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

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

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

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Cary Elwes is 14 years older than Alicia Silverstone. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Cheyenne leaves Nick's apartment, the "Kryptonite" deadbolt is not installed on the door. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Forrester: Hey, Cheyenne. Why're you so slow?
Cheyenne: Everybody asks me that.
Cheyenne: [horseback riding teacher calls for Cheyenne] Shit!
Adrian Forrester: Oh, don't worry about it. You go get dressed, and I'll take care of Vertigo.
Cheyenne: Thanks.
Adrian Forrester: Sure.
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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 »

Connections

References Mean Streets (1989) 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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Alicia Silverstone shines in this teenage drama

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,024,976, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:

$13,609,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,609,396
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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