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Tate Donovan, a geek biochemist with no luck at all with women, is persuaded by his friends to visit a gypsy, Madame Ruth. She gives him "Love Potion No. 8", an elixir which can potentially... See full summary »

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Tate Donovan, a geek biochemist with no luck at all with women, is persuaded by his friends to visit a gypsy, Madame Ruth. She gives him "Love Potion No. 8", an elixir which can potentially force anyone of the opposite sex to instantly fall in love with him. He shares the potion with his friend, Diane, and together they embark on a "scientific evaluation" that gets out of hand. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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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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$754,935 (USA)
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Trivia

The sorority house that Tate Donovan enters for his "panty raid" is the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Georgia Tech. See more »

Goofs

When Paul steals the yellow sports car after leaving the police station, he takes off and there's a shot of the tachometer over his shoulder. The tach revs up close to red-line, but the engine sound doesn't match. See more »

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Diane Farrow: Was there a second date that I'm not aware of?
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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 »

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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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PAIN IN MY HEART
Written by Naomi Neville
Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"Nerds in love." One of my favorite "guilty pleasures"
2 January 2004 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Guilty because I know if I admit how much I like it, I might lose some cred as a film buff. But it's a great fairy tale, Anne Bancroft's brief scenes are funny, and Tate Donovan is a man I can get behind! The scene where the nasty superficial gal crushes his ego at the bar must really hit home with a lot of men. And say what you want about Bullock, but here she shows why she became a huge star with her megawatt smile! But my favorite is Mary Mara, a great character actor given a chance to play a broadly funny, well, broad. If you ask me, Pretty Woman is overrated and this movie is underrated!


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