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Writers (WGA):
Melissa Goddard (story)
Andy Ruben (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
8 May 1992 (USA) See more »
What Ivy wants, Ivy gets.
A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Katt Shea  (as Katt Shea Ruben)
Writing credits
Melissa Goddard (story)

Andy Ruben (screenplay) &
Katt Shea (screenplay) (as Katt Shea Ruben)

Produced by
Melissa Goddard .... executive producer
Jana Howington-Marx .... associate producer
Marjorie Lewis .... co-executive producer
Peter Morgan .... executive producer
Rick Nathanson .... co-producer
Andy Ruben .... producer
Original Music by
David Michael Frank 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael 
Film Editing by
Gina Mittelman 
Casting by
Jeffery Passero 
Production Design by
Virginia Lee 
Art Direction by
Hayden de Maisoneuve Yates 
Set Decoration by
Michele Munoz 
Costume Design by
Ellen Gross  (as Ellen Tracy Gross)
Makeup Department
Diana Brown .... hair swing
Diana Brown .... makeup swing
René Dashiell Kerby .... key makeup artist (as René Dashiell)
René Dashiell Kerby .... key makeup artist: additional photography (as René Dashiell)
Roland Eggler .... wig maker: additional photography
Audrey Futterman-Stern .... key hair stylist (as Audrée Futterman)
Janine Rath .... assistant makeup artist (as Janine Rae Rath)
Janine Rath .... makeup artist: second unit (as Janine Roth)
Gunnar Swanson .... key hair stylist: additional photography
Debbie Zoller .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Joe Fineman .... executive in charge of post-production
Ric Keeley .... post-production supervisor
Deborah Moore .... executive in charge of production
Raimond Reynolds .... unit production manager: additional photography
Cari Schaefer .... production manager: second unit
Susan Stremple .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Kravetz Aykanian .... second unit director (as Carole Kravetz)
Scott Harris .... second assistant director
Randall Newsome .... second assistant director: additional photography
Suzie Pelissier .... second second assistant director (as Suzanne S. Peilssier)
J.B. Rogers .... first assistant director (as James Baxter Rogers)
Thomas Schellenberg .... first assistant director: additional photography
Merritt Yohnka .... second unit director
Ty Supancic .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Amy B. Ancona .... on-set dresser
Amy B. Ancona .... property master
Anna Czerwatiuk .... assistant to art director
Tim Day .... swing
Nancy S. Fallace .... lead person
Yvonne Fransson-Clamf .... assistant property master
Jane C. Hoffman .... on-set dresser (as Jane C. Hoffmann)
Sam Huston .... swing gang
Lisa Marie Ledford .... art department coordinator
Matt Mania .... storyboard artist
Dag Midtskog .... swing gang (as Dag E. Midtskog)
David Musselman .... swing gang (as Dave Musselman)
Chris T. Nelson .... swing gang (as Chris Tyler Nelson)
Richard K. Wright .... property master
Sound Department
John Adams .... boom operator: additional photography
Tony Berkeley .... adr editor
Brad Blake .... supervising sound editor
Harry Cohen .... digital sound designer
Brian Geer .... foley mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... dialogue editor
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Bill V. Robbins .... production sound mixer
Bill V. Robbins .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Paul Rodriguez .... director of sound services
R. Russell Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... foley mixer
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Thomas M. Ficke .... special effects technician
Douglas Hyyppa .... special effects technician
Lee McConnell .... special effects coordinator: additional photography (as L.A. McConnell)
Michael Yeaman .... special effects technician: additional photography
Visual Effects by
Dave Gregory .... optical supervisor
John Branagan .... stunts
Moore Brian .... stunts (as Brian Joseph Moore)
Charles Croughwell .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Thomas DeWier)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Brian McMillan .... stunts (as Brian J. McMillan)
William Morts .... stunts
William R. Perry .... stunts: additional photography (as William Perry)
Patricia M. Peters .... stunts (as Tricia Peters)
Patricia M. Peters .... stunts: additional photography (as Patricia Peters)
Colin Buck Randall .... stunts
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (as Birgit Schier)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts: additional photography (as Birgit Schier)
Brian Smrz .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Patrick Statham)
Tim Trella .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... assistant stunt coordinator: additional photography
Lee Waddell .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt coordinator
Debbie Evans .... driving stunt double: Drew Barrymore (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John B. Aronson .... electrician (as John Aronson)
Philippe Aubry .... grip
James R. Barrows .... additional photographer
John Beran .... grip
Erik Bernstein .... grip: second unit
Anthony Caldwell .... key grip: second unit (as Tony Q. Caldwell)
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator
Henry Coccetti .... best boy electric (as Henry J. Coccetti Jr.)
Greg Daniels .... first assistant camera: second unit and additional photography (as Greg Daniels Jr.)
Tim Day .... best boy grip: additional photography
David Dowell .... gaffer: second unit
Christopher Faloona .... gaffer
Mauro Fiore .... gaffer: additional photography
Gregory Franklin .... grip (as Greg Franklin)
Gregory Franklin .... grip: additional photography
Rodrigo García .... director of photography: additional photography
Rodrigo García .... director of photography: second unit (as Rodrigo Garcia)
Jarek Gorczycki .... best boy electric: additional photography
D.J. Harder .... second assistant camera
D.J. Harder .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Steve Irwin .... video playback operator
Julie Jay .... additional director of photography
Marcus Kaol .... video assist operator: additional photography (as Marcus Kedl)
Mike Kraft .... additional photographer
Jeff Kunkel .... grip: second unit
Rob Lewbel .... electrician: additional photography
Matt Mania .... best boy grip
Matt Mania .... key grip: additional photography
Flavio Martínez Labiano .... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography (as Flavio Labiano)
Parris Patton .... electrician
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip: additional photography
Jeffrey Porter .... first assistant camera
William Russell .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ted Schelling .... video engineer
Lee Schmicker .... electrician
Tom Schmieder .... electrician (as Tom Schmieders)
Michael Spicer .... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography
Rafael E. Sánchez .... key grip (as Rafael E. Sanchez)
Jeff Turner .... key grip: second unit
Doug Weinmann .... electrician: additional photography
Ignacio Woolfolk .... best boy grip: second unit (as Ignacio 'Nacho' Woolfolk)
Kimberly Wright .... still photographer
Dan Zarlengo .... rigging grip
Casting Department
Bronni Stein .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... wardrobe supervisor
Charlene Amateau .... wardrobe: additional photography
Ellen Gross .... wardrobe: additional photography
Christine Papalexis .... assistant costume designer
Joanne Trotta .... costume constructor
Tamar Dick .... wardrobe detail/artwork (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Thalia Harithas .... post-production coordinator
Robert Hoffman .... first assistant editor
Rachel Kurn .... second assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Location Management
Pamella D'Pella .... location scout (uncredited)
Darius Rahm .... location manager
Christopher Ursitti .... location manager: additional photography (as Chris Ursitti)
Music Department
Aaron Davis .... music producer: additional music
David Michael Frank .... conductor
David Michael Frank .... orchestrator
Bonnie Greenberg .... music supervisor
Peter Kelsey .... music mixer (as Peter R. Kelsey)
Peter Kelsey .... music recordist (as Peter R. Kelsey)
John Lang .... music arranger: additional music
John Lang .... music producer: additional music
Daniels McLean .... music editor
Jill Meyers .... music supervisor
Roger Monk .... music mixer
Roger Monk .... music recordist
Jeff Wolpert .... music engineer: additional music
Transportation Department
Carl Algee .... driver (as Carl E. Algee)
John W. Barbee .... transportation co-coordinator: additional photography
Brad Barker .... driver: second unit
Moore Brian .... transportation coordinator (as Brian J. Moore)
James Cline .... driver: additional photography
Dennis A. Coleman .... driver: additional photography
Gary Dahlquist .... driver: production van
Gary Dahlquist .... driver: production van, additional photography
Gary A. Dionne .... driver
Jon Gearhart .... driver: second unit
Stephen Gray .... transportation co-captain
Craig Jensen .... driver: second unit
Lori June Moore .... driver
Patrick Joseph Moore .... transportation captain
Robert J. Morton .... driver
Bryan Oliver .... driver: additional photography
Mike Painter .... transportation coordinator: additional photography (as Michael Painter)
Todd Painter .... driver: additional photography
Frank N. Rodono .... driver
Eric Tolman Scott .... driver
Robin Twogood .... driver
Chris Wentzel .... driver
Other crew
Lawrence L. Artis .... security coordinator
Rachel Atkinson .... script supervisor
Janice Benton .... animal trainer
Erik Bieber .... set production assistant (as Eric Bieber)
Felecia Hatcher Brown .... craft service: additional photography
Dea Cantu .... script supervisor: additional photography (as Dea Hickox)
Marc Cebrian .... set production assistant
Larry Cole .... provider: water trucks
Kevin Collins .... production assistant: additional photography
Edwin Cook .... adr voice
Linda Cook .... adr voice
Wendy Renskowski Dale .... assistant accountant (as Wendy D. Renskowski)
Ingrid Delaney .... operation manager
Gary A. Dionne .... mechanic
Howard Dolgon .... set production assistant
Tim Dornberg .... adr voice (as Timothy Dornberg)
Matthew E. Dunn .... production assistant
Sharon Flannery .... studio teacher (as Sharon Takase)
Sharon Flannery .... studio teacher: additional photography (as Sharon Takase)
Roland Gallardo .... coordinator: police (as Roland 'Shark' Gollardo)
Dori Greenberg .... set production assistant
Malcolm Groome .... adr voice
Pauline Hageman Hirsh .... production secretary: additional photography
Julie Jay .... assistant to director and producer
Julie Jay .... second unit coordinator
Candy Jennings .... welfare worker
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... assistant production coordinator (as Joanna Rees)
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... production coordinator: additional photography (as Joanna Rees)
Karen R. Jones .... unit publicist (as Karen Jones)
Marcus Kaol .... second unit coordinator
Josephine Landerer .... craft service
Kate Lewis .... script supervisor: second unit
Ted Lin .... choreographer
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor: second unit (as Elizabeth Ludwick)
Jeff Mar .... piano coach
Caryn Mendez .... production intern
Sally Morton .... legal assistant
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor: second unit (as Diane Newman)
Teresa S. Panella-Hart .... adr voice
Gracie Poletti .... adr voice (as Gracie Moore)
Randa Rai Slack .... production assistant: additional photography
Raimond Reynolds .... production coordinator
Gail Rodono .... production controller
Phillip L. Rosen .... production attorney (as Phillip Rosen)
Barbara Sands .... coordinator: American Humane Association
Daniel J. Shaw .... production intern
Daniel Shea .... researcher
Joe Shortal .... key set production assistant
Samantha Shuler .... production assistant: additional photography
Ty Supancic .... production assistant: additional photography (as Ty Ronald Supanicic)
Elaine Suranie .... medical advisor
Sonya Thompsen .... contract supervisor
Bonnie Weis .... production accountant
Chris Wentzel .... medic
Nancy E. Withrow .... animal trainer (as Nancy Withrow)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Timothy Gray .... production executive (uncredited)
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Body Heat" - Japan (English title) (literal English title)
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Rated R for sensuality and language
Argentina:90 min | USA:88 min (R-rated version) | USA:93 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:R18+ | Australia:MA15+ (TV rating) | Canada:AA (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) (unrated version) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Iceland:14 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) (2005) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (Certificate #31618)

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Original title: "Ivy" and "Our House".See more »
Continuity: Syliva's injury is directly above her right eye, but by the time she gets home from the hospital, the blood and bandage have shifted further to the right.See more »
Sylvie Cooper:You're still my best friend.
Ivy:'Till death.
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20 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
"Lolita" in the '90s, 29 June 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Nabokov's Lolita used the affections of a fawning, elderly man (her stepfather) for her own purposes--which never amounted to much more than sex and cash. It only figures that today's Lolita would be dressed to kill, literally. As Drew Barrymore plays her here, she's a sexy homicidal figure with maternal delusions. "Poison Ivy" begins rather endearingly, with high school outcast Sara Gilbert (looking like the modern equivalent of a teen beatnik) befriended by a striking blonde student with lots o' leg and a fake tattoo. This wanton woman-child has no name; Gilbert calls her "Ivy" and Barrymore likes that ("It gives me the opportunity to start over," she says). The tone of the picture shifts however before the midway point, with Ivy infiltrating Gilbert's dysfunctional household and seducing dad Tom Skerritt (doing terrific work). Gilbert's narration--and the surreal jumble which becomes the hectic climax--is rather off-putting, but there's a great deal of worth in Barrymore's solid performance. The film is stylish on a low-budget and is actually steamier than "Nine 1/2 Weeks". Yet, it's really two different pictures struggling within the context of one. A stronger screenplay might've brought the two halves together, although, as the director, Katt Shea Ruben manages to come up with a commendable amount of incidents both amusing and titillating. ** from ****

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