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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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Your basic black comedy. 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:

Death Becomes Her  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$58,422,650 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An edited picture from the original ending was used during Ernest's funeral scene. The picture of him aged was actually a of him in full age makeup from the first ending. Bruce Willis's aged face was used, but put on an actual picture of a mountain climber, which thus resulted in the end picture of Ernest at his funeral. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest runs away from Lisle, after he nearly drinks the live-forever potion, he runs down a hallway and commences to open a door with a doorknob on the left side of the door. It then cuts to the other side of the door, of Ernest walking through the door (into the party), and now the doorknob is also on the left side of the door, yet is should be on the right side. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Oh, gosh, I'm glad you came. I didn't know if you would. I spoke to my PR woman and she said Madeleine Ashton goes to the opening of an envelope. Oh, those people can be so cruel!
Madeleine: Mmmm.
Helen: I fired her.
Madeleine: [pleased] Oh!
Helen: Well, I almost fired her.
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Connections

Referenced in Charmed: Death Becomes Them (2005) See more »

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Written by Geoffrey Aymar
Lyrics by Martin Donovan & David Koepp
Arranged by William Ross
Performed by Meryl Streep (uncredited)
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I love this movie
1 August 2003 | by (cali) – See all my reviews

This was way fun. One of my favorite guilty pleasures. All the actors are in top form here and I loved Bruce, Goldie, and Meryl. This is truly a classic in the black comedies. The score was terrific, set design fantastic, and all around excellent.


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