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Poison Ivy (1992)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 8 May 1992 (USA)
A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

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Ivy
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Bob
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E.J. Moore ...
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J.B. Quon ...
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Guy (as Leonardo Di Caprio)
Michael Goldner ...
Charley Hayward ...
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Billy Kane ...
Tony Ervolina ...
Mary Gordon Murray ...
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Storyline

Ivy ('Drew Barrymore'), a sexy teen who lives with her aunt, moves in with a reclusive teen (Gilbert) and slowly works her way into the lives of her adopted family. The mother (Ladd) is sickly and can't sexually satisfy her husband (Skerritt) any more, and to the daughter's horror, Ivy begins seducing her father. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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What Ivy wants, Ivy gets.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La venenosa  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,829,804 (USA)
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore failed to attend her first audition. Director, Katt Shea Ruben wanted Drew for the part of Ivy and arranged another audition which Drew Barrymore also failed to attend. After Katt Shea spoke to Drew's agent and told her she was no longer interested in her for the lead, she pleaded with Katt to give Drew another chance. Drew ended up auditioning at Katt Shea Ruben's house not knowing that the director had already decided she had the job. See more »

Goofs

A few scenes before the car accident, Ivy's injury is visible, but very light on her chest. Once the car accident occurs, the injury is in the same place, but much darker. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Cooper: Please, stop.
Ivy: I want to hear you say it! Are you excusing me of something?
Sylvie Cooper: Why? Did you do something?
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Connections

Referenced in The Class of '92 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

TOO BAD
Written by Wener Crane (as W. Crane) and Eric Phillips (as E. Phillips)
Performed by Ugly Kid Joe
Courtesy of Stardog/Mercury Records
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Body language speaks wonders.
27 April 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Drew Barrymore plays Ivy a Lolita-like teen that gradually moves in with a shy reclusive classmate Sylvie(Sara Gilbert)and the presence of the streetwise Ivy starts a chain reaction of mixed emotions. Sylvie's self destructive mother(Cheryl Ladd)is jealous of her husband's(Tom Skerritt) reaction to Ivy's seductive ways. Soon he is hooked and can't get enough of the perverse teen. Questions arise concerning the death of Sylvie's mother about the time Sylvie realizes what is going on between her father and Ivy.

My favorite scene is the sultry love making in the rain on the car hood. It is hard to tell who is seducing who. The 17 year old Barrymore is hypnotic. I couldn't take my eyes off of her. Kudos to Katt Shea for directing this erotic thriller. Note: Look for a young Leonardo DiCaprio.


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