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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, 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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The film's theatrical release in 1993 contained Alicia Silverstone's original character name Darian. Movie trailers, VHS and laserdisc versions also kept the name Darian. DVD and cable television versions were later dubbed and credited as Adrian. In the past, early cable television aired the name Darian. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when Adrian and Nick are fighting by the stairs. 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 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Seriously fun entertainment!
14 November 1999 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Alternating between gothic horror and hilarious camp, "The Crush" is one of the great cult films. Writer/Director Alan Shapiro's young discovery, Alicia Silverstone, delivers her greatest role to date -- no kidding. This is pure fun entertainment, I highly recommend renting it. I will see anything writer/director Alan Shapiro makes.


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