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 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
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 »
When Adriane refers to a man as an embezzler, Nick corrects her to add alleged. It was already established at that time he had been convicted. After conviction a crime is no longer considered to be alleged as guilt has been proven. 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 »
It's very hard to understand why this movie is rated so low. I really enjoyed watching this film, which was Silverstone's first major role. She plays a crazy teenager who has a crush on a guy who lives in a guesthouse. In her selfish pursuit of the object of her affection, she makes the guy's life a living hell. She also makes the life miserable for anyone who tries to "steal" the guy from her. I think Silverstone fit her role perfectly. The plot was very good as well, and I was always wondering what Silversone's character (Alicia) would do next. This movie gets a solid 8 from me.
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