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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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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,609,396 (USA)
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When the movie was edited for TV, Alicia Silverstone's character's name changed from Darian to Adrian. Screenwriter Alan Shapiro had based the film on actual events that happened to him and ended up being sued by the girl he wrote about, who had the same name as his "fictional" character. See more »

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When they first show the bag of wasps (honeybees) you can see the nest. When Adrian shakes it to dump them the nest is gone. See more »

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Mrs. Tinkerman: I'll get a plumber in to fix the shower, and have my grandson get your fresh coat of paint. First of the month sound alright?
Nick Eliot: I was kinda hopin' moving this week. If it's alright with you?
Mrs. Tinkerman: Well, why don't we let your check clear and get that shower fixed? I'll let you know first thing next week.
Nick Eliot: Great. Thank you, Mrs. Tinkerman. Thank you.
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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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A Sexy Villain Sells this Movie
12 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In her film debut,the attractive Alicia Silverstone plays Darian Forrester,a mentally disturbed 14 year old girl who develops an unhealthy obsession with her neighbour,Nick Eliot (Cary Elwes)a baby faced blonde hair,blue eyed journalist who has no sexual interest in her.Silverstone shines in her role as the villain,making life hell for Nick,who wants nothing more than a friendship with the girl next door.Darian's desperate attempts to seduce the older man are unsuccessful,driving her deeper into her obsession and making her more psychotic.Silverstone's acting is superb,but her facial expressions are what is so convincing about her performance.Alicia superbly transforms herself from sweet and innocent into scary and psychotic giving new meaning to the phrase,'When she was good she was very very good,and when she was bad she was horrid'. The film has you on the edge of your seat as the plot unravels,and truths are discovered about sweet little Darian Forrester who is crazier than anyone thought.Her anger at Nick for leading her on goes to the extreme until she comes up with a plan she hopes will destroy his reputation.Nick is oblivious to Darian's feelings for him and believes its nothing more than a silly school girl crush that will pass until he discovers just how dangerous Darian really is.


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