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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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He was 28. She was 14. He was the man of her dreams. She was his worst nightmare. See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Silverstone and Kurtwood Smith are daughter and father in this film. Alicia Silverstone would go on to play Barbara Wilson/Batgirl in Batman and Robin (1997). In the film, Barbara Wilson is Alfred Pennyworth's niece. But, in the DC comic, Barbara is the daughter of Comissioner Jim Gordon. Kurtwood Smith later provided the voice of Comissioner Jim Gordon in Beware the Batman (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Adrian and Nick are fighting by the stairs at the end of the movie, the wooden pole that Adrian is swinging bends. 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

Recent DVD release is the theatrical version but still features the name change of Alicia Silverstones character. See more »

Connections

References Single White Female (1992) 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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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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