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Poison Ivy (1992)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 8 May 1992 (USA)
A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

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Ivy
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Bob
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Isabelle
E.J. Moore ...
Kid
J.B. Quon ...
Another Kid
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Guy (as Leonardo Di Caprio)
Michael Goldner ...
Charley Hayward ...
Tiny
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Old Man
Billy Kane ...
James
Tony Ervolina ...
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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.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La venenosa  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,829,804
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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio's first role in a theatrically released film. See more »

Goofs

When Ivy and Sylvie are trying to win over the dog, Ivy's coat changes position many times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Cooper: You killed her.
Ivy: She wanted to die.
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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: Poison Ivy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

LET IT GO
Written and Performed by Dan Reed
Courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products
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Pretty spooky
29 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Poison Ivy simply tells the story of a young girl who definitely gets what she wants and even resorts to murder if needs be. All four of the main characters you can develop some feeling for, and you could even feel sorry for Drew Barrymore's Ivy, although I did feel as if sometimes some characters were simply failing to believe what was pretty obvious to everyone else.

An 18-year-old Barrymore shines in this role, and Cheryl Ladd is also very convincing.

A young Leonardo Di Caprio makes an appearance in a perfectly watchable (but also rather short) film, with good direction from the relatively unknown Katt Shea.


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