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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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Taglines:

In one small bottle... The fountain of youth. The secret of eternal life. The power of an ancient potion. Sometimes it works... sometimes it doesn't. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La muerte le sienta bien  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$58,422,650 (USA)
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Trivia

At one point Lisle Isabella Rossellini asks Madeline Meryl Streep how old she thinks she is. Streep answers 38, to which Rossellini gives a dirty look. Rossellini was in fact 39 at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

When Lisle shows the potion to Ernest, she puts it on a small table. In one of the next shots, the position of the potion is different although she has not moved it since. See more »

Quotes

Madeline Ashton: Oh, for Christ's sake, at least lie quickly!
Dakota: I'm trying to!
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Referenced in Chasing Life: Death Becomes Her (2014) See more »

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Rosen aus dem Süden
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Written by Johann Strauss II
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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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