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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The idea of fusing teen sex-comedy and horror genres into a boffo box-office bonanza seems like classic braindead Hollywood-think... but somehow, beyond all reason, the makers of this film manage to pull it off. Much of the credit goes to director Fran Rubel Kuzui (Fran Rubel Kuzui) who chooses wisely to let the jokes and action rip by so quickly that viewers won't have time to realize there's practically nothing going on. Also excellent is Kristy Swanson as the bubble-headed cheerleader who learns from a Van Helsing-ish stranger (Donald Sutherland) that she's, like, the reincarnation of this pure female warrior and stuff, destined to rid the world -- or at least the Valley -- of vampires. No sooner is the Buffster being schooled in the ways of vampire butt-kicking (much to the consternation of meek pretty-boy beau Luke Perry) than the lead vampire (Rutger Hauer) and his leering cronies show up -- and leading up the pack is none other than Pee-Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens. Fans of this film's popular TV offspring will appreciate the fang-sharp humor but may be surprised to find little evidence of the spooky atmosphere that permeates the series -- though there are some inspired moments, particularly the ridiculous death-by-ruler scene. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:March 10, 1992

Cast

Kristy Swanson
as Buffy
Donald Sutherland
as Merrick
Rutger Hauer
as Lothos
Paul Reubens
as Amilyn
Luke Perry
as Pike
Michele Abrams
as Jennifer
Hilary Swank
as Kimberly
Paris Vaughan
as Nicole
David Arquette
as Benny
Randall Batinkoff
as Jeffrey
Candy Clark
as Buffy's Mom
Andrew Lowery
as Andy
Sasha Jenson
as Grueller
Stephen Root
as Gary Murray
Natasha Gregson Wagner
as Cassandra
Mark de Carlo
as Coach
Johanna Ray
Thomas Jane
as Zeph
Tony Maxwell
as Student
James Paradise
as Buffy's Dad
David Sherrill
as Knight
Liz Smith
as Reporter
Paul Lane
as Robert Berman
Michael Kopelow
as Student
Rick Logan
as Bloody Student
Chino Binamo
as Vampire
Al Goto
as Vampire
Mike Johnson
as Vampire
Chi Muoi Lo
as Vampire
Ben R. Scott
as Vampire
Lincoln Simonds
as Vampire
Ricki Lake
as Charlotte (uncredited)
Ben Affleck
as Basketball Player
Thomas Jane
as Zeph
Ricki Lake
as Charlotte (uncredited)
Chi Muoi Lo
as Vampire
Lincoln Simonds
as Vampire
Michael Kopelow
as Student
James Paradise
as Buffy's Dad
Rick Logan
as Bloody Student
Tony Maxwell
as Student
Paul Lane
as Robert Berman
Ben R. Scott
as Vampire
Al Goto
as Vampire
Mike Johnson
as Vampire
Liz Smith
as Reporter
Chino Binamo
as Vampire
David Sherrill
as Knight

Crew

Fran Rubel Kuzui
Director
Kaz Kuzui
Producer
Zvi Howard Rosenman
Producer
Joss Whedon
Screenwriter
James Hayman
Cinematographer
Rob Halford
Composer (Music Score)
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Camilla Toniolo
Editor
Jill Savitt
Editor
Randy Moore
Art Director
Dennis Murphy
Co-producer
Carol Baum
Executive Producer
Sandy Gallin
Executive Producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui
Executive Producer
Claire Jenora Bowin
Set Designer
Marie France
Costume Designer
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
Johanna Ray
Casting
Ralph Sall
Executive Music Producer
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