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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$58,422,650 (USA)
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Trivia

Meryl Streep accidentally scarred Goldie Hawn's cheek with a shovel during the fight scene. 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

Ernest: Well, from now on, I'm going to be the kind of idiot I want to be!
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Featured in Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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Written by Richard Wagner
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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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