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FULL SYNOPSIS

The Crush is a psychological thriller wherein a young man is the object of the obsession of a mentally unbalanced young girl. Journalist Nick Elliot (Cary Elwes) rents the guest house of a wealthy couple. The family's 14-year-old daughter Darien (Alicia Silverstone) flirts with him, and when her advances are not reciprocated she becomes increasingly obsessed with him resorting at last to violence and murder. Alicia Silverstone is beautiful and surprisingly good as the obsessed girl. Cary Elwes is also good in conveying his attraction and restraint in his dealings with so young and troubled a girl. However, the premise of the man being trapped by the aggressive, vengeful female is somewhat outdated and cliched. The Crush which should concentrate on the motivations of the girl, instead focuses on her increasingly violent acts, which include the vandalism of Nick's car and the attempted murder of his girlfriend. None of the characters are very real, and the plot is contrived, depending on illogical coincidence and implausible behavior by the principal characters. The Crush, an exploitive, cliched melodrama masquerading as a thriller, fails to either surprise or thrill. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast

Cary Elwes
as Nick Eliot
Alicia Silverstone
as Darian Forrester
Jennifer Rubin
as Amy Maddik
Amber Benson
as Cheyenne
Kurtwood Smith
as Cliff Forrester
Gwynyth Walsh
as Liv Forrester
Matthew Walker
as Michael
Duncan Fraser
as Detective
Betty Phillips
as Abigail Spaulding
Beverley Elliott
as Tex Murphy
Lesley Ewan
as Photo Editor
Doug Abrahams
as Hospital Room Cop
Mark Acheson
as Locksmith
Andrew Airlie
as Dr. Pollard
James Kidnie
as Attorney
Deborah Hancock
as Samantha
Sheila Paterson
as Mrs. Tinkerman
Deryl Hayes
as Reporter

Crew

Alan Shapiro
Director
Michael MacDonald
Producer
James G. Robinson
Producer
Alan Shapiro
Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees
Cinematographer
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Ian Crafford
Editor
Michael S. Bolton
Production Designer
Brett Schwieters
Art Director
Eric Fraser
Art Director
Joel Segal
Associate Producer
Marci Liroff
Associate Producer
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Marci Liroff
Casting
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