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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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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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He was 28. She was 14. He was the man of her dreams. She was his worst nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's theatrical release in 1993 contained Alicia Silverstone's original character name Darian. Movie trailers, VHS and laserdisc versions also kept the name Darian. DVD and cable television versions were later dubbed and credited as Adrian. In the past, early cable television aired the name Darian. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nick Eliot: [on telephone] Hello?
Adrian Forrester: Miss me?
Nick Eliot: Oh. Hello, Adrian.
Adrian Forrester: Whatcha doin'?
Nick Eliot: What do you think I'm doin'? What am I always do? I'm workin'.
Adrian Forrester: Aw, Nick. Can't ya come out and play?
Nick Eliot: No, Adrian. I'm under deadline.
Adrian Forrester: Guess what?
Nick Eliot: What?
Nick Eliot: Got my period.
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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

TV versions feature additional footage: Darian spying on Nick through a wooden gate; Darian getting a ride from Nick to practice while all the other girls stare at her; Nick talks briefly to Amy about the babysitter Amy says "What could she know?" and for him to call her with any information; Darian calls Nick at 2:30 in the morning and says "Am I your first call?"; Nick scares Amy who is taking a shower; Nick's boss yelling at him in a bathroom about his fight with Darian; and Nick in a limo going to see Levansky; Amy and Nick chatting and her saying "Have you ever heard the expression Don't kneed your meat where you lay your bread?"; extra few seconds of Nick helping Cliff get the boxes up to the attic; Nick calling Levansky's babysitter; Nick watching The Forrester family getting their possessions from the house; a foggy bathroom mirror. See more »

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Referenced in Saving Silverman (2001) See more »

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Island Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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Seriously fun entertainment!
14 November 1999 | by 19460StratfordSee all my reviews

Alternating between gothic horror and hilarious camp, "The Crush" is one of the great cult films. Writer/Director Alan Shapiro's young discovery, Alicia Silverstone, delivers her greatest role to date -- no kidding. This is pure fun entertainment, I highly recommend renting it. I will see anything writer/director Alan Shapiro makes.


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