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The Crush (1993)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  2 April 1993 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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 thought it was just a crush. He was dead wrong. 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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Darian  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,609,396 (USA)
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Although the main character's name is changed in the second version of the film including in the end credits, "Darian" (the original name) still appears on the letters she sends to Nick at the end of the film. See more »

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Near the end, when Cheyenne leaves Nick's apartment, the "Kryptonite" deadbolt is not installed on the door. See more »

Quotes

Nick Eliot: Hi. Can I talk to you a sec?
Adrian Forrester: [swinging back-and-forth on a swing] Sorry?
Nick Eliot: I was wondering if we could talk?
Adrian Forrester: What do you wanna talk about?
Nick Eliot: Well, uh - I don't know, to tell you the truth it's - it's a little awkward. Uh, would you mind stopping that?
Adrian Forrester: Why?
[continues swinging]
Nick Eliot: Never mind. I don't know where to begin. I - I guess what I want to stay is... I really like you, Adrian.
Adrian Forrester: I really like you, too.
Nick Eliot: No, I - I mean - as a friend. I mean, let's face it, you're fourteen, I'm twenty-eight. That's a ...
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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 Psych: Shawn 2.0 (2010) See more »

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SO GOOD
Performed by Miracle Legion
Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Mr. Myxplyxtlyx Music
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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sit back and enjoy
11 July 2001 | by (Edison, NJ) – See all my reviews

This movie has its faults but you can sit back and have fun watching it. It's slow at first. It's not suspenseful but it efficiently uses the short time of action to punch you with thrills. My adrenaline was rushing when Amy got stung by wasps. The direction is so precise that a certain number of seconds can leave you hanging off the sofa. Be careful if you're eating popcorn(or potato chips). You might end up drooling your food on the floor. Nick isn't that smart but I like him because he's nobody's fool. Aside from Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone, Kurtwood Smith(That 70's Show) also plays his part very well. The reversal of traditional sexual harassment and discrimination was also interesting.


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