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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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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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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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Runtime:

(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore failed to attend her first audition. Director, Katt Shea wanted Drew for the part of Ivy, and arranged another audition which Drew Barrymore also failed to attend. After Katt Shea spoke to Drew's agent and told her she was no longer interested in her for the lead, she pleaded with Katt to give Drew another chance. Drew ended up auditioning at Katt Shea Ruben's house not knowing that the director had already decided she had the job. See more »

Goofs

After Ivy falls to her death you can see her blinking even though she is supposed to be dead. See more »

Quotes

Ivy: It won't ever happen again.
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version contains about thiry seconds of extra footage from Ivy's and Sylvie's father's first sexual encounter (after the party, after Sylvie's mother is asleep). See more »

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OUT OF THE BLUE
Written by Aaron Davis
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What Ivy Wants, Ivy Gets...
7 May 2016 | by PredragReviewsSee all my reviews

Poison Ivy has a TV film feel about it and having just watched it recently for the first time in several years I feel that she could have had more credibility if she had continued on the serious side of acting, rather than frivolous rom-coms that became her staple. Drew Barrymore never looked better than she did in this film and it's easy to see why Tom Skerritt is tempted by the teenage temptress. Sara Gilbert, who older readers may remember from Roseanne and younger readers as an occasional actress in The Big Bang Theory, plays a very good supporting role in this tight, memorable, and erotic thriller.

There is a little too much on the music playing in the background but all in all, this is a good film to kill an hour-and-a-half with, particularly as it involves Ms Barrymore at her sexy looking best in a role that she excelled in. With one quick seduction, Ivy sets off a chain reaction that makes 'Poison Ivy' one of the most provocative and erotic films, of the erotic thriller genre, filmed to date. If you somehow missed this gem, give it a look soon. It is one of those very rare films you can enjoy again and again..

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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