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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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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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The name Adrian was dubbed. The dubbing was done by unknown actors because the studio could not afford to bring back the original actors, which explains the slight voice differentiation. Some words preceding the name Adrian were also dubbed for a more unnoticeable voice transition. See more »

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When Nick looks out at Darian swinging, he's wearing a dark checkered shirt, then when he goes out to talk to her, his shirt changes to striped. See more »

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Adrian Forrester: I'd knew you'd come.
Nick Eliot: I'll tell ya, if you were ten years older...
Adrian Forrester: You'd what? So, how did your boss like the article?
Nick Eliot: It was you? You rewrote it?
Adrian Forrester: [waves] Hi, Mr. Fogle!
Mr. Fogle: Hello, Adrian!
Nick Eliot: Wait a minute, how'd you get in?
Adrian Forrester: It ain't Fort Knox.
Nick Eliot: Adrian, you can't do that.
Adrian Forrester: Worked though, didn't it? Poor Nick, you have such a terrible time with the objective case, and your split infinitives put such a stress on the adverb.
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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 Irresistible (2006) See more »

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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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