The Crush

April 2nd, 1993


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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)

Director: 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 - Cheyenne
Gwynyth Walsh - Liv Forrester
Matthew Walker - Michael
Deborah Hancock - Samantha
Beverley Elliott - Tex Murphy
Andrew Airlie - Dr. Pollard
Sheila Paterson - Mrs. Tinkerman
Brent Chapman - Steven Tinkerman
James Kidnie - Attorney
Betty Phillips - Abigail Spaulding
Duncan Fraser - Detective

Taglines: 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 (USA)

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.