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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Pert. Wholesome. Way Lethal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,515,541, 2 August 1992

Gross USA:

$16,624,456

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,624,456
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Perry and Hilary Swank both starred on Beverly Hills, 90210, but never together in the same seasons. See more »

Goofs

After the opening titles, Buffy and her friends are shown at the mall in an overhead shot and the boom mic casts a shadow on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Pike: [as Amilyn advances towards Pike] Com'on lefty, you remember what happened the last time you messed with me?
Amilyn: Oh, I remember.
[Lifting Pike off the ground by his shirt collar]
Pike: Shit
[Amilyn throws him]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The original theatrical release received a "12" rating in the UK without any cuts however, the video release was rated "15" with 11 seconds cut. The scene in which Lothos ignites Buffy's cross was removed and instead of immolating his head, she merely flees. At the time, the "12" rating did not cover video releases, only theatrical so it was rated "15" and the scenes in question may be imitated by younger viewers. In 2002, all previous cuts were waived and the video release was rated "15". See more »

Connections

References Night of the Comet (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

SILENT CITY
Written by Matthew Sweet
Produced by Ralph Sall and Matthew Sweet
Performed by Matthew Sweet
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
You have to be seriously uptight not to find this hilarious.

I can't believe other reviewers called this moving "boring and idiotic". Um...hello...what were they expecting, a serious, contemplative piece of cinema? It's completely silly, as it's supposed to be. If it wasn't good, would it have inspired a (far inferior, in my opinion) television spin off? Watch it with no expectations. You'll be impressed. Kirsty Swanson does that Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless" thing perfectly. My friends and I have made it a ritual to watch this movie every couple months with a bottle of wine and a big bowl of popcorn. Nothing better on a rainy night. Don't listen to the bozos who said this isn't worth seeing. It's hilarious, trust me.


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