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Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  13 November 1992 (USA)
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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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The sorority house that Tate Donovan enters for his "panty raid" is the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Georgia Tech. See more »

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When Gary is stopped at Diane's apartment by the secret service, the agent speaking is wearing a brown blazer. After Gary says, "Who's she got in there?" we cut back to the agent and his blazer is now dark blue. See more »

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Prince Geoffrey: You're not speaking. You notice Diane isn't speaking?
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Written by Thomas Allen (as Allen Sylvester), Harold R. Brown (as Harold Brown),
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, Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy Jordan), Lee Oskar, Charles Miller and Howard E. Scott (as Howard Scott)
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Courtesy of Rhino Records
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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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