The Crush

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Alan Shapiro
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min


I was wondering

if I could see the guest house.

I just got out here.

You work mostly at home?

Uh-huh. I really need

the peace and quiet.

This is so great.

I'm always in court.

My husband Cliffspends

more time in airports than at home.

We'd both feel better

ifthere was someone around.

[Piano Playing]

I'll take it.

Great. It's a little

run-down on the inside,

but there's plenty ofspare furniture

in the garage.

Help yourselfto anything you'd like.

[Piano Plays]

That's my daughter, Adrian.

Oh, I think we met...

out front on the street.


She seemed very, uh...

Headstrong is what I call it,

but I'm sure you two

will get along fiine.

=Just like a toy =

= I was waitin' foryou =

= But you never came =

= And I found myselfalone... =


Get down.

What's the big deal?

My parents rented out

the guest house to some guy.

Check him out.

Ifyou're not back

in fiive minutes,

I'll radio for air support.

= I waited foryou =

= But you never came =

= On the way back to my house =

= I had to hesitate =

Who goes there?


Identify yourself.

Friend or foe?


= Some time today... =

You got a name?


Oh, Injun, huh?

Hippie parents.



= Should I speak =

= When I saw that man? =

= I think I saw that face =

= I would like to give you more =

= I heard that's what

we're all here for ==


Well, he's okay.

Kind ofcool.


Hi. I'm Nick Eliot.

I'm here to see Michael.

Nick Eliot?

You're late.

It's not even 8:

Monday meeting starts at 8:1 5.

What I'm concerned about

is the focus on this.

Go on.

You've got to do it.

Oh, okay,

what are you working on right now?

Oh, I'm still

researching the article.

New here?

I can tell.

All right.

Let's get down to business.

Tanya Terrel on the cover.

Ifshe wants to expose herself,

I'll oblige her.

I need more pictures,

but keep the text under 1 ,000 words.

The Senate arms deal is dead.

The weeklies are beating it to death.

Now, Nicholas Eliot,

Monday's staff meetings

begin at 8:
1 5 precisely.

I expect everyone to be here.

Oh, ahem, my apologies.

I, uh, just got into town.

Do you really think

I don't know who you are?

Your former superiors describe you

as an excellent researcher

with fair writing skills.

You were described as a pit bull

when you're on the scent.

That's precisely why I hired you.

What do you know

about Robert Levansky?

Hejust got out ofjail

and refuses to talk to the press.

He embezzled almost $2 billion,

500 million ofwhich

remains unaccounted for.

Dig up everything you can.

Reporters have been

on that for months.

It's a black hole.

I'll expect something by Friday.

Maddik, track Eliot.

If he fiinds anything,

I want pictures.

Is he always like this?

Sometimes he's in a bad mood.


= And every day =

= Must I =

= Wait on you hand and foot? =

= On the way past, I =

= One time when you made me

feel so good... =

So how much are they paying you

to watch me?

= Ribbons in your hair... =

Just renting the guest house.


= They were never there =

=Just like a subscription... =

Why are you doing that?

Well, I'm gonna have her painted

now that I can fiinally afford it.

So, uh...

Fox hunt? Polo?

No. I'm schoolingjumpers.

I'll be the youngest in my class

to go to Nationals.


Sounds ambitious.

Yeah, well...

ifonly my ride would show,

maybe I could get to practice.

= This one will never mend =

= To show before a friend ==

Hello. Mario Analdi?

Hi. Nick Eliot.

Pique magazine.

Could you answer

a few questions for us?

You used to work

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Alan Shapiro

Alan R. Shapiro (born February 18, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American poet and professor of English and creative writing program at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous poetry books, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and Dead Alive and Busy. In addition to poetry, Shapiro has also published two personal memoirs, Vigil and The Last Happy Occasion. more…

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