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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 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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He thought it was just a crush. He was dead wrong. 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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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

Alicia Silverstone won 2 MTV awards for her performance in the film for breakout performance and villain. See more »

Goofs

When Darian hits Cliff over the back with the attic pole, the brass hook disappears between strikes. See more »

Quotes

Nick Eliot: Hey, Cheyenne.
Cheyenne: I ne-I need to talk to you. About Adrian.
Nick Eliot: What?
Cheyenne: Not now. Meet me in back of the orchard at seven, when the streetlights come on, okay?
Nick Eliot: Cheyenne, wait! Wait!
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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

References Lolita (1962) See more »

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Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Mr. Myxplyxtlyx Music
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Entertaining in a bad way.
4 September 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

"The Crush" is about a fourteen-year-old girl (Alicia Silverstone) who falls in love with a journalist neighbor, played by Cary Elwes (of "Saw" infamy).

Elwes rejects her come-ons and after she tries to kiss him gives her a slight warning. However her advances are so strong that after a while he is left dazed, as she accuses him of sexual abuse and has the police arrest him.

Destined to clear his name for good, he embarks on a mission to expose her "crush" - and prove to everyone once and for all that she's a psychopath.

A lot of movies like this were made back in the '80s and '90s starting with "Fatal Attraction," although this is one of the more entertaining ones. As far as the acting goes, Silverstone is very sexy (she was older than 14 during filming so I can say this without coming across as a perv) - she's good at playing a devious flirt.

Elwes experiments with his off-again-on-again American accent and the good news is that it's more convincing here than in "Saw" (2004). Except for a few scenes, he pretty much sounds convincing. His acting is up to par as well.

It's not a great movie but it's entertaining, which is exactly what it should be.


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