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The Crush (1993)

A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl, who 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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What Adrian wants, Adrian gets. 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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Trivia

Alicia Silverstone's feature debut. See more »

Goofs

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: You scared the hell out of me.
Adrian Forrester: Just out for a little stroll?
Nick Eliot: I thought you were Cheyenne.
Adrian Forrester: So, now you like Cheyenne?
Nick Eliot: Don't be ridiculous.
Adrian Forrester: Maybe you'd like to visit her in the hospital.
Nick Eliot: Hospital? What're you talking about?
Adrian Forrester: Cheyenne took a little spill at riding today.
Nick Eliot: Is she alright?
Adrian Forrester: She'll be okay. Just goes to show you, Nick. You can never be too careful.
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Crazy Credits

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 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »

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LA CAMPANELLA
a variation based on the 3rd of the Grandes Etudes de Paganini
Written by Franz Liszt
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The original and still the best
23 February 1999 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Alicia's first big film is by far her best. She's gripping, believable and absolutely devilish in the role of little rich witch. Cary Elwes is completely at home in the role of victim as this vortex of terror swirls around him. It's impossible to watch this film without a chill running down your spine. Oh, if only the rest of us could inspire that kind of devotion from our admirers!


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