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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)

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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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What Ivy wants, Ivy gets. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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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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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

The magnetic key holder is located on the fiberglass part of the Corvette and would not 'stick' there. See more »

Quotes

Ivy: Everybody hates me.
Sylvie Cooper: Oh well everybody hates me too.
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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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Referenced in The Class of '92 (2002) See more »

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LET IT GO
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 michaelRokeefeSee 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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