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Crush (1992)

Unrated | | Drama | 27 August 1993 (USA)
On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted... See full summary »

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Alison Maclean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcia Gay Harden ... Lane
Donogh Rees ... Christina
Caitlin Bossley Caitlin Bossley ... Angela Iseman
William Zappa ... Colin Iseman
Pete Smith ... Horse
Jon Brazier Jon Brazier ... Arthur
Geoffrey Southern Geoffrey Southern ... Patient
Shirley Wilson Shirley Wilson ... Intensive care nurse
Denise Lyness Denise Lyness ... Physiotherapy nurse
Jennifer Karehana Jennifer Karehana ... Physio nurse
David Stott David Stott ... Stephen
Harata Solomon Harata Solomon ... Aunty Bet
Caroline De Lore Caroline De Lore ... Colleen
Trish Howie Trish Howie ... Nurse
Phil McLachlan Phil McLachlan ... Ward sister
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Storyline

On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted to the novelist's 15 year old daughter, leading to stormy emotions. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Összetörve See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,205, 29 August 1993

Gross USA:

$107,792

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,792
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Well-done story on the malevolent-stranger-insinuates-herself-into-family theme
16 January 2003 | by vyto34See all my reviews

The theme of a malevolent stranger insinuating herself into a family, seducing everyone in it, and wreaking havoc before getting her final comeuppance is an old tale. But it is told in this movie in a fresh and engaging way. Part of the appeal is the New Zealand landscape, and the cinematography dwells on its most unusual, dream-like aspects. Marcia Gay Harden is absolutely spot-on as the seductress. Caitlin Bossley is also very appealing as the daughter. William Zappa is rather frumpy, however, as the famous author. In an interesting twist, the direct victim of Harden's malevolence is played by Donogh Rees as a character which is just as malevolent.


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