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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:

What Adrian wants, Adrian gets. 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

Although the main character's name is changed in the second version of the film including in the end credits, "Darian" (the original name) still appears on the letters she sends to Nick at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Adrian and Nick are fighting by the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Forrester: Beautiful, isn't it?
Nick Eliot: Yeah. Yeah, it is.
Adrian Forrester: Look, I'm sorry about the article. I won't do it again.
Nick Eliot: Look, I know I'm not the world's greatest writer, but, uh, believe me it's - it's hard to take being better by a fourteen-year-old kid. It's okay, really.
Adrian Forrester: No, it's not. You don't know how hard it is for me to make friends. I mean my parents made me skip two grades in school. My only friend is Cheyenne, and it's only because... well, my mom and her mom went to college together. So, she kinda has to. ...
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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

In the television-edited version of "The Crush", Alicia Silverstone's character's name was "Adrian" instead of "Darian". Through the entire movie, any mention of her name was dubbed to be "Adrian" at the request of the real Darian's family, on whose story the original screenplay was based. See more »

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

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HARD TO GET
Performed by Starclub
Island Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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A Sexy Villain Sells this Movie
12 March 2005 | by BettieTeeseSee all my reviews

In her film debut,the attractive Alicia Silverstone plays Darian Forrester,a mentally disturbed 14 year old girl who develops an unhealthy obsession with her neighbour,Nick Eliot (Cary Elwes)a baby faced blonde hair,blue eyed journalist who has no sexual interest in her.Silverstone shines in her role as the villain,making life hell for Nick,who wants nothing more than a friendship with the girl next door.Darian's desperate attempts to seduce the older man are unsuccessful,driving her deeper into her obsession and making her more psychotic.Silverstone's acting is superb,but her facial expressions are what is so convincing about her performance.Alicia superbly transforms herself from sweet and innocent into scary and psychotic giving new meaning to the phrase,'When she was good she was very very good,and when she was bad she was horrid'. The film has you on the edge of your seat as the plot unravels,and truths are discovered about sweet little Darian Forrester who is crazier than anyone thought.Her anger at Nick for leading her on goes to the extreme until she comes up with a plan she hopes will destroy his reputation.Nick is oblivious to Darian's feelings for him and believes its nothing more than a silly school girl crush that will pass until he discovers just how dangerous Darian really is.


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