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Poison Ivy

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Katt Shea Ruben began her career working for producer Roger Corman. Sara Gilbert was nominated for a 1992 Independent Spirit Best Supporting Actress Award by IFP/West. Not to be confused with the 1943 Eddie Constantine film, "Poison Ivy," or the 1985 TV-movie "Poison Ivy," which starred Michael J. Fox and Nancy McKeon as summer-camp counselors. Estimated budget $3 million. Filmed in Los Angeles California, beginning May 13, 1991; completed June 28, 1991. Screened at 1992 Sundance Film Festival. Limited release in USA May 8, 1992. Released on video December 16, 1992, in R and Unrated versions. Reviewed in New York Times and Los Angeles Times May 8, 1992. An unrated version with four extra minutes of footage was also issued on videocassette (see separate record for more information). Working titles for the film were "Ivy" and "Our House." Additional cast members included E. J. Moore (Kid), J. B. Quon (Another Kid), Michael Goldner (Man in car); Charley Hayward (Tiny); Tim Winters (Old Man); Billy Charles Kane (James); Tony Ervolina (Man on screen); Mary Gordon Murray (M.D.); Julie Jay (Nurse behind desk); Charla Sempsel (Orderly); Angel Broadhurst (Death Rocker); Randall Caldwell (Truck Driver); Tom Ruben (Roofer); Lisa Passero (Lisa); Lawrence Levy (Jeff); Sandy Roth Ruben (Estelle) and Warren Burton (Max).
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1000092584

  • Credits
    Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor, Tom Skerritt, Sara Gilbert, Drew Barrymore
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Shea] displays a gleeful enthusiasm for the B-movie genre....Barrymore brings her own brand of toughness to the [role]..."
    New York Times

    "...[Barrymore] has grown up into a startlingly salacious young woman....Her fresh-yet-jaded sultriness is alive on screen..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[Shea] knows how to work up a stylish sense of dread..."
    Los Angeles Times

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