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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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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>

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Taglines:

Ivy's best friend had the perfect house, the perfect family, and the perfect life. So...Ivy took them. See more »

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:

Our House See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,840, 10 May 1992

Gross USA:

$1,829,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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Trivia

Cheryl Ladd is best known for her role in the hit TV show Charlie's Angels (1976). Her Poison Ivy co-star Drew Barrymore went on to star in the movie adaptation, Charlie's Angels (2000), in 2000. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene when Sylvie pushes Ivy over the balcony, Ivy holds onto Sylvie's necklace and she is hanging backwards to the ground. In the next shot when the chain breaks Ivy starts falling down forward to the ground and eventually falls down facing the ground. See more »

Quotes

Ivy: Hello, Mr. Cooper, care for anything?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

OUT OF THE BLUE
Written by Aaron Davis
Performed by Aaron Davis Band
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User Reviews

 
Morbid, intriguing, trashy.
11 December 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

It would be the easiest thing to simply dismiss this film as yet another sleazy erotic melodrama (which it undoubtedly is), but the result is too intriguing, and too offbeat, to be ignored. Although this film will disappoint those who are expecting a well-made thriller or even an explicitly erotic movie because it's tame and practically suspenseless, it has an air of weirdness and morbidity that places it slightly above most of the run-of-the-mill entries in this genre. The performances are mostly one-note but convincing enough. Visually, it's a grim, underproduced film, but it does have a "special" atmosphere.


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