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Death Becomes Her (1992)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  31 July 1992 (USA)
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

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Storyline

Helen, a writer, and Madeline, an actress, have hated each other for years. Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once Helen's fiance. After she recovers from a mental breakdown, Helen vows revenge by stealing back Ernest and plotting to kill Madeline. Both rivals have secretly drunk a miracle cure for aging; they accidentally discover, when each tries to eliminate the other, that they have become immortal and that "life" will never be the same again. Written by froufrou

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Some people will go to any lengths to stay young forever. But Madeline Ashton and her old friend Helen Sharp are about to go TOO far. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for some nudity and off-color humor | See all certifications »

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31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La muerte le sienta bien  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$58,422,650 (USA)
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Trivia

In an interview Meryl Streep revealed that she assumed the role of Helen (Goldie Hawn's character) was meant for her. Not the "song-and-dance" role of Madeline. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie you can see the bottle of spray paint rolling down the stairs and landing on the pavement. In the next shot, when Helen's body hits the pavement the bottle is gone. See more »

Quotes

Madeline Ashton: Bottoms up!
[Madeline drinks the potion]
Lisle Von Rhoman: Now, a warning.
Madeline Ashton: NOW a warning?
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
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Absolutely Fantastico!
1 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when i was about 9, since then i have been hooked on it! Its hilarious and cool. Meryl Streep, is superb and funny and knows how to light up the screen. This is definatly one of my favourite films of all time and very good if you want a laugh. Death Becomes Her has great special effects and is an excellent 'black comedy'.


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