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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.

Director:

Fran Rubel Kuzui

Writer:

Joss Whedon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Andrew Lowery ... Andy
Sasha Jenson ... Grueller
Stephen Root ... Gary Murray
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Cassandra
Candy Clark ... Buffy's Mom
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Storyline

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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Pert. Wholesome. Way Lethal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buffy, a vámpírok réme See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,624,456
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Cary Elwes were set to make cameos as vampires, but these were cut due to time and budgetary constraints. See more »

Goofs

After Pike talks to Buffy while on his motorcycle, he does a turn toward the photo booth. You see a close up of him just as he his revving up his bike, and he is maybe two to three feet from the photo booth, which is not enough room to do the maneuver. In the next shot, you then see him about six or seven feet from the booth, and he does the maneuver. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: I can't believe I'm doing this. I can't believe I'm in a graveyard with a strange man hunting for vampires on a *school night*.
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Crazy Credits

TV interviews with people who were at the dance attacked by vampires. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German TV-version has got a few cuts to get a 'not under 12' rating. See more »


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I AIN'T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE
Written by Pam Sawyer and Laurie Burton
Produced by Ralph Sall with Divinyls (as Divinyls) and Charlie Drayton
Performed by Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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A fun one...
2 November 2002 | by FrozenDreamerSee all my reviews

I originally saw this one quite a few years ago... back when it was released... and I do remember enjoying it even then. It's a fun bit of garb that I would recommend to anyone.

If you are thinking of watching the series... it may be a good idea to watch this before you start on the many episodes that await you. It'll give you a sort of grounding and deeper understanding of the world that is 'Buffy'... and why there is so much merchandising being thrown at us by bigwig company executives!

Wait for this to come out on the tele... I wouldn't rush out and buy it on DVD... and that's why I give it...

6.5 flaps out of 10


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