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Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

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Two scientists who are hopeless with the opposite sex experiment with a substance that makes them irresistible to anyone who hears them speak.

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Dale Launer

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Dale Launer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tate Donovan ... Paul Matthews
Sandra Bullock ... Diane Farrow
Mary Mara ... Marisa
Dale Midkiff ... Gary Logan
Hillary B. Smith ... Sally
Anne Bancroft ... Madame Ruth
Dylan Baker ... Prince Geoffrey
Blake Clark ... Motorcycle Cop
Bruce McCarty Bruce McCarty ... Jeff
Rebecca Staab ... Cheryl
Adrian Paul ... Enrico Pazzoli
Ric Reitz ... Dave
Steven Burnette Steven Burnette ... Ron (as Steven Burnett)
Jordan Baker ... Joanne
Ken Strong Ken Strong ... Dick Webster
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Two scientists who are hopeless with the opposite sex experiment with a substance that makes them irresistible to anyone who hears them speak.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Potion #9 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$416,641, 15 November 1992

Gross USA:

$754,935

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$754,935
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sorority house that Tate Donovan enters for his "panty raid" is the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Georgia Tech. See more »

Goofs

The police are not in front of the mob that chases Marisa into the alley, but once in the alley they are leading. See more »

Quotes

Paul Matthews: About once a month my friends and I get together and do something different for fun. Sometimes we go bowling or miniature golf or a movie or something. One night we went down to a gypsy palm reader at 34th and Vine.
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Crazy Credits

The names of the more than 300 extra's who chased Marisa through the city are mentioned in one large block of fine print. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.15 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need a Man
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of BMG Records (U.K.), Ltd.
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It's no "Great Comic Masterpiece" but has its moments
8 January 2001 | by tomhrSee all my reviews

"I learned a lot about myself that day. I learned that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely..." -- line from LP#9

Some of the movie plot is by-the-numbers. But the best moments come when the screenwriter asks, "What would you do when you knew that, no matter what you said and no matter what you did, you couldn't miss?"

The answer is "go wild," in the case of Tate Donovan's character. Donovan gets the funniest scenes in the movie.

In the case of Sandra Bullock's character, there's a moment where she's talking to a man in his cubicle and he looks so confused as he falls in love with her. (Could have something to do with the fact that he's listening to The Village People's "YMCA" during the scene.)

Mary Mara's character puts her own spin on what to do with a love potion, and her actions complicate the plot and create some hilarious moments.


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