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Crush (1992)

Unrated | | Drama | 19 March 1993 (USA)
On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lane
Donogh Rees ...
Christina
Caitlin Bossley ...
Angela Iseman
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Colin Iseman
Pete Smith ...
Horse
Jon Brazier ...
Arthur
Geoffrey Southern ...
Patient
Shirley Wilson ...
Intensive care nurse
Denise Lyness ...
Physiotherapy nurse
Jennifer Karehana ...
Physio nurse
David Stott ...
Stephen
Harata Solomon ...
Aunty Bet
Caroline De Lore ...
Colleen
Trish Howie ...
Nurse
Phil McLachlan ...
Ward sister
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On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted to the novelist's 15 year old daughter, leading to stormy emotions. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Well-done story on the malevolent-stranger-insinuates-herself-into-family theme
16 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The theme of a malevolent stranger insinuating herself into a family, seducing everyone in it, and wreaking havoc before getting her final comeuppance is an old tale. But it is told in this movie in a fresh and engaging way. Part of the appeal is the New Zealand landscape, and the cinematography dwells on its most unusual, dream-like aspects. Marcia Gay Harden is absolutely spot-on as the seductress. Caitlin Bossley is also very appealing as the daughter. William Zappa is rather frumpy, however, as the famous author. In an interesting twist, the direct victim of Harden's malevolence is played by Donogh Rees as a character which is just as malevolent.


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