Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  13 November 1992 (USA)
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Two scientists who are hopeless with the opposite sex invent a substance that makes them irresistible to anyone they speak to.



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Two scientists who are hopeless with the opposite sex invent a substance that makes them irresistible to anyone they speak to.

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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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13 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Love Potion #9  »

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$754,935 (USA)

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This film grossed $754,935 at the box office See more »


In the police station, when Paul is handcuffed to his chair, the railings of the camera can be seen on the floor. Policemen walking by are even jumping over them. The railings disappear between shots. See more »


[last lines]
Madame Ruth: Ahh, that's nice.
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The names of the more than 300 extra's who chased Marisa through the city are mentioned in one large block of fine print. See more »


Referenced in Pair of Kings: Loathe Potion No. 9 (2012) See more »


Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by The Clovers
Courtesy of EMI Records Group/EMI Records
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Tell Your Troubles To The Gypsy
28 February 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I suppose that any of us living in urban areas have many times wanted to visit one of those basement apartments inhabited by alleged gypsies who have all kinds of cures for whatever ails you. If it's an affair of the heart there are test model love potions running all the way from one to Love Potion No. 9.

Poor nerdy Tate Donovan can't seem to get a date nowhere, no how is persuaded by friends to visit one of those gypsies played with real bite by Anne Bancroft. She gives him Love Potion No. 8 and the stuff really does work. And Donovan being a biochemist actually figures out just how. In fact he and colleague Sandra Bullock try and boy do they like it and each other.

But they have to experiment and Bullock hits the jackpot with the Prince of Wales played by Dylan Baker over here on a goodwill visit across the pond. He gets within the prescribed distance of Bullock and she could be the next Queen of Great Britain. As for a girl that Donovan's been putting his normally clumsy moves on, Mary Mara, she winds up in the end with more boyfriends than she could possibly have time for.

It all comes to a head when a guy Bullock has been off and on seeing for years all of a sudden becomes madly infatuated with her again and they're about to be wed. Dale Midkiff of course has an agenda of his own and if Donovan's to stop him he'll need out of Anne Bancroft's medicine cabinet, the latest model, Love Potion No. 9.

Donovan and Bullock are amusing and the rest of the cast gives them good support. I think you'll get a laugh from the doings at 34th and Vine and a little bottle of Love Potion No. 9.

Good for what ails you.

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