The Crush

Still of Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in The CrushStill of Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in The Crush


A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 5.3/10 (7,174 voted)

Alan Shapiro

Stars: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin

Nick Eliot, a 28 year old newspaper reporter moves in the guest house of the Forresters'. Everything goes fine until he meets Darian, 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.


Cary Elwes

Nick Eliot

Alicia Silverstone

Adrienne Forrester

Jennifer Rubin

Amy Maddik

Kurtwood Smith

Cliff Forrester

Amber Benson


Gwynyth Walsh

Liv Forrester

Matthew Walker


Deborah Hancock


Beverley Elliott

Tex Murphy

Andrew Airlie

Dr. Pollard

Sheila Paterson

Mrs. Tinkerman

Brent Chapman

Steven Tinkerman

James Kidnie


Betty Phillips

Abigail Spaulding

Duncan Fraser


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

Release Date: 2 April 1993

Filming Locations: Cambie Street Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gross: $13,609,396

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Alicia Silverstone's acting debut.


Audio/visual unsynchronized:
When Amy goes to her car after her night with Nick, she meets and talks to Adrian. On the DVD version, right before Amy says, "Let me explain something to you," Amy's voice is heard saying, "Adrian," but Amy's mouth clearly does not move.


[about Adrian Dating]

Cliff Forrester:
Some kid'll be standing there with friggen hard-on sticking out of his pants. Hope I don't go breakin' it off.
[snaps his wrench]

User Review

A Sexy Villain Sells this Movie

Rating: 9/10

In her film debut,the attractive Alicia Silverstone plays Darian
Forrester,a mentally disturbed 14 year old girl who develops an
unhealthy obsession with her neighbour,Nick Eliot (Cary Elwes)a baby
faced blonde hair,blue eyed journalist who has no sexual interest in
her.Silverstone shines in her role as the villain,making life hell for
Nick,who wants nothing more than a friendship with the girl next
door.Darian's desperate attempts to seduce the older man are
unsuccessful,driving her deeper into her obsession and making her more
psychotic.Silverstone's acting is superb,but her facial expressions are
what is so convincing about her performance.Alicia superbly transforms
herself from sweet and innocent into scary and psychotic giving new
meaning to the phrase,'When she was good she was very very good,and
when she was bad she was horrid'. The film has you on the edge of your
seat as the plot unravels,and truths are discovered about sweet little
Darian Forrester who is crazier than anyone thought.Her anger at Nick
for leading her on goes to the extreme until she comes up with a plan
she hopes will destroy his reputation.Nick is oblivious to Darian's
feelings for him and believes its nothing more than a silly school girl
crush that will pass until he discovers just how dangerous Darian
really is.