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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 thought it was just a crush. He was dead wrong. 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)

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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 »

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On walking into the bedroom from the bathroom, Adrian is wearing underwear, but when she removes her gown (viewed from the closet), it has disappeared. See more »

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Nick Eliot: Hi. Can I talk to you a sec?
Adrian Forrester: [swinging back-and-forth on a swing] Sorry?
Nick Eliot: I was wondering if we could talk?
Adrian Forrester: What do you wanna talk about?
Nick Eliot: Well, uh - I don't know, to tell you the truth it's - it's a little awkward. Uh, would you mind stopping that?
Adrian Forrester: Why?
[continues swinging]
Nick Eliot: Never mind. I don't know where to begin. I - I guess what I want to stay is... I really like you, Adrian.
Adrian Forrester: I really like you, too.
Nick Eliot: No, I - I mean - as a friend. I mean, let's face it, you're fourteen, I'm twenty-eight. That's a ...
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

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I WANT YOU BACK
Performed by Cry Charity
Hot Lobster Music/Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Alicia Silverstone shines in this teenage drama

It's very hard to understand why this movie is rated so low. I really enjoyed watching this film, which was Silverstone's first major role. She plays a crazy teenager who has a crush on a guy who lives in a guesthouse. In her selfish pursuit of the object of her affection, she makes the guy's life a living hell. She also makes the life miserable for anyone who tries to "steal" the guy from her. I think Silverstone fit her role perfectly. The plot was very good as well, and I was always wondering what Silversone's character (Alicia) would do next. This movie gets a solid 8 from me.


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