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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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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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Although the main character's name is changed in the second version of the film including in the end credits, "Darian" (the original name) still appears on the letters she sends to Nick at the end of the film. See more »

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When Nick looks out at Darian swinging, he's wearing a dark checkered shirt, then when he goes out to talk to her, his shirt changes to striped. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Forrester: Now, careful there, my man. I don't need any lawsuits, you know what I mean?
[points to carousel]
Cliff Forrester: My little restoration project.
Nick Eliot: It's, um, really somethin'.
Cliff Forrester: Yeah. I had it shipped out here from a carnival in Kansas. Right after Adrian was born. Dragged every damn piece up here one at a time. Wanna see it work?
Nick Eliot: Sure.
Cliff Forrester: [turns carousel on] Well, motor's kinda old, you know. Takes a little while to get up to speed. Anyway,
[turns off carousel]
Cliff Forrester: you get the idea. Plan was to turn this whole attic into a ...
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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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References Single White Female (1992) See more »

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I WANT YOU BACK
Written by John Carol Sharp (uncredited)
Performed by Cry Charity
Hot Lobster Music/Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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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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