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Poison Ivy (1992)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ivy
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Alan Stock ...
Bob
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E.J. Moore ...
Kid
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What Ivy wants, Ivy gets.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La venenosa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,829,804 (USA)
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Trivia

Sara Gilbert was called back after shooting had finished to do the very last voice over after Ivy had fallen to her death. The line "I still think about her, I guess, still love her. She might have been even more alone than I was" was thought up on the spot. The crew didn't like the line and one even said "What the fuck? Are you kidding me? She would never say she still loves Ivy" but director Katt Shea insisted that it's what the Character of Sylvia would have said. 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

[first lines]
[on Ivy]
Sylvie Cooper: She's definitely a turnoff - too overt. I mean, most girls don't fly through the air with their skirt around their waist.
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Connections

Followed by Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997) See more »

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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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As a thriller, the film is unremarkable; as a chance to ogle Drew, it's unmissable.
27 November 2011 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A teenage Drew Barrymore lends her undeniable sex appeal to this otherwise unremarkable erotic thriller which uses the well-worn 'family unit threatened by a wicked interloper' plot device as an excuse to deliver loads of cheap titillation. Drew plays a sultry blonde with a troubled past who befriends socially awkward high school student Sylvie Cooper (Sara Gilbert) in order to scheme her way into her family. Sylvie is captivated by her new BFF's wild streak, unaware that the luscious lolita has designs on her father and will kill to get what she wants...

Although, on the surface, this film gives the impression of being a stylish, sexy and sophisticated thriller, with an almost noir-ish atmosphere and a cool slow-burn approach, when all is said and done, this is trash exploitation, pure and simple, as one might expect from the director of Stripped to Kill and Stripped to Kill II: Live Girls.

Not that I'm complaining, mind, since I'm a big fan of the lovely Miss Barrymore, and trashy exploitation in general, and this film gave me plenty to smile about, namely miss Barrymore in a series of very sexy get-ups.

6 out of 10, bumped up to 7 for all the gratuitous Drew!


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