When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.
Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has an addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »
Nick Eliot, a 28-year-old newspaper reporter, moves into the guest house of the Forresters. Everything goes fine until he meets 14-year-old Adrienne, the Forresters' only child. When she develops a crush and is rebuffed, she retaliates with vengeance.Written by
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 »
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 »
[Seeing Nick talking to a blonde and trying to rattle Amy]
Hey, looks like Nick made a friend. God, she's pretty! She's just like a model.
If you like that kind of thing.
Don't worry, Amy; some guys really like girls with small breasts.
[Amy is taken aback by Adrian's remark]
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After the fade out, Darian's face is visible until a few seconds after the credits start. See more »
Another scene in the TV version features Nick waiting by the Forrester home as they are packing their things and taking Adrian away to the country. Like the scene when Nick got arrested, Adrian looks up at him and almost smiles. See more »
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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