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The Crush (1993)

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A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

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Nick Eliot, a 28 year old newspaper reporter moves in the guest house of the Forresters'. Everything goes fine until he meets Adrienne, the Forresters' only child, a 14 year old girl. She develops a crush on him. When he ignores her advances, she's rebuffed and willing to kill him. Written by Ryan Burgos

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He was 28. She was 14. He was the man of her dreams. She was his worst nightmare. See more »


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Rated R for language and terror violence | See all certifications »

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2 April 1993 (USA)  »

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$13,609,396 (USA)
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Alicia Silverstone became an "emancipated minor" at age 15 during the shooting of the film meaning she was legally on her own and not a dependent of her parents. This way she could avoid child labor laws, which would have restricted how many hours she could work on the film. See more »

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On walking into the bedroom from the bathroom, Adrian is wearing underwear, but when she removes her gown (viewed from the closet), it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Nick Eliot: [From under a sink where he is working] Who goes there?
Cheyenne: [Startled] What?
Nick Eliot: [In a playful manner] Identify yourself. Fiend or foe?
Cheyenne: Depends.
Nick Eliot: [Emerging from under sink to look at Cheyenne] Got a name?
Cheyenne: Yeah, Cheyenne.
Nick Eliot: [Playfully] Oh... Injun, huh?
Cheyenne: Hippy parents.
Nick Eliot: Oh.
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After the fade out, Darian's face is visible until a few seconds after the credits start. See more »

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Referenced in Less Than Perfect: The Crush (2004) See more »

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MY HOUSE
Performed by Christopher Kowanko (as Chris Kowanko)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Walk Rudy Music
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Entertaining in a bad way.
4 September 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"The Crush" is about a fourteen-year-old girl (Alicia Silverstone) who falls in love with a journalist neighbor, played by Cary Elwes (of "Saw" infamy).

Elwes rejects her come-ons and after she tries to kiss him gives her a slight warning. However her advances are so strong that after a while he is left dazed, as she accuses him of sexual abuse and has the police arrest him.

Destined to clear his name for good, he embarks on a mission to expose her "crush" - and prove to everyone once and for all that she's a psychopath.

A lot of movies like this were made back in the '80s and '90s starting with "Fatal Attraction," although this is one of the more entertaining ones. As far as the acting goes, Silverstone is very sexy (she was older than 14 during filming so I can say this without coming across as a perv) - she's good at playing a devious flirt.

Elwes experiments with his off-again-on-again American accent and the good news is that it's more convincing here than in "Saw" (2004). Except for a few scenes, he pretty much sounds convincing. His acting is up to par as well.

It's not a great movie but it's entertaining, which is exactly what it should be.


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