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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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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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Darian  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,609,396 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Early in the film, while talking about Nick's writing, Adrian notes, "You have such a terrible time with the objective case." Later, Adrian has her own trouble with the objective case when she says, "I think it's brought Nick and I a lot closer." She should have said, "I think it's brought Nick and me a lot closer." See more »

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Nick Eliot: [opens door] Cliff! Hi.
Cliff Forrester: Hi.
[mumbles]
Cliff Forrester: What are you doin' here?
Nick Eliot: What? You mean here? Well, I was just, uh, returning a book to Adrian. She's upstairs.
Cliff Forrester: Oh.
Nick Eliot: So... and anyway, I - I really gotta get going.
Cliff Forrester: Nick?
Nick Eliot: Yeah?
Cliff Forrester: Could you give me a hand gettin' this stuff upstairs. I don't think my back's gonna make it.
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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 variation based on the 3rd of the Grandes Etudes de Paganini
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It fills a void...
1 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the early 90's there was a marked scarcity of movie material for drama suspense. It seems the industry was experimenting. This was after "Fatal Attraction", "Silence of the Lambs" was a blockbuster, so apparently producers were trying similar genres. Now we have "Swimfan" and a new supply of similar themes for the newer viewers.

Alicia Silverstone is believable, she attempts to add some character to the film. Elwes, while acceptable, is scarcely superior, as the befuddled and harassed tenant. Amy (Silverstone) lives in a Tudor mansion, keys Nicks car, gets him to take her on a drive, etc. She is 14 he is 28. Hardly an earth-shattering premise for two hours of film to be created.

The carousel project her father has in the attic is a metaphor. We have seen it before. Her father and mother seem to be cardboard figures, representative of some establishment; this is never clearly manifested in the film. There are worse movies about obsession and psychosis. An old Hollywood standby. 7/10.


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