5.8/10
15,083
84 user 39 critic

The Crush (1993)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
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
Reviews
Popularity
3,972 ( 153)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Poison Ivy (1992)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A teenage babysitter is the focus of two boys and a man's separate obsessions.

Director: Guy Ferland
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh
Fear (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

Director: James Foley
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen
True Crime (Video 1995)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has an addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Verducci
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Dillon, Bill Nunn
Lolita (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith
Clueless (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

Director: Marco Brambilla
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken
Swimfan (2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A high school senior with a promising swimming career has a one-night stand with consequences.

Director: John Polson
Stars: Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon
Wild Things (1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon
The Craft (1996)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell
Poison Ivy II (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

First time out of Michigan, Lily starts art school in LA and shares a house with other young artistic people. Both her teacher and a roomie/classmate show interest in her.

Director: Anne Goursaud
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Johnathon Schaech, Xander Berkeley
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What Adrian wants, Adrian gets. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darian See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer and director Alan Shapiro's inspiration behind the film was based on an real life experience. In Los Angeles, Alan Shapiro became a lodger at a guest house following his departure from college, which the house was owned by a married couple. Shapiro was trying to work on scripts for Hollywood but was constantly distracted by their teenage daughter Darian whom had a crush on him. Shapiro wanted nothing to do with Darian and rejected a sexual relationship with her because she was underage. One day, he came home from an errand, only to find the words "Alan sucks cock!" carved into his new car. When Alan spoke to Darian's parents about it, Darian denied vandalizing his car and worst still, Darian's parents sided with their daughter, refusing to believe Alan. However, a school friend of Darian's came forward to Alan and privately told him that Darian did do it, but Darian's parents still refused to believe Darian's school friend. Because of this, Alan moved out and he never saw Darian again. Years later, Alan's wife reminded him of Darian and told him it would make a good story for a suspense thriller and it became - The Crush. See more »

Goofs

When Adrian locks Amy in the dark room, she places a pad lock onto the door from the outside. But when Amy is trying to escape from the wasps, the door handle itself from the inside won't move. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Forrester: So, this is what it takes to finally get you up here?
Nick Eliot: What're you doing?
Adrian Forrester: Fixing things.
Nick Eliot: Where's Cheyenne?
Adrian Forrester: You wanna do her, too, is that it? I'm not good enough for you?
Nick Eliot: Where is she, Adrian?
Adrian Forrester: I came back here for you, Nick. My parents tried to take me away, but I fooled them.
Nick Eliot: Where is she?
Adrian Forrester: I came back here for you, and I found you with my best friend. I still love you, Nick!
Nick Eliot: [walks out of room] Cheyenne?
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the fade out, Darian's face is visible until a few seconds after the credits start. See more »

Alternate Versions

TNT's televised version of the film aired scenes that do not appear in the DVD and VHS versions. See more »

Connections

References Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

TASTE
Performed by Auto & Cherokee
Miracle Creek Music, Inc./Apple Children Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

I used to really like Alicia
25 July 2000 | by myssankhSee all my reviews

I used to have this big admiration thing for Alicia Silverstone. Then I saw "The Crush" and it fulfilled my needed Alicia screentime. Also, Amber Benson (Tara on "Buffy") is in it, too. It's campy and is your traditional single white female or the hand that rocks the cradle, w/ dubbed lines and a femme fatale. But it's Alicia: she's young, she's hot, and she's got problems.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 84 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed