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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 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)

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$13,609,396 (USA)
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Trivia

Alan Shapiro's feature film directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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 Saving Silverman (2001) See more »

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LA CAMPANELLA
a variation based on the 3rd of the Grandes Etudes de Paganini
Written by Franz Liszt
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The original and still the best
23 February 1999 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Alicia's first big film is by far her best. She's gripping, believable and absolutely devilish in the role of little rich witch. Cary Elwes is completely at home in the role of victim as this vortex of terror swirls around him. It's impossible to watch this film without a chill running down your spine. Oh, if only the rest of us could inspire that kind of devotion from our admirers!


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