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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA)
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Buffy
... Merrick
... Amilyn
... Lothos
... Pike
... Jennifer
... Kimberly
... Nicole 'Nicki'
... Benny
... Jeffrey
Andrew Lowery ... Andy
... Grueller
... Gary Murray
... Cassandra
... 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 »


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

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31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffy, a vámpírok réme  »

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Box Office

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,624,456
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joss Whedon's original vision of the script was eventually released in comic form as "The Origin". See more »

Goofs

After Buffy punches Merrick, she gives her "marry Christian Slater and die" speech. The reverse angle of Merrick shows Buffy's lips still moving, even though no dialogue is heard. See more »

Quotes

Cheerleaders: How funky is your chicken? How funky is your chicken? How loose is your goose? Our goose is totally loose! So come on all you Hog fans, so come on all you Hog fans and shake your caboose, and shake your caboose! WHoooO!
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Crazy Credits

Amilyn (Paul Reubens) revives to go through some more death throes. See more »


Soundtracks

LIGHT COMES OUT OF BLACK
Written by Rob Halford
Produced by Rob Halford and Nick Terzo
Performed by Rob Halford
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Alco / East West Records
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That's fun. No, that's funny.
26 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a terribly fun movie. The acting is deliberately over the top and does quite well. Everyone from Swanson to Perry to Reubens to Stephen Root does an excellent job. I don't understand people who didn't like this - it's simply fun.


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