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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Imagine if sex appeal came in a bottle. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$754,935
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film grossed $754,935 at the box office. See more »

Goofs

In the police station, when Paul is handcuffed to his chair, the railings of the camera can be seen on the floor. Policemen walking by are even jumping over them. The railings disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Prince Geoffrey: You're not speaking. You notice Diane isn't speaking?
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Rick and Morty: Rick Potion #9 (2014) See more »

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Ruby Baby
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Donald Fagen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Astonishingly under-rated yet brilliant comedy.
13 January 2003 | by jimmcheyserSee all my reviews

Dale Launer, who wrote, produced, and directed this film got a bum rap. I can't believe it's so astonishingly under-rated. I found the film to be hilarious and touching, with superb performances by the two leads and the supporting cast.

This film shows how fabulous Sandra Bullock can be when the material matches her talents. She gives a delightful and remarkably nuanced performance. The sight of her eyes shimmering with amusement is by itself reason enough see it.

Yet Dale Launer is the real star here. He's written several films, including `My Cousin Vinny', but this is the only film he has so far directed. What a shame. His directing is nothing less than brilliant, and his sense of timing takes the film to a whole new level of hilarity.

Highly recommended. See this movie!


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