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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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What Adrian wants, Adrian gets. 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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When the movie was edited for TV, Alicia Silverstone's character's name changed from Darian to Adrian. Screenwriter Alan Shapiro had based the film on actual events that happened to him and ended up being sued by the girl he wrote about, who had the same name as his "fictional" character. See more »

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When Cheyenne is coming up the stairs to talk to Nick about Adrienne, you can see the shadow of the square corner of the camera moving up the steps on the right side in the moonlight. See more »

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Nick Eliot: [hears screen door creak] Hello?
Adrian Forrester: Hi!
Nick Eliot: You know, most people knock!
Adrian Forrester: I did. You didn't hear!
[looking at photograph]
Adrian Forrester: Is this you?
Nick Eliot: Mm-hmm. That is me and David Cummings.
Adrian Forrester: Who?
Nick Eliot: Dave Cummings. One of the great reporters of his generation. One time or another, he had a byline in every paper across the country, and he was also my grandfather.
Adrian Forrester: You were so cute. Can I have 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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References Wuthering Heights (1939) 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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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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