The Crush

The Crush (1993)

14 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Darian hits Cliff over the back with the attic pole, the brass hook disappears between strikes.

Continuity mistake: The color of Darian's underwear changes as she walks out of the bathroom.

Audio problem: When Darian is playing the piano at the party, her hand movements are not consistent with the piece that is being played.

Continuity mistake: On walking into the bedroom from the bathroom, Darian is wearing underwear, but when she removes her gown (viewed from the closet), it has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Nick looks out at Darian, he's wearing a checkered shirt, then when he goes out to talk to her, his shirt changes to striped.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Darian hits Nick with the pole, she smashes a vase on the table. In the close up shot there's not a candlestick on the table, but in the next shot there's a candlestick there.

Continuity mistake: When Cheyenne shows up at Nick's apartment to tell him about Darian, her hair changes back and forth, from being behind her left ear to behind her right ear, throughout the scene.

Other mistake: Alicia Silverstone's character in this film was changed from Darien to Adrian. However, during the party scene after Adrian gets finished playing the piano she walks over to a man who reaches for her hand and you can hear him say, "That was lovely, Darian". (00:05:25)


Revealing mistake: When Darian is swinging the pole at Nick near the stairs during the climax, she is so cleanly replaced by a stunt double in two zoomed out shots. The double's face looks absolutely NOTHING like Alicia Silverstone.


Continuity mistake: When Adrian and Amy are talking on the street, the sun is coming from one side of the street when Adrian is shown, and from the other side of the street when Amy is shown.

Continuity mistake: When we first see the wasp nest, it's in a plastic bag. When Adrian is shaking the wasps out, the nest is gone.

Continuity mistake: When Amy discovers the hive while hunting sticks, Adrian/Darien informs her that they are yellow jackets, prone to attack in swarms, but the bees Adrian/Darien introduces into Amy's darkroom are relatively docile honeybees.

Deliberate mistake: It's meant to be a joke, but the way the famous punch scene happens is completely ludicrous. Darian appears to be flying in the air toward Nick to attack him, but there is no explanation of how she is doing this, and the way she was thrown back high in the air a few feet is something a punch can never do unless with inhuman strength. There's not any reason whatsoever that both of these things happen, except to give the viewers a laugh. A gun in this case would have made a whole lot more sense.

Revealing mistake: When Darian is swinging the pole at Nick near the end, it's very painfully obvious that it bends as if it is made of rubber or some other similar substance.

Adrian Forrester: What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a Valiant before?

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Question: What sort of mental illness does Darian have? And for that matter, she seems to come from a stable home and family. Since this is the case, why should she be mentally unstable and how come her parents never noticed her condition when she was growing up?

Answer: Darian would likely be considered as a depiction of Borderline Personality Disorder. She immediately idealizes Nick, becoming emotionally attached to him, which leads to her wanting him all to herself and becoming jealous of his relationship with Amy. Nick's rejection of Darian's sexual feelings for him and his insistence that they be simple friends is what leads her to her feelings of wanting revenge, while she also has unpredictable short-lived mood swings and unreasonable anger over trivial situations. To top it off, her pettiness and lack of remorse in sabotaging Nick in ways like vandalizing his car, erasing his work, trying to harm Amy and even her closest friend, would be almost certain to lead to a comorbid diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder, especially considering she didn't change in the end, and those with BPD aren't typically violent against others (as media often portrays).


Answer: I don't think Adrian was written as having a specific mental illness. Regarding her family, it's not unusual for someone with her issues to come from a stable, well-respected home. Real-life stalkers and killers have. Their families, friends, neighbors, etc. were truly shocked by what these criminals did. They knew a totally different person, compared to the person who the victims encountered.

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