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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.

Director:

Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben)

Writers:

Melissa Goddard (story), Andy Ruben (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Gilbert ... Sylvie Cooper
Drew Barrymore ... Ivy
Tom Skerritt ... Darryl Cooper
Cheryl Ladd ... Georgie Cooper
Alan Stock Alan Stock ... Bob
Jeanne Sakata ... Isabelle
E.J. Moore E.J. Moore ... Kid
J.B. Quon J.B. Quon ... Another Kid
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Guy (as Leonardo Di Caprio)
Michael Goldner Michael Goldner ... Man in Car
Charley Hayward Charley Hayward ... Tiny
Time Winters ... Old Man
Billy Kane Billy Kane ... James
Tony Ervolina Tony Ervolina ... Man on Screen
Mary Gordon Murray Mary Gordon Murray ... M.D.
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fleur de poison See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,829,804
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Katt Shea Ruben came up with the title, 'Poison Ivy' after shooting began and instantly doubted it and thought it was silly. Only after the crew agreed with her and told her to 'go with her heart' did she stick with the title. See more »

Goofs

When Sylvie escapes from the hospital she is barefoot but when she arrives home she is wearing sneakers. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Cooper: The fact that Fred hated ever human except me really meant something.
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Alternate Versions

For the network TV version, an interminable amount of extraneous footage was added after Ivy and Sylvie get a ride home from the guy who puts Sylvie in the back of his truck. After knocking on the window, Sylvie turns around and the subjective camera catches blocks and blocks of trees and houses going by. See more »

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OUT OF THE BLUE
Written by Aaron Davis
Performed by Aaron Davis Band
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A movie that's more about loneliness than it is an erotic thriller
27 November 1999 | by Firefly-28See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the two main characters in the movie - Cooper ( played by Sara Gilbert ) and Ivy ( Drew Barrymore is brilliant in this character ). The film focuses on there friendship and feeling alone as a teenager. I really liked the dialogue between the characters. Especially when Ivy meets Cooper's mother ( played by Cheryl Ladd ) and talks about her own mother and how she flinched every time she touched her and how she died long before she really did. It's just great. Ivy's loneliness soon starts to evaporate as she gains a mother in Chery Ladd, a friend in Sara Gilbert, but then she sets her eyes on Cooper's father ( played by Tom Skerrit ) and wants him in an intimate way. And this is where the movie starts to get erotic as she seduces her best friend's father. But Cooper is starting to see Ivy's evil intentions .....


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