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Poison Ivy (1992)

R | | 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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(as Katt Shea Ruben)

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(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Ivy
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original script was titled, 'Fast Lane'. The title was changed shortly after filming began. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sylvie breaks the espresso machine, spilling coffee grounds on the floor; the maid, Iris, uses the vacuum to clean it up. We hear a vacuum sound effect, and the camera focuses on the machine but the vacuum is clearly not turned on because the vacuum bag does not inflate. See more »

Quotes

Georgie Cooper: People you have to lie to aren't worth your friendship.
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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: Poison Ivy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

OUT OF THE BLUE
Written by Aaron Davis
Performed by Aaron Davis Band
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Pretty spooky
29 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Poison Ivy simply tells the story of a young girl who definitely gets what she wants and even resorts to murder if needs be. All four of the main characters you can develop some feeling for, and you could even feel sorry for Drew Barrymore's Ivy, although I did feel as if sometimes some characters were simply failing to believe what was pretty obvious to everyone else.

An 18-year-old Barrymore shines in this role, and Cheryl Ladd is also very convincing.

A young Leonardo Di Caprio makes an appearance in a perfectly watchable (but also rather short) film, with good direction from the relatively unknown Katt Shea.


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