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 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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Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Darian  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)


$13,609,396 (USA)

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Amy goes to her car after her night with Nick, she meets and talks to Adrian, as they talk, Amy has one leg cocked up holing her purse while searching for her keys. As the scenes switch back and forth between Amy and Adrian, Amy's cocked leg switches from right to left and back. See more »


Adrian Forrester: God Amy, when I grow up I hope I can be just as smart as you.
Amy Maddik: [Dismissively as she rides away] Adrian, Go play...
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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 »


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


Performed by Christopher Kowanko (as Chris Kowanko)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Walk Rudy Music
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Alicia Was Hot Stuff In '93
19 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Word was that "you have to see this Alicia Silverstone; she's really hot." That was back in 1993, so I checked out the movie. This was Alicia's film debut and she got a lot of hype for this movie.

I discovered, yeah, Silverstone has a pretty face, but that's about it. The movie was nothing special; not something you haven't seen before. Cary Elwes, not Silverstone, ruins the picture. Not literally him; the character he plays: "Nick." What a dork!

Nick is an incredibly stupid guy who befriends the 14-year-old "Adrienne" (Silverstone), who is his neighbor. The girl, who then expects more from the guy and doesn't get it, vents her wrath on him. Nick is so annoying I didn't care what the stupid neighbor did to him. Both of the lead characters deserved each other.

Whatever happened to Silverstone? I guess she never really made it to stardom. The last I remember her was playing "Batgirl" with George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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