's Salem's Lot.
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Cameo 

Ricki Lake: A waitress in the scene where Pike and Buffy officially meet for the first time.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Paul Reubens completely improvised his death scene.
In the original version of the script, Merrick committed suicide, to escape being turned into a vampire by Lothos, who wanted to know the Slayer's identity, so he could dispatch her. It is this version that was restored in the Buffy "Origin" comic.
The original script by Joss Whedon was heavily re-written to make the film "lighter". In the original script, Buffy burns down the school gym that the dance is being held in, in an effort to destroy the vampires. In the television series (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)) this fact is referred to several times, as the series is seen as a spin-off of the original, unproduced screenplay, rather than this film.
In this movie, Buffy defines her life aims as "graduate, go to Europe, marry Christian Slater, and die". Through the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999) television shows, she achieves three out of four.

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