Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American comedic horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steve Starky.  The screenplay was written by Martin Donovan and David Koepp.

Death Becomes Her | Death Becomes Her Movie Poster | 1992 | Meryl Streep | Bruce Willis | Goldie Hawn | Isabella Rossellini | Ian Ogilvy | Adam Storke | Fabio Lanzoni | Sydney Pollack | Michelle Johnson | William Frankfather | Debra Jo Rupp | Jonathan Silverman | Ron Stein | Robert Zemeckis | |
Death Becomes Her Movie Poster

Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains some nudity and off-color humor)
Run Time:  1h 44min
Release Date:  July 31, 1992 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Director:  Robert Zemeckis
Studio:  Universal Pictures
Budget:  $55 Million
Box Office:  $149 Million

Death Becomes Her stars Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini, Ian Ogilvy, Adam Storke, Fabio Lanzoni, Sydney Pollack, Michelle Johnson, William Frankfather, Debra Jo Rupp, Jonathan Silverman and Ron Stein.

Death Becomes Her is a story of sabotage and betrayal. Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) is performing on Broadway while in the audience are her childhood friend Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) and her fiance, Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis). Helen shortly after feels that Ernest has fallen for her friend’s glamorous charms, and her fears soon prove to be correct, when their engagement falls apart, and Ernest marries Madeline. Helen winds up in a psychiatric hospital after losing Ernest to Madeline, her former friend.

Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex’s new wife wants to know her secret and she discovers she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit but discovers that immortality has a price.

Movie Quotes

“You must make me a promise. The secret that we share must never become public. You may continue your career for ten years. Ten years of perfect, unchanged beauty. But at the end of that time, before people start to become suspicious, you have to disappear from public view forever.” – Lisle Von Rhuman 
“The bone protrusion through the skin, that’s not a good sign. You’re body temperature is below 80, and your, your, your heart’s stopped beating.” – E.R. Doctor
“What the hell does that mean?” – Ernest Menville
“Exactly! What… what… I’m going to get a second opinion” – E.R. Doctor

“Do you know what they call someone who sticks by their word no matter what? At the cost of all else? Do you know?” – Ernest Menville
“No.” – Helen Sharp
“An idiot.” – Ernest Menville

“I don’t want to live forever. I mean, it sounds good, but what am I gonna do? What if I get bored?” – Ernest Menville

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Meryl Streep as Madeline Ashton

Bruce Willis as Ernest Menville

Goldie Hawn as Helen Sharp

Isabella Rossellini as Lisle Von Rhuman

Ian Ogilvy as Chagall

Adam Storke as Dakota

Fabio Lanzoni as Lisle’s Body Guard

Sydney Pollack as E.R. Doctor

Michelle Johnson as Anna

William Frankfather as Mr. Franklin

Debra Jo Rupp as Psychatric Doctor

Jonathan Silverman as Jay Norman

Ron Stein as Elvis Presley