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The Crush (1993)

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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Deborah Hancock ...
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Tex Murphy
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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)

Gross USA:

$13,609,396
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The name Adrian was dubbed. The dubbing was done by unknown actors because the studio could not afford to bring back the original actors, which explains the slight voice differentiation. Some words preceding the name Adrian were also dubbed for a more unnoticeable voice transition. 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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Adrian Forrester: Very attractive.
Nick Eliot: Oh, this? It helps me think. Come in. Come in.
Adrian Forrester: So, what're you doing?
Nick Eliot: Oh, pretty dry stuff, really. You wouldn't be interested.
Adrian Forrester: Try me.
Nick Eliot: 'Kay. Uh, you ever hear of Robert Levansky?
Adrian Forrester: The arbitrage guy that stoled all the money?
Nick Eliot: Allegedly stoled. Um, anyway I found his chauffeur... he told me that he regularly drove Levansky up to a house in Knollwood. Seems Levansky had a... a friend.
Adrian Forrester: You mean a lover?
Nick Eliot: Well, yeah. Yeah. Yes. Uh, anyway turns out this woman flew to Geneva six times...
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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 »

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Referenced in Less Than Perfect: The Crush (2004) See more »

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Miracle Creek Music, Inc./Apple Children Music
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Seriously fun entertainment!
14 November 1999 | by 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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