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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.

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Alan Shapiro

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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 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

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What Adrian wants, Adrian gets. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,024,976, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:

$13,609,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,609,396
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the movie was edited for TV, Alicia Silverstone's character's name changed from Darian to Adrian. Screenwriter Alan Shapiro had based the film on actual events that happened to him and ended up being sued by the girl he wrote about, who had the same name as his "fictional" character. See more »

Goofs

On walking into the bedroom from the bathroom, Adrian is wearing underwear, but when she removes her gown (viewed from the closet), it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Forrester: [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.
Amy Maddik: [Dismissively] If you like that kind of thing.
Adrian Forrester: Don't worry, Amy; some guys really like girls with small breasts.
[Amy is taken aback by Adrian's remark]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saving Silverman (2001) See more »

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Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Mr. Myxplyxtlyx Music
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The original and still the best
23 February 1999 | by CrizSee all my reviews

Alicia's first big film is by far her best. She's gripping, believable and absolutely devilish in the role of little rich witch. Cary Elwes is completely at home in the role of victim as this vortex of terror swirls around him. It's impossible to watch this film without a chill running down your spine. Oh, if only the rest of us could inspire that kind of devotion from our admirers!


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