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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

Based on an experience that producer Melissa Goddard had when she was younger. She had a friend stay with her and her family and eventually the friend seduced Goddard's stepfather, Mike Medavoy. See more »

Goofs

Syliva's injury is directly above her right eye, but by the time she gets home from the hospital, the blood and bandage have shifted further to the right. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Cooper: What the hell are you doing in my Mom's car?
Ivy: I found the key.
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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 Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Prince (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

VERY FIRST LIE
Written by Jim Ellison
Performed by Material Issue
Courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products
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Does not deliver on any promises
6 October 2007 | by gcd70See all my reviews

This film, claimed to be a "Basic Instinct" meets "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle", is a big disappointment. There is no real storyline evident, just an idea that seems to have been given about fifteen minutes work. This is a Virginia Andrews style plot, but it just does not work. Not only is it incoherent, it jumps from one episode to the next and never pieces itself together or finds direction. And the characters are poorly developed, leaving the viewer caring less about what happens to them.

Barrymore is watchable, but the film is a tease as it doesn't deliver the promised sensuality.

Friday, August 14, 1992 - Village Centre Melbourne


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