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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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Michael
Deborah Hancock ...
Samantha
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Tex Murphy
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Dr. Pollard
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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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Drama | Thriller

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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
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1.85 : 1
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Kurtwood Smith was cast as Darian's father after Alan Shapiro saw him in the futuristic action thriller Fortress (1993). See more »

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When Amy goes to her car after her night with Nick, she meets and talks to Adrian. On the DVD version, right before Amy says, "Let me explain something to you," Amy's voice is heard saying, "Adrian," but Amy's mouth clearly does not move. See more »

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Nick Eliot: [opens door] Cliff! Hi.
Cliff Forrester: Hi.
[mumbles]
Cliff Forrester: What are you doin' here?
Nick Eliot: What? You mean here? Well, I was just, uh, returning a book to Adrian. She's upstairs.
Cliff Forrester: Oh.
Nick Eliot: So... and anyway, I - I really gotta get going.
Cliff Forrester: Nick?
Nick Eliot: Yeah?
Cliff Forrester: Could you give me a hand gettin' this stuff upstairs. I don't think my back's gonna make it.
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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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Performed by Auto & Cherokee
Miracle Creek Music, Inc./Apple Children Music
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A Sexy Villain Sells this Movie
12 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

In her film debut,the attractive Alicia Silverstone plays Darian Forrester,a mentally disturbed 14 year old girl who develops an unhealthy obsession with her neighbour,Nick Eliot (Cary Elwes)a baby faced blonde hair,blue eyed journalist who has no sexual interest in her.Silverstone shines in her role as the villain,making life hell for Nick,who wants nothing more than a friendship with the girl next door.Darian's desperate attempts to seduce the older man are unsuccessful,driving her deeper into her obsession and making her more psychotic.Silverstone's acting is superb,but her facial expressions are what is so convincing about her performance.Alicia superbly transforms herself from sweet and innocent into scary and psychotic giving new meaning to the phrase,'When she was good she was very very good,and when she was bad she was horrid'. The film has you on the edge of your seat as the plot unravels,and truths are discovered about sweet little Darian Forrester who is crazier than anyone thought.Her anger at Nick for leading her on goes to the extreme until she comes up with a plan she hopes will destroy his reputation.Nick is oblivious to Darian's feelings for him and believes its nothing more than a silly school girl crush that will pass until he discovers just how dangerous Darian really is.


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