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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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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 »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Diane's apartment is number 1 and Paul's apartment is number 8. Added together they make 9. See more »

Goofs

When Paul and his friends are going to Diane's apartment, the railings of the camera are visible on the floor as they walk from their car. See more »

Quotes

Diane Farrow: You know, all my life, I've felt ugly, and now I have the worlds most desireable man telling me that I am beautiful. I have the Prince of England at home pining for me. I mean, Paul, this is like a dream come true. i could be a princess.
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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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Big Trouble
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Performed by Fran Lucci
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Started well, but loses steam in second half
19 August 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

I almost convinced myself that this was a good movie, but after giving it some thought, this is average at best. Things start out well, as the two leads take full advantage of the potion, but then the film bogs down and becomes too formulaic. Much of the second half of the film is hopelessly predictable, and is routine in the extreme. Things remain conventional right to the end, when the obvious conclusion takes place. The leads are both likable, and the there are several funny moments, but the best comedic bits are in the first half. The thoroughly unoriginal second half left a bitter taste in my mouth, and that made it too standard to recommend.


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