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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 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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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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Alicia Silverstone became an "emancipated minor" at age 15 during the shooting of the film meaning she was legally on her own and not a dependent of her parents. This way she could avoid child labor laws, which would have restricted how many hours she could work on the film. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Cheyenne leaves Nick's apartment, the "Kryptonite" deadbolt is not installed on the door. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Forrester: I'd knew you'd come.
Nick Eliot: I'll tell ya, if you were ten years older...
Adrian Forrester: You'd what? So, how did your boss like the article?
Nick Eliot: It was you? You rewrote it?
Adrian Forrester: [waves] Hi, Mr. Fogle!
Mr. Fogle: Hello, Adrian!
Nick Eliot: Wait a minute, how'd you get in?
Adrian Forrester: It ain't Fort Knox.
Nick Eliot: Adrian, you can't do that.
Adrian Forrester: Worked though, didn't it? Poor Nick, you have such a terrible time with the objective case, and your split infinitives put such a stress on the adverb.
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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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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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HARD TO GET
Performed by Starclub
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Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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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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