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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and terror violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Darian  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$13,609,396 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


All of Alicia Silverstone's nude scenes were done by a body double. See more »


When Adrian locks Amy in the dark room, she places a pad lock onto the door from the outside. But when Amy is trying to escape from the wasps, the door handle itself from the inside won't move. See more »


Nick Eliot: [on telephone] Hello?
Adrian Forrester: Miss me?
Nick Eliot: Oh. Hello, Adrian.
Adrian Forrester: Whatcha doin'?
Nick Eliot: What do you think I'm doin'? What am I always do? I'm workin'.
Adrian Forrester: Aw, Nick. Can't ya come out and play?
Nick Eliot: No, Adrian. I'm under deadline.
Adrian Forrester: Guess what?
Nick Eliot: What?
Nick Eliot: Got my period.
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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 »


References Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »


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User Reviews

sit back and enjoy
11 July 2001 | by (Edison, NJ) – See all my reviews

This movie has its faults but you can sit back and have fun watching it. It's slow at first. It's not suspenseful but it efficiently uses the short time of action to punch you with thrills. My adrenaline was rushing when Amy got stung by wasps. The direction is so precise that a certain number of seconds can leave you hanging off the sofa. Be careful if you're eating popcorn(or potato chips). You might end up drooling your food on the floor. Nick isn't that smart but I like him because he's nobody's fool. Aside from Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone, Kurtwood Smith(That 70's Show) also plays his part very well. The reversal of traditional sexual harassment and discrimination was also interesting.

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