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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.

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(as Katt Shea Ruben)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sylvie Cooper
... Ivy
... Darryl Cooper
... Georgie Cooper
Alan Stock ... Bob
... Isabelle
E.J. Moore ... Kid
J.B. Quon ... Another Kid
... Guy (as Leonardo Di Caprio)
Michael Goldner ... Man in Car
Charley Hayward ... Tiny
... Old Man
Billy Kane ... James
Tony Ervolina ... Man on Screen
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>

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Taglines:

What Ivy wants, Ivy gets.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fleur de poison  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,829,804
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Leonardo DiCaprio had a very brief cameo in the film as a student. This is actually his only film where he did not have a speaking role. See more »

Goofs

At the party Ivy is holding a tray with two glasses. Darrel takes one glass which leaves one glass at the tray but in the next shot when Ivy walks away, the tray is empty. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Cooper: TMJ. It's stress-related. It gives you terrible headaches, makes your jaw stiff.
Darryl Cooper: Almost killed Burt Reynolds.
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Connections

Followed by Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (2008) See more »

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THE SALT OF JOY
Written and Performed by Dan Reed
Courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products
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Body language speaks wonders.
27 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Drew Barrymore plays Ivy a Lolita-like teen that gradually moves in with a shy reclusive classmate Sylvie(Sara Gilbert)and the presence of the streetwise Ivy starts a chain reaction of mixed emotions. Sylvie's self destructive mother(Cheryl Ladd)is jealous of her husband's(Tom Skerritt) reaction to Ivy's seductive ways. Soon he is hooked and can't get enough of the perverse teen. Questions arise concerning the death of Sylvie's mother about the time Sylvie realizes what is going on between her father and Ivy.

My favorite scene is the sultry love making in the rain on the car hood. It is hard to tell who is seducing who. The 17 year old Barrymore is hypnotic. I couldn't take my eyes off of her. Kudos to Katt Shea for directing this erotic thriller. Note: Look for a young Leonardo DiCaprio.


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