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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Restless (2000)

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Original Air Date:
23 May 2000 (Season 4, Episode 22)
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Plot:
Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles experience dreams in which they are pursued by a mysterious figure. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Joss Whedon 
 
Writing credits
Joss Whedon (created by)

Joss Whedon (written by)

Produced by
Gail Berman .... executive producer
Gareth Davies .... producer
Jane Espenson .... co-producer
David Fury .... producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
David Greenwalt .... consulting producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... executive producer
Marti Noxon .... supervising producer
David Solomon .... co-producer
Joss Whedon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Gershman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Regis Kimble  (as Regis B. Kimble)
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Jennifer Fishman 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Caroline Quinn 
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... makeup artist
Gloria Pasqua Casny .... hair stylist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup supervisor
Michael Moore .... key hair stylist
Brigette A. Myre .... makeup artist (as Brigette Myre-Ellis)
Lisa Marie Rosenberg .... hair stylist
John Vulich .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Marc David Alpert .... production supervisor (as Marc D. Alpert)
John F. Perry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Athena Alexander .... second assistant director
Alan Steinman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Keith A. Cuba .... leadman (as Keith Cuba)
Randy Eriksen .... property master
Lisa Gamel .... paint foreman
Victoria Ruskin .... set designer
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser (1998-2002)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer
Steve West .... construction coordinator (as Stephen L. West)
Dylan J. Hay Chapman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Damon Hight .... general foreman (uncredited)
David Ronan .... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Evans .... re-recording mixer
Robert Guastini .... dialogue & adr editor
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor
Adam Sawelson .... re-recording mixer
David Yaffe .... production sound mixer (as David Barr Yaffe)
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Minkus .... special effects coordinator
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Buffy
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Zach Hudson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Steve Tartalia .... stunt double: Spike (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Chris Strong .... chief lighting technician
Eric Parker .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Bob Snowdon .... grip (uncredited)
Tim Speed .... lighting console operator (uncredited)
Marshall Valentine .... grip (uncredited)
Anthony Van Dyk .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lonnie Hamerman .... casting associate
Marcia Shulman .... original casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nickolaus Brown .... costumer
Lori DeLapp .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Golda Savage .... assistant editor
Brian Wankum .... post production coordinator
Tamara Becher .... post production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
 
Other crew
Cathy Carr .... production coordinator
Edward J. Duffy .... location manager (as Ed Duffy)
David H. Goodman .... script coordinator (as David Goodman)
Diego Gutierrez .... assistant: Joss Whedon
Rhonda Hyde .... script supervisor
J.D. Peralta .... assistant: Marti Noxon (as JD Peralta)
Edwin L. Perez .... production auditor
Douglas Petrie .... executive story editor (as Doug Petrie)
Kelly Harris .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Produced by
James A. Contner .... co-producer: only episodes he directed since 1999
 
Casting by
Chadwick Cohn 
Jennifer Fishman (1998-2003)
Amy McIntyre Britt (1998-2003) (as Amy Britt)
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer (1997-2003)
 
Set Decoration by
Kelly Donovan 
 
Costume Design by
Eileen A. Dunn 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Christopher Burdett .... creature effects designer
Barney Burman .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist: zombie bodies
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair stylist
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human, Inc.
Ken Culver .... prosthetic technician
Roxy D'Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Glenn Hetrick .... special makeup effects artist
Matthew Jorgensen .... sculptor/painter: Tech Optic Nerve
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist
Mark Landon .... additional makeup artist
Jeff Lewis .... special makeup effects artist
Veronica Lorenz .... makeup artist
Rodd Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Maverick .... special makeup effects artist
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human Inc. (seasons 6-7)
Myke Michaels .... special makeup effects artist
Anthony Miner .... key hair stylist
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician
Michael Peterson .... lab makeup effects
Stephen Prouty .... special makeup effects artist (as Steve Prouty)
Brad Scott .... hair stylist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist
Steven E. Anderson .... makeup artist (seasons 6-7) (uncredited)
Rick Bongiovanni .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)
Michael Marino .... sculptor: optic nerve (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second assistant director
Velvet Andrews-Smith .... dga trainee (1999)
Ted Arlauskas .... dga trainee
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director
Mindee Clem .... dga trainee (2002-2003)
Bryan Cox .... dga trainee
Joe Lotito .... first assistant director: second unit
Stephen Messer .... second assistant director
Carla R. Ponzio .... second assistant director: second unit (seasons 3-5)
Jeff Pruitt .... second unit director
Krista Reymann .... dga trainee
Brendalyn Richard .... dga trainee (2003)
Ellen Rosentreter .... dga trainee
Melissa Rudman .... dga trainee
Paul Schneider .... dga trainee (1998)
 
Art Department
Will Batts .... set designer
Juliette Blasor .... props
Win Craft .... set dresser
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Doug Devine .... set dresser
Scott Duthie .... storyboard artist: action unit
Katie Gonzalez .... assistant property master (season 7) (as Katie Sanner)
Courtney Jackson .... assistant property master
Happy Nakamura .... property assistant
Eric Rood .... set dresser (2001-2003)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer (1996-2002)
Stella Starlight .... shopper (1996-2000)
Danny L. Turk .... carpenter
Val Wilt .... foreman
 
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor (multiple episodes)
Jessy Bender .... sound utility
David Beres .... utility sound
Gary Boatner .... boom operator: second unit (2001)
Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor (final season)
Tom Caton .... boom operator
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator: second unit (season 3)
Juan Cisneros .... utility sound technician: second unit
David Diamond .... boom operator
Michael Florimbi .... sound mixer
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Kevin Hyde .... boom operator
Andy King .... sound effects editor (as Andrew I. King)
Brian D. Lucas .... sound recordist
Paul Vik Marshall .... production sound mixer
Paul Vik Marshall .... sound mixer: second unit
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Steven Morrow .... production sound mixer: second unit
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Chris Quilty .... boom operator: second unit
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Raymond E. Spiess III .... sound editor
David Yaffe .... sound mixer (1997-2002)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Alfrey .... special effects makeup
Evan Campbell .... special effects makeup
Dan Crawley .... special effects technician
Nathan Franson .... special effects technician
Scott Hastings .... special effects technician
Jeff Jingle .... animatronic creature design/puppeteer
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup
Rodd Matsui .... special effects technician
Michael O'Brien .... mold/seaming departments: Optic Nerve
Gary Yee .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Douglas Aiken .... digital compositor: morphing
Kelly Bechtle-Woods .... digital artist: 3D animator
Miles Bellas .... digital artist
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects coordinator
Christian Boudman .... digital compositor
Stephen Brand .... visual effects supervisor
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer
David Carlson .... visual effects animator
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist
Rick Cortes .... digital compositor
John Decker .... digital artist
Leif Einarsson .... computer graphics lead animator: Digital Magic
Eyal Erez .... senior effects animator
Fish Essenfeld .... senior compositor
Randy Goux .... visual effects
Seth Tyler Hall .... digital effects artist
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Sherry Hitch .... digital artist
Wensen Ho .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Simon Holden .... digital compositor: pilot episode
Raji Kodja .... 3D artist: Kinetic FX
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects
Mark Lipsmeyer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Steven Meyer .... digital compositor
Bill Millar .... special visual effects
Andrew Orloff .... CG supervisor
Jose Perez .... visual effects
Deb Santosa .... visual effects artist
Rick Shick .... digital compositor
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist
Michael Vaglienty .... Flame artist
Jeff West .... lead effects artist
Bryan Whitaker .... digital effects artist
Bob Williamson .... digital compositor
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic studios (uncredited)
Scott Ramsey .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Alonzo .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Greg Anderson .... stunt double
Noby Arden .... stunt double: Buffy #2
Brian Avery .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Ron Balicki .... stunts
Melissa Barker .... assistant stunt coordinator (multiple episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Eliza Dushku (four episodes)
Melissa Barker .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Buffy (1999-2003)
Melissa Barker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Nicole Basanda .... stunts
Paul Beahm .... stunts
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunt double: Buffy's Sister
Erik Betts .... stunts (3 seasons)
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Tamara Bossett .... stunt double
Tamara Bossett .... stunts
Jon Braver .... stunts: multiple episodes
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Marla Casey .... stunt double
Richard Cetrone .... stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt performer
Bruce Comtois .... stunt driver
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts
Tim Connolly .... stunts
Brycen Counts .... utility stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Buffy (1996-2000)
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... utility stunts
Danial Donai .... stunts
Kelly Donovan .... stunt double: Xander
Danny Downey .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (various episodes)
Scott Duthie .... stunts
Casey Easlick .... utility stunts
Nathan Engelman .... stunts
James Ent .... utility stunts (1 episode)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunt performer
Anita Hart .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Clara Bryant
Squeen Holzen .... stunts
Lisa Hoyle .... stunts
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Hannah Kozak .... stunts
Don Lee .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunts
Anna Lauren Long .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Kurt D. Lott .... utility stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts
Brian Machleit .... stunt double
Alex Madison .... stunts (as Gail Monian)
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunts
Brad Martin .... stunt double: Angel
Brad Martin .... stunts
Ron McCord .... stunts
David Morizot .... stunts (seasons 5-7)
Joe Murphy .... stunts
Chris O'Hara .... stunts (3 seasons, multiple episodes)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunt rider
Nicole Randall .... stunt performer
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Tanoai Reed .... stunts
Scott Rhodes .... stunt double
Scott Rhodes .... stunts
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Allen Robinson .... stunts
Joe Russell .... stunt performer
Marcus Salgado .... stunt performer
Gregg Sargeant .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Willow
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Mike Smith .... stunts
Gary Ray Stearns .... stunts
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
Ronn Surels .... stunts
Mary Torres .... stunts
Clark Tucker .... stunts
Jon Valera .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Michele Waitman .... stunt double: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Ryan Watson .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Alex Wen .... stunts (3 seasons)
Lee Whittaker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Darlene Ava Williams .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Chickanis .... electrician
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... assistant chief lighting technician (seasons 2-3)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... rigging gaffer (seasons 2-3)
Joseph L. Gonzalez .... electrician
Gretchen Hatz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Jackson .... grip
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (2002)
Gary Molyneux .... dolly grip: second unit
Bob Myers .... grip
Evan A. Nesbitt .... first assistant camera: second unit
Bill Olofsson .... assistant camera
Charles Papert .... Steadicam operator
Charles Papert .... camera operator: "a" camera
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader (season 7)
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader: second unit (season 5)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
David Scott .... best boy: second unit
David Scott .... electrician
David Neal Stewart .... electrician (1997-1998)
R. Michael Stringer .... grip
Wayne Stroud .... dolly grip
Jaimie Trueblood .... still photographer
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator
Chuck Whelan .... additional assistant camera
David Yellin .... electrician (1997)
Jason Zakrzewski .... second assistant camera: second unit (seasons 4, 5)
 
Casting Department
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting assistant (2000-)
Dana Olson .... extras casting
Robyn Owen .... casting assistant
Christine Yammine .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elaine Down .... set costume
Jessica Pazdernik .... costumer
Kelli Stallings .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mark Hornish .... editor: main titles
 
Music Department
Percy Faith .... conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'"
Steven Gizicki .... music consultant
Wataru Hokoyama .... orchestrator (2002)
Alex Kharlamov .... composer: additional music
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
David Klotz .... music editor (final season)
Dana Niu .... composer: additional music
Brandon Walker .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... driver
John Magoo McGivern .... driver
Beau Reed .... driver
Gaston Wurth .... transportation
 
Other crew
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... set medic
Kendal Brenneman .... stand-in
Ericka Bryce .... production medic
David M. Burns .... production assistant (1998-1999)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production assistant (as A. Brent Carlson)
Rupert Cole .... production assistant
Cheryl Diamond .... studio teacher (2001-2003)
Lee Ebersole .... production assistant
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lens technician
Jessica A. Gihon .... assistant accountant: UK (2002)
Chip Hall .... production assistant
Paul Harrison .... key assistant location manager
Elisabeth James .... assistant production office coordinator
Mitch Kelleher .... production assistant
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor: second unit (2002-2003)
Misty D. Lahti .... set production assistant
Anna Lauren Long .... assistant to second unit director
Matthew J. Lynch .... production assistant
Doug Meyer .... additional production assistant (seasons 5 and 6)
Jose Molina .... assistant: Howard Gordon
Cobb Montgomery .... title designer
Tracy L. Moody .... script supervisor: second unit (season 3)
Raul Moreno .... production assistant (1997)
Emre Sonmez .... assistant location manager
Tony Swatton .... weapons
Licia Wolf .... additional script supervisor
Lisa Womble .... production assistant
 
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Runtime:
60 min
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Trivia:
In Giles's dream, there's a moment that seems to foreshadow the sixth season musical episode, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling (#6.7)" (2001) when Giles bursts into song, and climbs on stage and tells Xander and Willow, in song, what they need to do.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 1 min) When Buffy and the first slayer roll down the hill fighting, you can see a camper van in the background.See more »
Quotes:
Buffy:But what else could I expect from a bunch of low-rent, no account hoodlums like you? Hoodlums yes! I mean you and your friends, your whole sex. Throw 'em in the sea for all I care! Throw 'em in and wait for the bubbles. Men with your groping and spitting, all groin, no brain, three billion of you passing around the same worn-out urge. Men! With your... Sales!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Apocalypse Now (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ThemeSee more »

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77 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Whedon Attack, 21 September 2007
Author: morphion2 from Australia

I'm amazed that "Buffy" fanatics don't like this episode. I honestly had more faith in them than that. I assumed that because this series was a remarkably innovative and intelligent production which recognized the boundless potential of the television medium that its followers would largely share similar traits. The feedback I've heard on this Season Four closer is that it's dull, confusing and pointless. I sorely beg to differ.

What I understood of "Restless" the first time I saw it (and have been consolidated by every further viewing) is that it is an unadulterated Freudian character study, realized with lite David Lynch methodology. It's true that there is SFA of the formulaic Big Bad plotting that "Buffy" episodes usually revolve around, but I was actually somewhat thankful for this. "Restless" is a denouement - a reflection and a meditation, and although there is an obligatory evil at work, the villain here is vague and besides the point. "It's all about the journey," says Giles and despite the obviousness, he's right.

I don't know about everyone else, but I love these characters. In that cathartic, fanboy, TV-show way, I care about them. And by God, I'm excited when I get the chance to learn something about them - I loved the in depth character studies of other such low-key episodes as Season Three's "Amends" and "The Zeppo", Season Five's "The Body" or Season Six's "Hell's Bells". And I'm not saying all this to alienate non "Buffy" nerds or prove myself "Buffy" nerd supreme, just to illustrate that the episodes that have enough impact on me to make me remember their names are the ones where I feel like we've gotten somewhere with the people we watch, and we understand them just a little bit better. To me, no episode ever did this better than "Restless".

So have your way and think your thoughts, but I like to have a little shared humanity with the objects of my fandom now and again, and "telling statement" dreams of hidden fears and desires just does more for me than fist fights with interchangeable Evil Dead. As far as I'm concerned, this mid-series nap by our drama-heavy protagonists gives more multi-viewing rewards than most feature length films. Not only this, but it is essential viewing in any attempt to understand how Joss Whedon's cheesy-by-premise, Supernatural soap opera became and holds a place as one of the most compelling television experiences of all time.

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