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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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It's Dreamy , no pun intended. See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

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)
 
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
 
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)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elaine Down .... set costume
Jessica Pazdernik .... costumer
Kelli Stallings .... costumer
 
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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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There's another subtle plot clue to the arrival of Dawn in Season 5. In the Buffy dream sequence, Tara and Buffy are talking about the bed that Buffy and Faith made. As Buffy leaves, Tara says, "Be back before dawn." And then, at the end, Buffy stops to look in to Dawn's room at the now unmade bed.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:
Riley Finn:Why, hello, little lady. Can I hold those milk pails for you?
Harmony Kendall:Why, thank you but they're not very heavy. Why have you come to our lonely small town, which has no post office and very few exports?
Riley Finn:I've come looking for a man. A salesman.
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Movie Connections:
References Apocalypse Now (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Exposition SongSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It's Dreamy , no pun intended., 31 March 2012
Author: zaga_u

What people tend to forget is that Buffy was first advertised as a Horror-Teen-drama-comedy, which was why people either got very turned off by it or people got curious to watch it. But as the series got started the word "Horror" could very well be place with "action". Which to be brutally honest saddens me, now action can be fun and awesome and Buffy's way of showing action ranges from campy and fun to nail-bitingly intense to "oh my god why is there so much F*cking fighting??!" which sums up my feeling towards Buffy's more actiony episodes. Bottom line - character, humor and frights is what, to me, makes an excellent Buffy episode.. so if you are in to Buffy, or film in general, for the action this is where I tell you that maybe this episode won't do it for you - for the very reason it does everything right in my opinion.

The episode takes place after the big final battle in which the main cast of characters re-bonds with hugs, heartfelt speeches and fusing themselves with a spell to all join Buffy giving her super(er) powers to take on the big-bad of the season Adam. After the battle, and where the episode begins, the crew meets up at Buffy's to watch videos but all end up falling asleep and what follows a four character studies told through their dreams. But something is lurking in all of their dreams trying to harm them.

I remember being 12 and watching this for the first time and already being won over simply by how the dreams looked, yes the dreams reveal much about the character and even for-shadow the coming seasons, but the way the dream world looks and feels is what makes me care to analyze what they might mean. Surreal spaces, sound and acting all come together to create very "realistic" dreams that stray between uncomfortably humorous to crazy intense. How the "monster" is not shown I actually think works great, again overly long karate scenes with bombastic music get me exhausted.

Now it being one of my favorites I don't have to tell you I like this a lot, but that doesn't mean I think it could have been slightly improved, I can't help but think the creators could have gone a step further for instance more cameos would have been great, seeing characters like Joyce and Oz despite their little involvement in the season tells us much about our characters and how they still think of and feel about these people, I'm not saying "Bring back all the character!!" but I can't help but feel having Angel or possibly Faith interact with Buffy in her dreams could have been very rewarding, it's still a fantastic episode but there is space to go a little bit further in exploring the characters, it feels a bit like a missed opportunity.

Restless is in my opinion one of the series finest, and the criticism that it's boring I would feel only worked if their were 20 other episodes like it, which there are not. This episode is an entity on to it's self - and I'm glad they did this once. After all season 4 of Buffy was all about experimenting, and judging by how fantastic the next seasons turned out I'd say it paid off big time.

..gee this review went on long, sorry. I give "Restless" a 9.4 out of 10, it's one of my personal favorites and with Superstar and Hush the best episode of season 4 and I recommend it (and the other 2) to all people who are Buffy-curious but haven't actually given it a try and also, obviously, to fans of the show.. but you've all already seen it.

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