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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1992
  • Fran Rubel Kuzui
  • 81 mins
  • 12

Summary

Comedy horror starring Kristy Swanson and Donald Sutherland. When a mysterious stranger informs teen cheerleader Buffy that she is descended from an ancient line of vampire killers, she is less than impressed. But evil is close at hand, and Buffy's special abilities are soon called upon.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Clueless meets Dracula in this engagingly silly yet knowing horror comedy that really deserves cult status. Kristy Swanson is cheerfully dim-witted as LA teenager Buffy, who's surprised to discover that she is actually the only person who can save the city from suave Rutger Hauer and his fellow vampires. Director Fran Rubel Kuzui rightly plays it like a comic strip and draws perfectly judged performances from an eclectic cast that also includes teen heart-throb Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, an unrecognisable Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) and an uncredited appearance from Ben Affleck. It's a fun ride, but fans of the TV series that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar may find the action here a little disappointing.

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Credits

Cast

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BuffyKristy Swanson
MerrickDonald Sutherland
AmilynPaul Reubens
LothosRutger Hauer
PikeLuke Perry
JenniferMichele Abrams
KimberlyHilary Swank
NicoleParis Vaughn
BennyDavid Arquette
JeffreyRandall Batinkoff
CassandraNatasha Gregson Wagner
ZephThomas Jane
Buffy's mumCandy Clark
Basketball playerBen Affleck

Crew

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DirectorFran Rubel Kuzui

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
1992-10-23
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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