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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.

Director:

Alan Shapiro

Writer:

Alan Shapiro
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Elwes ... Nick Eliot
Alicia Silverstone ... Darian Forrester
Jennifer Rubin ... Amy Maddik
Kurtwood Smith ... Cliff Forrester
Amber Benson ... Cheyenne
Gwynyth Walsh ... Liv Forrester
Matthew Walker ... Michael
Deborah Hancock Deborah Hancock ... Samantha
Beverley Elliott ... Tex Murphy
Andrew Airlie ... Dr. Pollard
Sheila Paterson Sheila Paterson ... Mrs. Tinkerman
Brent Chapman Brent Chapman ... Steven Tinkerman
James Kidnie ... Attorney
Betty Phillips Betty Phillips ... Abigail Spaulding
Duncan Fraser ... Detective
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

He thought it was just a crush. He was dead wrong. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and terror violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darian See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,609,396
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Kidnie later went on to play William Ray "Pudface" Morgan in Robocop: The Series (1994). Kurtwood Smith had played Clarence Boddicker in Robocop (1987), which the TV series is based on. Jennifer Rubin would later star opposite Peter Weller whom played Robocop in that film in Screamers (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Adrienne is leaning into the bathroom talking to Nick, her hands are not on the door frame. In the next shot, her left hand is on the door frame. See more »

Quotes

[about Adrian]
Nick Eliot: Oh, I think we met. Outside on the front lawn. She seemed very...
Liv Forrester: Uh, "headstrong" is what I call 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 »

Alternate Versions

Recent DVD release is the theatrical version but still features the name change of Alicia Silverstones character. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I WANT YOU BACK
Written by John Carol Sharp (uncredited)
Performed by Cry Charity
Hot Lobster Music/Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Sexy And Thrilling
27 December 2002 | by Darkest_RoseSee all my reviews

The Crush is about a 28 year old journalist named Nick Elliot. He rents a guesthouse and befriends the landlady's beautiful 14 year old daughter Adrian (Alicia Silverstone). Adrian seems lonely, so Nick starts spending a little time with her and he gets to know her better. Nick just sees Adrian as a friend, but Adrian starts obsessing over him and she wants to be more then just friends, much more. And if Adrian can't have Nick, then no one can.. I enjoyed this movie, all the actors did a fine job. I would give The Crush 8/10


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