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.


Alan Shapiro


Alan Shapiro
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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 ... Steven Tinkerman
James Kidnie ... Attorney
Betty Phillips ... Abigail Spaulding
Duncan Fraser ... Detective


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 Ryan Burgos

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Thriller


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Two scenes that were filmed but deleted could be seen in the theatrical trailer: Darian pulls the bed cover off a naked Nick and Amy whilst they're asleep, and an extension of the pool scene between Nick and Darian. See more »


When Amy is developing a print in her dark room, she is surprised to see a photo of Darian. But she would already know what was on the print as she would have already exposed it from the negative using an enlarger. See more »


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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


References Mean Streets (1989) See more »


a variation based on the 3rd of the Grandes Etudes de Paganini
Written by Franz Liszt
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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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Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,024,976, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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